Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Chicken Gyros and an Apology

First of all, I apologize that my posts are not as frequent as I would like.
It will be cray for the next month. I am leaving for a family vacation August 14th. I can't wait. I have not seen my twin sister, little sister or nephew since Christmas and my parents since March. I am counting the days. I am preparing mentally for driving 11 hours with two little girls by myself. If you have an advice...PLEASE TELL ME!

My dilemma is that when I get back from vacation we are suppose to move and vacate our residence by Sept. 1.
My husband sold a HUGE job in Gainesville, FL and he will have to be there to oversee the project. But we are not exactly sure when his company will send us there....so we are in limbo. BASICALLY, we are not sure where we will be September 1st. I have started packing to move and for the family trip. Cross your fingers for me!!!

Plus, I cannot bake. IT is killing me. My heating element in the bottom of my oven EXPLODED!!!

For some reason, they said it was over used..LOL
Thanks to my readers and followers for their faith and understanding. I love you guys!

Pita Bread
Peppy's Pita Bread at Allrecipes.com

1 1/8 cp hot water
3 cps AP flour
1 tsp salt
1 TB vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp white sugar
1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast

1. throw everything in the bread machine in this order. If you do not have a bread machine you can add everything to a mixer and let rise for about an hour.
2. Roll into 12 in. rope then cut into 8 equal pieces. Then roll out the equal balls 6-7 inches around the pita. Cover. Let sit for 30 minutes.
The recipe say to bake at 500 for 5 minutes...MY OVEN IS BROKE. I Broiled the bread, but it still turned out really great.

The Greek Tzatziki Sauce

2 cps of Light Greek Yogurt
1 English Cucumber, seeded and diced up
3 garlic cloves, pressed
3 TB. Lemon O Olive Oil
2 tsp. vinegar
salt and pepper

I mixed all together...Yum.


4 chicken breast
1 cp. Greek salad dressing

I marinated the Chicken in the salad dressing over night. Before making the Gyro, I pulled out and allowed to get to room temperature. I added a few tablespoons of butter and browned the chicken. The chicken was really good.

2 cps of lettuce, cut very very thin
1/2 onion, cut very thin
1 tomato, cut very thin

TO ASSEMBLE: I open a pita and then layed the chicken, the tomato, the lettuce, the onion and topped with the sauce. Serve.

I did not steam or warm the pita and wish I had....