I think I might finally be recovered from our hike this last weekend. On Sunday we got up at 5:30 am and hiked about 11 miles to the top of 2 mountains; Flattop Mountain and Hallet Peak. We climbed over 3,000 feet to almost 13,000 feet above sea level. It was a steep hike up, and I didn’t eat enough, so by the end I was not feeling great. Elevation, hard work, and not enough food = Erin feeling like she is ready to lose her lunch while trying to scramble up the last 500 feet of elevation. My husband and I actually did this hike 8 years ago, and wanted to do it again with our 9 year old. We finally did it this summer, and he did awesome! Getting to the top of a mountain, and looking out over everything is just breath taking. You seriously feel like you are on top of the world! There are easier hikes to get to the top of mountains, but it is something I think everyone needs to see in their lifetime.
I have said it before, but I am a big fan of Greek food. I love Gyros, and could eat them weekly. I also am a big fan of meatballs. So I decided to combine two of my favorites into a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Just a few seasonings thrown in with some ground beef (lamb would be great, but can be pricey), rolled into meatballs, baked, and dinner is pretty much done. Tzatzki sauce pretty much makes the gryo in my opinion, and I am super happy with this one. I have tried a few and have been tweaking them for a long time, and this is by far my favorite. It will be my go to from now on!
If you have a little extra time, you can even whip up some homemade pitas to serve your Greek meatball sandwiches on. The hands on time for pitas is very minimal, so give it a try. The Greek meatballs would be great on naan bread too, or even just a hoagie type roll. Whatever you have on hand, just trust me and make these this week! You will not be disappointed. I am sharing this recipe over at Food Fanatic. I am one of their Easy Dinner Fanatics. If you missed out on any of the recipes, be sure to go check them out!