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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Saturday ... almost there

Roll on Sunday night when it will all be over!

I left the cleaning of the front entrance and my verandah till the last day and it darn well rained today.  At least my plants will like the extra moisture.  And the balconies can be organised later. Tomorrow thankfully is supposed to be warm and sunny.  I really would not like to have 20 people tracking in dirty wet footprints from outside.  We will eat outside.   Fatty spit roast lamb (or goat?) is best enjoyed outside in rustic surroundings.

We have a house full tonight.  One daughter and family come up and help prepare  offal and lamb for the spit and cook the midnight soup.  They all go off at 11.30 for the resurrection and bring  the holy light to the house.  I stay and set the table and finish off the soup with its egg and lemon sauce.




Chopping up lamb liver, spleen, heart, kidney and sundry digestive organs to add to the mayeritsa (easter soup)


Inside this roll are big chunks of liver, spleen, kidney and sundry innards.  They are all covered by a thick layer of intestines which have been turned inside out and cleaned to get rid of any unsavoury residue


Our elderly neighbour brought in a plate of koulourakia with a handful of tinsel covered choccies.  She and her sister have many years baking experience and make the best biscuits, with the flavour of the fresh (sheeps) butter they always use

The soup is simmering, the kids are running wild, the dog is scratching on my newly cleaned windows to get out in the muddy back yard and the men are enjoying a raki after their hours of elbows in offal.

Midnight service and breaking of the fast still to come.

More tomorrow of course.  Don't want you to miss out on our feast



10 comments:

  1. So much work, but a lot of happiness too i see.

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    1. I'm exhausted already and the day is just beginning. Thank goodness I have 2 daughters and a dish washer but I dont want them to spend hours in the kitchen. I really will try and have easter Sunday at a taverna next year

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  2. Those koulourakia look delicious (and I know they will be, because I made some with Frankie last year!) I like that presentation with the little choccies. Yet another idea which I'll shamelessly steal from you.

    Enjoy your feast!

    I hope you find time to put your feet up for a while.

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    1. Good on you for making the koulourakia. You really will make an excellent assistant!
      Great day. Everyone had a great time, meat tender, beer and wine cold but he'll I am exhausted. House will take a week to put together!

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  3. That's a lot of preparation. I hope it all goes as planned. -Jenn

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    1. A terrific day but the preparation and clean up just too darn much. Outside is clean but the house is a war zone. At least all fatty dishes and pans are clean

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  4. I cannot help wondering why your Easter is so much later than ours? In central Europe it falls on the next full moon after the Spring Equinox (I think).

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    1. All to do with calendar errors. Very complicated. Will be one week apart till 2020, together in 2025 and won't coincide till 2700

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  5. I was going to ask the same thing Cro Magnon did, but you explained it below. I didn't even know this, until I started reading your blog.
    Sounds like you will have lots of company and the meal preparing is pretty complicated. But I'm sure everyone will be enjoying themselves. Happy Easter!

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  6. Its mainly a family affair but always friends and neighbours drop in and we pick up a few strays too. It was enjoyable. My english friend always comes to our gatherings and we spend the day nattering and gossiping

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