Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tasty Tuesday (and an offer on the condo!)

First, on a totally non food related topic, I got an email from our real estate agent that an offer came in on the condo. EEK!! Yes, the condo is STILL for sale. I'd just stopped talking about it cause it was too depressing to think we've almost reached 365 days on the market. Anyways...I don't have any details yet. I'm sitting over here on pins and needles waiting for my agent to call me back. Send all your prayers and good thoughts our way!!!

Now on to the task at hand. I'm finally settling in to somewhat of a routine here and have actually started cooking again. With that kitchen can you really blame me?? Here's what's on the menu for tonight. It's new to me too so I can't actually vouch for it yet...but it sounds delish!! I bought some hummus and veggies to serve with it....oh how I love Greek food! Oompah!

Ground Beef Gyros
Serves 4

1 carton (8 oz) plain yogurt
1/3 cup chopped seeded cucumber
2 T finely chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 t sugar

1 pound ground beef
1 1/2 t dried oregano
1 t garlic powder
1 t onion powder
1 t salt
3/4 t pepper
4 pita breads, halved, warmed
3 cups shredded lettuce
1 large tomato, chopped
1 small onion, sliced

In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cover and refrigerate. In a bowl, combine beef and seasonings; mix well. Shape into four patties. Grill, covered, over medium-high heat for 10-12 minutes, turning once. Cut patties into thin slices; stuff in pita halves. Add lettuce, tomato and onion. Serve with yogurt sauce.



*uncorked said...

Good luck with the condo! I haven't made it to a year yet, but am trying to sell mine as well. If your sale goes through, please send all good selling karma my way.

Taryn said...

Good luck with the offer! I'll keep my fingers crossed that it goes through.

Annie said...

yay for the offer! keeping my fingers crossed for you two!
i was planning to make vegetarian gyros a night this week.
i've never made the yogurt sauce but i bought all the ingredients! can't wait to try it.

ae said...

good luck with the offer!

Katie said...

wow i'm impressed you're making gyros! let us know how it turns out and post a picture of how yours looks!

ps: good luck with the offer! crossing my fingers!

ihatemichigan said...

Those look delicious. I will have to try them.

Kelsey Smith said...

That is super exciting -- Hope it goes through without skipping a beat!! Has it been empty for almost a year?

Elizabeth Marie said...

Congrats on the offer!! Keep me posted lady!

I heart greek food!!! That looks sooooo good!!

the future mrs Hinz said...

sounds really good! i love greek food too! good luck on selling the condo.

Mia Schelle said...

sounds really yummy! i talked trent into having a gyro from the lamb producers at the fair when we went after our 5k. then we tried to get another before the rascal flatts show and they were SOLD OUT! what a disappointment. we tried a stromboli instead. it was pretty good. but nothing compares to those gyros.

Mia Schelle said...

and yay about the offer. you'll have to give me the scoop when you hear!

Elizabeth Marie said...

OH...and I wanted to tell you...go for the NEON! I'm not tan at all right now! It's fun! :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That's great that your getting into a routine. Glad your enjoying your new surroundings.

Ashley Pizarro said...

I hope everything goes through with your condo. I know you have been waiting and hoping for something to happen with it! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you guys!

The recipe sounds delicious!! I love your Tasty Tuesdays!

ModernMom said...

Sounds delish!

Best of luck on the sale of your condo..sending you good vibes:)

Jill Pilgrim said...

Oh that looks awesome! Must try! Also? Good luck girlie!

Brittany Ann said...

Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

skinnybitching said...

eeek... i hope the offer goes through!!! i'll keep my fingers crossed :) and that recipe sounds awesome- LOVE greek food.

In this wonderful life... said...

these sound YUM! thanks for sharing :)