What’s 62 years old, smells really good and only appears in public three days each year?
The annual Greek dinner festival at Spokane’s Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington, which will run next Wednesday through Friday.
The dinner menu, served from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., is the same as the past two years: kapama (Greek ragout of beef), pasta with browned butter and myzithra cheese, green beans with garlic and herbs, Greek salad, dessert and coffee. The only difference is the price - $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 (up from $8 and $4).
There’s also an outdoor taverna with beer, wine and grilled meats, an outdoor cafe featuring Greek coffee and a bazaar (open at 10 a.m. each day) selling pastries and deli items.
Tickets are available at the door, or in advance at the church and from City Ramp Garage, 430 W. First, and G. Arger Co. Real Estate, 300 N. Mullan. For more information, call 328-9310.
Quaker Oatmeal’s “Bake it Better With Oats” recipe contest is back with a bigger grand prize - $12,000, up from $10,000 - and a new category, Snack Mixes (using Quaker Oatmeal Squares cold cereal), along with Cookies, Muffins and Kid Creations.
Cookie recipes must use at least 2 cups of Quaker oats, and breads and muffins a minimum of 1 cup.
Postmark deadline is Oct. 31. For complete rules, call (800) 367-6287, e-mail to OatContest@aol.com, visit Quaker’s Web site at www.quakeroatmeal.com or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Quaker Contest Rules, P.O. Box 1370, Barrington, IL 60011.
Dough, boys and girls
If you’re after the really big money, Tuesday is the deadline to call for an entry form for the Pillsbury Quick and Easy Bake-Off, with its $1 million grand prize.
Categories include 30-Minute Main Dishes, Quick Snacks and Appetizers, Simple Side Dishes and Fast and Easy Treats. Postmark deadline is Oct. 20; call (800) 477-1111 for an entry form.
Great and greater
And speaking of recipe contests, veteran competitors Bob and Edwina Gadsby of Great Falls, Mont., whom we profiled in an IN Food story July 30, keep bringing home the bucks.
Bob snagged the $5,000 grand prize in the McCall’s/Sonoma Dried Tomato Recipe Contest for his Spicy Crab Cakes With Chipotle Aioli.
Edwina, meanwhile, won the use of a Cape Cod vacation house in Sandwich, Mass., next summer - the top prize in the Louis Rich “It’s My Sandwich” contest - thanks to her Grilled Chicken Pitas With Curried Mango Mayo.
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