Menu for World Cup Watching

Great food for World Cup Watching. June 13th games include:

Slovenia v. Algeria

Germany v. Australia

Serbia v. Ghana

If you’re entertaining fans at home here is a menu and some recipes for you.

Put some shrimps on the ‘barbie for the Australian team.

For the Slovenian team grill some kielbasa until it’s crisp, put it on a hot dog roll and top it off with a hunk of hot sauerkraut.

Hey fans of Serbia, try some Cevapici, which are mixed meat burgers (you can make them into sausage shapes), serve them on pita bread with a blob of Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce (see recipe below).

Slice sweet potatoes and fry them until they’re crispy, then sprinkle with cinnamon. That’s another good side dish that fans of the team from Ghana will enjoy.

Couscous with Dates, Raisins and Toasted Almonds is another delicious dish that would be terrific for fans of the Algerian team (see recipe below).

Beer, beer, great, cold German beer for the German team.

Have fun everyone!


1 pound ground pork

1 pound ground beef

1 pound ground lamb

1 small grated onion

2 large eggs

3 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped

salt and cayenne pepper to taste

Pita Bread

Yogurt Dip

Combine the pork, beef and lamb in a bowl. Add the onion, eggs, garlic and salt and cayenne pepper to taste. Shape into patties or sausage shapes. Refrigerate for one hour. Preheat and outdoor grill or oven broiler (you can also fry these in a saute pan or grill pan). Grill, turning occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until completely cooked through and crispy. Serve on top of pita bread with yogurt sauce. Makes 8-10 servings

Yogurt Dip

2 cups Greek style plain yogurt

1 cucumber, peeled, deseeded and grated

1 large clove garlic, finely chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

Mix the yogurt, cucumber, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. Makes about 2 cups

Couscous with Dates, Raisins and Toasted Almonds

2 cups water

1 cup quick cooking couscous

1/2 cup chopped dates

1/2 cup chopped toasted almonds

1/4 cup raisins

2-3 chopped scallions

1 teaspoon grated orange peel

2 tablespoons olive oil

Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Slowly pour in the couscous, stir, cover the pan and turn off the heat. Let rest for 5 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Spoon the couscous into a bowl. Add the dates, almonds, raisins, scallions, orange peel and olive oil. Stir. Let cool to room temperature and serve. Makes 4-6 servings

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