Every time you take on yourself to prepare some Serbian food, you realize that it will take time and preparation. In the beginning you can not see the end clearly, but you somehow know that all will be well. And of course, every single thing of meat is hand made. In this world of manufactured food, it is rare to come across to something made by person and with love. We forgot about that really beautiful feeling to make something for somebody and then enjoy just by watching him or her eating it. It takes time, I know but the biggest reward is to see smiley face telling you that your food is awesome, and of course the famous one: ” I want recipe for this!”
Serbian tradition is to start every meal with our famous spirit Rakija, usually made from plum, and then dig it something like this.
So you drink, eat, chat with your friends. While on BBQ this is slowly sizzling
This is the most famous thing after Pljeskavica (similar to Hamburger), and the name is Cevapcici. I think that there is not one single person that did not like them. Everybody likes them and want more, so here is one close up
And let me tell you, my husband makes them, and the taste is closest to heaven that you will ever get. The grill does not stop there, this is just a beginning. After some more Rakija, beer or vine you put some more stuff to prepare. Something like this
Some stuffed meat up there, some rolled in bacon, down there some wings for you to fly. Everything is there. And it is waiting for right time to go it to your tummy. After careful preparation, and grilling there comes the time to eat.
Some salad is in order and of course meat
And if you can think or blink after all this then it is custom in my country to dig in all this again and again till you fall asleep.
For me, at least, it is not just preparing food, and all that, but enjoying it with all your friends. To eat, drink, laugh like the night is not going to end soon. That is the whole point of all this, to see happiness everywhere around you and to feel joy because of that.
Love people around you, and spend as much time as you can making them happy!