Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Yassou Greece!: Greek Salad


Since they discovered Hadestown last year, my kids have been very into mythology.  So it only made sense to travel to Ancient Greece.   We began with a toga party made from random sheets we had lying around the house.  Notice Thatkid's "warrior" face in contrast with Thatbaby's "Fashion model" look.

Once again, we were able to find some Greek cuisine in our refrigerator.  Have I mentioned that my kids eat a lot of yogurt?  We go through it.

We played a rousing game of Greek pictionary.  In retrospect, this would have been a better end of the day activity, after the kids were refreshed as to who characters like Poseidon and Hercules were.

Thatkid made us a very easy lunch - Greek salad bites.

Disney provided a recipe for "Creten pies" which were pastries filled with cinnamon, sugar, and myzithra cheese, so after lunch the kids got busy making snack.

We also read some of my favorite Greek myths.  I actually had a version of this book when I was a kid.  I thought I had kept it, but last year when the kids started being interested in Greek mythology, I went looking for it and couldn't find it, so I got Thatkid his very own new and shiny copy.

After reading some myths, we used them as inspiration to create our own mythological monsters.

Thatbaby was in charge of dinner that night.  And despite our lunch, he wanted to make a Greek Salad for dinner.  

My rule on the kids making dinner is that I don't say no to whatever they want to make, so Greek salad it was.  Plus this gave him a chance to work on his knife skills since it required so much slicing and chopping of vegetables, cheese, and olives.

Playlist: Hadestown, Raddish Kids Greek Feasts
Watch: Hercules, Mamma Mia, Jim Henson's The Storyteller Greek Myths

Greek Salad
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp confectioner sugar
1/4 tsp oregano
1 lb cherry tomatoes, halved
8 oz Persian cucumbers, sliced
1/2 small red onion, sliced
1/3 cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved
4 oz feta, cubed
  1. Whisk the vinegar, oil, and sugar in a bowl.  
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Stir in oregano.
  4. Arrange tomatoes and cucumbers on a platter.
  5. Scatter the onion and olives on top.  
  6. Spoon the dressing over the salad.
  7. Arrange feta over the dressed salad.

1 comment:

  1. Mike is Greek so we definitely need to devote a day to Greek culture!