Yesterday was the Orthodox Easter. Living in Greece for so many years I got to celebrate a lot of Easters. I really love how it is celebrated there. The food, as always, is very important on the Easter Day. On Saturday evening, after the midnight Divine Liturgy, the family gathers together for the traditional Magiritsa. In the beginning I couldn't stand it at all, but that changed after a few years.
Being away from home I decided to try and make my own Easter dinner. It would be the first time for me so the stress was high. I'm not that really talented when it comes to cooking. We wanted to celebrate it with our new friends and the fact that they are vegetarians didn't help my stress, because the traditional Magiritsa is made with meat. I was wondering what to do when one of my friends suggested that in stead of meat I could use mushrooms. What a great idea!!! But then to make things even more difficult I decided to make both of them. So I just went form never cooking a Magiritsa in my entire live, to making two of them at the same time!! Even though I used only half of the ingredients required for both of them, we ended up with too much food just for 4 persons. Yeap, that sounds like the Greek Easter in deed :)
Also there were red peppers filled with feta cheese, baked Hallumi and for dessert my friends had brought with them some chocolate cakes wich had liquid chocolade in the middle! The cakes were gone within seconds so there was no time for taking any photos. I can assure you though that they were a m a z i n g !!
We had a really great time and that made us feel a little bit better about being away from family and friends.