These fanciful spirals of fried dough, a take on Greek thiples, are crisp and sweet through and through. They're all the more enticing when topped with cinnamon, walnuts, and an immoderate dose of honey.
If you don't see ground lamb in the meat case, ask your butcher to grind some for you. Allow three to four of these tiny burgers for each adult. For kids, you can tuck one little burger into a miniature pita, and serve with ketchup.
Work on the orzo and salad while the chicken roasts -- the whole meal will hit the table in about a half hour. When cut into small pieces and roasted at high heat, even bone-in chicken cooks quickly. Buy a cut-up chicken, and divide the breast halves into two at home.
Not flying to the Greek islands this week? No matter. Bring a taste of the Mediterranean to your table with a mere five minutes' prep and a single skillet. The flavors of this quick and delicious lamb dish are clean and simple.