The Weekly Dash: Mother’s Day & a Greek Dinner Party

The Weekly Dash: Mother’s Day & a Greek Dinner Party

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! I am just a dog mom to Elsa, so that doesn’t really count, but she gave me all the licks this morning and is currently laying on my lap. I call that a win.

Here’s to all my other dog moms.

At the beginning of the year, I told Morgan that my New Years resolution was to have more dinner parties with our friends. This led into a dinner party a month. While we don’t have the funds to go wild for these dinners, we like to pick a theme and provide about 3 courses and stick within a reasonable budget. We generally have 10+ people in all, so it’s definitely an undertaking to keep it below $100. Last night, we had a Greek themed dinner! In the midst of all the good company, we forgot to take photos but we wanted to share our menu with you in case this is something you’d like to do in the future!

Sabra hummus
Greek olives
Sliced cucumber
Pita triangles

Main course:
Chicken kebabs
Lamb kebabs
Vegetable kebabs with white and red onion, green and red bell pepper, zucchini and squash, and cherry tomatoes
Roasted rosemary potatoes
Fresh pita
Feta for topping
Wine, lots and lots of wine

Last night we decided not to do a dessert since we were all attending another party afterwards, but baklava or some sorbet would be a great finisher with this meal!

This dinner was under $85 dollars for everything to feed 10 people and took us about 4 hours to do all the prep.

We grilled the kebabs on a gas grill and they came out with charred edges and perfectly cooked! The rosemary potatoes were roasted in the oven for about an hour and were a perfect accompaniment to the meal. To round out this Greek dinner, a friend of ours was so gracious to bring us a generous amount of tabbouleh! It tasted wonderful!

However, my personal favorites were the homemade tzatziki sauce and pita that Morgan made. The pita took half the day, but was so worth it! I would definitely suggest you try your hand at it if you’ve got the time.

Here are some other thoughts I had this week:

With our herbs growing so fast over the past few weeks, I’m definitely going to be using them to make this pasta this week.
If anyone is in North Carolina, and specifically the Charlotte or Raleigh areas, you should check out SkillPop! I have learned calligraphy, hand lettering and floral watercolors. And check out surrounding areas, because they are doing a tour!
I am loving this top from Madewell. So perfect for summer!
I just read this book for a book club and it was so powerful. It’s even based on a true story.
Morgan and I are moving in two weeks and I think this is definitely going up in our dining room.

Have a great week everyone!

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