I was delighted to be re-invited to my friends, Rich and Kim Green’s family picnic. I missed the party last year, but two years ago they roasted a whole hog for the gathering. As always the food presented by the hosts was terrific as well as all of the pot-luck dishes brought by attendees. I made a Greek-style rice salad to share. This dish can actually suffice as a meal during the hot summer months.
The recipe is simple to prepare; just cook some rice and let it cool. In the meantime, peel and remove the seeds from a couple of cucumbers then slice and set aside. Minced red onion, green peppers, celery and set aside. Chop some fresh parsley and oregano (I use marjoram because I prefer the flavor and I have a potted marjoram plant). After the rice has cooled, season it with the chopped herbs, mix some olive oil and lemon juice and pour over the sliced cucumbers and minced peppers & onions. Season the vegetables with salt and ground black pepper and mix this all into the rice along with some Feta Cheese and black olives. Place into a serving dish (or Tupperware if you are carrying it to a picnic) and garnish with tomato wedges to add some color.
The barbecued chicken and pork ribs were delicious!
After lunch, Kim, always the organizer of fun for the kids (young and old), Set up teams for a “three legged race”
I am not certain that the judges in charge of officiating this race were able to determine a clear winner. There were a number of teams that fell down and several other collisions.
…and a game of “Twister”. Though it has been many moons since I last played Twister, the rules of play seem to have been greatly modified along with the size of the playing board. I am quite sure that my old body will not contort into certain positions anymore!
A good time was had by all. Thank you Rich and Kim. Always fun to share food and good times.