Bulgaria March 3

Bulgaria Independence Day

 On September 22, 1908, Prince Ferdinand (1861-1948) of Bulgaria declared the country’s independence from the Turkish Ottoman Empire, which had ruled since the 14th century. In 1944 the former Soviet Union invaded Bulgaria and imposed its communist system for nearly 50 years. Like many other eastern European countries, Bulgaria became an independent republic with a new constitution in 1991. In 1998 the Bulgarian Parliament reinstituted September 22 as Bulgarian Independence Day. It also declared September 6 Unification Day to mark the unification of Bulgaria with Eastern Rumelia, previously under Ottoman control, in 1885.

Moussaka

Serves 4
Ingredient:
• 1 pound of ground beef
• 1 large ca diced tomatoes
• 4 large potatoes (peeled, cubed and blanched)
• 2 tablespoon oil
• 1 onion sliced
• 3 minced garlic cloves
• 1 teaspoon dried thyme
• 1 large tub yogurt
• 3 eggs(whisked)
• 1 cup Bulgarian feta cheese (any feta will do)

Method:
Preheat oven 375
In a large pan add oil and brown beef when done toss onions in cook for 5 minutes then add tomatoes, garlic and thyme cook for 3 minutes. Add potatoes, salt and pepper, give it a good stir and transfer to a large baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes then mix yogurt, eggs, cheese and salt and pepper then pour mixture on top of beef bake in oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with sliced cucumbers in yogurt.
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Etar or Pino Noir                                               Nazdrave!!