03/07/18 - When you’ve had a crappy, horrible day and you could give Murphy a run for his money the solution is Julie and Julia. Exhale. Almost instantly better. Just the thought of watching this movie calms me down. Watched it as I carried my laptop around the kitchen desperately trying to get souvlaki and tzatkiki made on time for dinner.
Have you ever tried to make Tzatziki? Seems like an easy enough recipe: cucumbers, lemon juice, garlic, and some spices. Yeah, right. It never turns out right. Too bland, too strong – dill, ugh! The chicken is still frozen (5pm and we’re all starving) and while trying to thaw it in a plastic bag in a small rectangular glass dish the ‘juice’ spills on the counter and under the utensil containers. Sigh.
03/08/18- It took me two days to finish the movie. Of course it was worth it. Every time it’s worth it.
The chicken and steak souvlaki turned out great. The tzatziki…not so much. The recipe called for 2 tbsp of dill! That’s a lot and I kind of new it but wanted to follow the recipe. That error in judgment resulted in me throwing over two cups of the sauce away and adding in a ton more plain Greek yogurt to try and balance out the flavors. Yesterday was a tough day and a tough cooking day.
BBQ pork spare ribs tomorrow.
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