Employee Pick – A Trip to Greece, No Passport Necessary

MoussakaPosted by Diana

Given that I am willing to try anything when it comes to food, (well almost anything – no bugs please and thank you) I decided to get away from my usual bacon filled dishes and try to make something I have yet to master. One Saturday night I decided that it was time to visit Greece via my friend’s kitchen. What to make, what to make? Stuffed grapes leaves? Nah, where would I get the leaves? Lamb rack? Nah, too much carving for my taste. Ouzo? Getting closer but I can just buy that later. Moussaka you say? Yes, right up my alley! I love comfort food and this is Greek comfort food at its finest ladies and gentlemen. I dare you to go into any Greek restaurant and not find it on the menu. If that should ever happen – leave a.s.a.p. as they are not worthy! It’s like lasagna but not really. Close your eyes, well after you looked at the picture, and imagine the taste and smell of this layered, bubbly baked casserole of lamb, beef, eggplant, fresh herbs, a hint of nutmeg and my fave – béchamel sauce (drool). Open your eyes, run to your “Greek for the night” kitchen and start cooking!

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