This recipe, Pastitsio Greek Macaroni pie, is a truly traditional recipe that I have been making for a long time for my family. I am so lucky to have this beautiful recipe, and it’s one of those simple recipes that is so easy to cook that you remember how to do it for next time. If a recipe is too long and complicated, I can soon lose interest. I think life is too short to stay in the kitchen for ages to create something that is gone in minutes! Having said that, this Pastitsio Greek Macaroni pie isn’t the fastest of dishes to make I suppose, but it’s worth it in the end as the flavours are so good.
Most people ask me how I learned to cook all kinds of dishes from so many different countries. Well it’s really because I have travelled quite a lot and I met all kinds of interesting people along the way. Also when I was first an au pair in the UK, I met lots of new faces from all over the world and we often cooked for each other in our family houses. I do have some very nice memories of my teenage years. I must say Greek food and the Greek people are very special to me, and I have lots of time and respect for them.
As my children are now grown up, we do travel quite a bit, but I always look forward to going back to good old Greece. I will always love it there, and so does my husband. The life there is what I call real simplicity.
Anyway…… enough dreaming about my next holiday, let’s make this lovely Pastitsio Greek Macaroni Pie: