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Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Easter Sunday Fiesta

 So much fuss and bother for one day.  And another three days for me to recover


We had an easter egg, chocolate egg, hunt.  52 small, foil wrapped, eggs were strewn around the garden.  Fortunately they found them all.  The weather has turned hot.  It would have been 52 traps of melting chocolate.  


The photos are in the wrong order.  So here's the lamb just off the spit.  A perfection of fattiness


The table is set but the men are still tasting and appraising


Cracking the easter eggs.  The broken ones are peeled and eaten


Once the eating and drinking has begun (early morning for some) then the dancing begins.  As my traditional person says, a starving bear won't dance.


Tall grandson turned up for the dawn chorus this year.  Here he's looking after the three spits.  The easter lamb, the kondosouvli  (a roll of pork, tomatoes, onions and peppers), and the kokoretsi ( the roll of offal tied up with intestines).


 the easter loaf fresh out of the oven.

As usual a good time was had by all, especially the men.  My ears are still ringing from the endless loud (raucous) greek music. Everyone else (women and children)  retreated inside after the meal for icecream and brownies.  I snuck in for a quick lick of a bowl.  Then they all took off to the beach below to swim and enjoy a peaceful coffee and cigarette.  As I was the hostess, I stayed behind to referee.  

So its done and dusted for yet another year.  Half the lamb was left.  How much can we eat?  Not as much as a greek man imagines.  There are bags of roast lamb in the freezer for many more (male) get-togethers.  I tried to press all the leftovers on the children but even they were overwhelmed.

Baking dishes, greasy plates and a load of dangerously sharp knives were all washed on the day.   Sons-in-law were tremendously helpful.  One scrubbed the baking trays, the other cut all the meat off the bone and they both hauled away the overflowing rubbish bags.

Till next Year (at someone else's house)

21 comments:

  1. That lamb looks delicious. You certainly know how to celebrate.

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    1. The lamb was well cooked. A good time was had by most

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  2. Ooh yes. All that clearing up. But I bet that lamb was delishioso 😋

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    1. I still have floors to clean. Meantime I've started the summer changeover. A bit tiring but lots of lamb to enjoy

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  3. Those three spots look and sound amazing. You certainly know how to party on Poros LA.

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  4. Spits even. I must put the light on sorry.😊

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    1. Last Easter was very nice too when we were by ourselves. Being by yourself is not a Greek thing. They do love a knees up

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  5. Wow! Look at you all gathering together and enjoying each other's company and having a party. We are so looking forward to that here but it's still a long way off.

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    1. Tavernas and cafes are open now too. Almost back to normal

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful loud and busy day, I hope everyone likes eating lamb!

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    1. No, that's the thing. Part of the family doesn't even eat it which is why we had a roll of pork as well.

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  7. The last (and only) time I had a whole roast Lamb, we had 50 guests, but there was still loads left over. We were eating it for a week or more. It's a good thing that it's my favourite meat.

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    1. 50 guests. No way! I suppose I could have done it 40 years ago. Now it tires me out just thinking of it.
      Cold lamb is really good but so is lamb curry, lamb pie

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  8. Linda I think the Perth Creasy's should have Easter in Greece one year. It sounds like a massive event.

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    1. It is. But that mega production needs lots of hands. In 2019 Skaty were here and did a major amount of prep and clean up. So come early and leave late 😅😅😅

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  9. You can't beat a lamb roast, haven't had one of those in years but at least your family helped you clean up.

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    1. Thank goodness for kids and grandkids!!!!

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  10. There is nothing happier and more tiring than family celebrations. So much waiting for them and how happy and tired we are after they are over.

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  11. Haha, yes - definitely better at someone else's house :))
    But it sounds like you had lots of help, and it is great for the family to all gather together and enjoy themselves.
    Hope it doesn't take you too many days to recover :) xx

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  12. Shepherds pies for months. It's great really though isn't it, to have people around enjoying life and each other.

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