Sunday Meal with Greek Food

Chicken gyros and a Greek pasta salad

Saturday

I’m starting this weeks Sunday Meal blog on Saturday night and I’ll finish it tomorrow. I made the Greek salad earlier today, so half of tomorrow’s dinner is already done. I didn’t take any pics today. Will take some pics tomorrow.

I got up early today and went to WinCo at 7am. It’s creepy shopping for groceries now a days. I’ve been wearing a mask in public and in occupied homes that I work in. I don’t do it out of fear or politics. I just wear my mask out of respect for those around me. If someone isn’t wearing a mask that’s their business. It does seem like everyone is a zombie walking through the grocery store though. I know we’re going to get through this and return to some type of normalcy. I don’t think the world will ever be the same. This is like how 9-11 changed the world. It’s always going to be different.

Summerlin sunset in Las Vegas, Nevada.
An incredible sky!
Summerlin sunset, Las Vegas, Nevada.
This the view south. The big building to the lower right is Red Rock Resort. Rumor has it that they’s opening June 1st. Now that the Palms is closed indefinitely, this is my favorite casino, hands down. And it’s right in my backyard!
Summerlin sunset in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This is a zoomed in shot of Red Rocks. We get sunsets like this over here 2-3 times a week.

Anyway, the new house is coming along. We put together a new desk for me. It’s very nice looking. I’m going to do a little organizing with it. I now have my PC and all my battery charges right next to me. I’m also in the living room, so we need to make it look as neat as possible. My next project is that I’m going to put down some type of floor on the balcony. I’m going to put up a sunshade to enclose it somewhat. Should be nice. I’ll get a chair out and table out there and spend some time in the evenings with the laptop. That is before or after Summer.

Dana has been working on the bathrooms. We almost have the front bathroom done. I’m going to use that one and the girls will use the Master Bath. So, that will be nice.

Sunday AM

I woke up early today, around 4:30am. I would have liked to slept a little longer, but I wanted to get started on a new project I just dreamed up. I jumped out of bed and fired up my iron skillet that arrived yesterday from Amazon. I seasoned it yesterday afternoon and was excited to try it out. The first thing that came to mind was to make an omelet in it. I did it and it turned out pretty damn good.

Sunday morning omelet in an iron skillet.
1st step is to saute the onions and green bell peppers. I used butter and little salt to make them sweet and juicy. I add the mushrooms after the peppers and onions cooked a while.
Sunday morning omelet in an iron skillet.
This morning I used ingrediants that I had on hand from the other dishes we were making this weekend. I used colby jack cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms and the sauted onions and green bell peppers.
Sunday morning omelet in an iron skillet.
Eggs cook perfectly in an iron skillet. I’m very happy to have one in my kitchen once more.
Sunday morning omelet in an iron skillet.
This is the just after I rolled the eggs. I whip the eggs with a fork until the eggs are creamy and frothy. This makes the eggs puffy when I cook them.

Dinner Prep Time

We had to do some prepping before we could cook our gyros. We had to marinate the chicken for a 1.5 hours. I also wanted to whip up the tzatziki sauce. I’ve had it a million times in Greek restaurants but I’d never made myself. The sauce was from this recipe on AllRecipes.com and consisted of plain Greek yogurt, fresh cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, and dill. It turned out great! It was, however, a little on the runny side. I didn’t strain the cucumber. Lesson learned and will revise this next time. Unfortunately, I din’t take any photos. 🙁

Dinner Time!

After all the prepping for the last day and half, it was time to start cooking. We were very excited about this meal. So far, everything was turning out well and the recipes were simple and easy to follow. That’s our style- simple and easy!

The main course of the day was the chicken gyros. I marinated the chicken in a mixture of red wine vinegar, garlic, lemon juice, and seasonings. I fried them in my iron skillet with olive oil. They turned out better than I expected. Next time I’ll do it a little different though.

Greek inspired chicken gyros with tzatziki sauce.
The chicken was marinated for about 1.5 hours. It turned out really good. If I had to do it over I would have seared them in a hot skillet and then baked them for about 15-20 minutes.
Greek inspired chicken gyros with tzatziki sauce.
Feiya had a much better day int he kitchen than she did last week. She had a hand in everything today and did really well.

The dinner today turned out exceptionally well. I’d give this one a 8.5 out of 10. Better than last week, but still lot’s room for improvement. Next week is Memorial Day weekend. This will be the 1st American holiday that both Feiya and Dana are American citizens. Also our 7th wedding anniversary is on Friday. I’m going to try to do a part II to the blog post I made last month. Hopefully I have that up by Friday.

Camera I used today was the Sony A6000. You can see more of my food photos by viviting my food category here: https://imnoted.com/category/photography/food/

Music- Tame Impala