Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pretty Good Greek Leftovers

On Monday, we had leg of lamb for a family dinner and had a whole one left over, along with some salad, tzatziki sauce, and couscous. We also had some pita in the bread drawer and decided Gyros were in order. But before this meal, we had a little appetizer thanks to Bev’s stopping by the Wednesday afternoon farmers market – fresh, locally grown, boiled corn on the cob and it was very good.

For the meal, I reheated the lamb in a 250* oven wrapped in foil with it’s juices for about an hour to an internal temp of 137* and after resting, I sliced it thin for the gyros. I just cut the pitas in half, warmed them in the microwave, and stuffed the pocket. The stuffing consisted of thin sliced onion, sliced tomato, lettuce, lamb, and a spoonful of the sauce. I don’t know what I was thinking and ended up giving one of the gyros away. We've aldo decided we like the tzatziki on the couscous and I added a little more greek herb blend as well.

It’s been a while since I had a gyro from a Greek place and I know they are usually made from ground spiced meat in a loaf shape, but these would have been hard to beat.

After this settled, I went back later for a little slice of leftover fruit pizza. Leftovers can sometimes be some very good eats.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.



  1. hi.. Claire from sending you greetings..

    I love lamb chunks too.. grilled or baked them, i m in!

  2. I have a leg of lamb, and I'm not sure what I plan on doing with it! Love this meal!

  3. I can't even remember what lamb tastes like it's been so long. Sure sounds like a mighty fine meal of leftovers to me and a fantastic Father's Day originally!

  4. Thank God for great left-overs... My friend's brother and family came to visit her recently. The brother will NEVER eat any left-overs ---and always wanted to eat meals OUT.... That about drove Judy (my friend) crazy. What is it with some people????


  5. There are many meals that I make where I actually prefer the leftovers. Turkey is one that comes to mind. Your gyros could put a Greek restaurant to shame. They look and sound delicious. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  6. This post made me smile - I love gyros and LOVE leftovers.

  7. Funny, since getting the spit last week, gyros are one of the first things I want to try on it soon. I've done them fatty style but ready to try one on the rotisserie!

  8. ::::note to self - do not read food blogs when you're hungry! Looks terrific Larry.


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