Bunko Dinner Party {Greek Theme}

May is my month to host Bunko! I wanted to do it once it was warm (hopefully not TOO warm!) so that we could sit out by the pool! I have been thinking about what I wanted to do. With my new healthier lifestyle I wanted to still make a YUMMY  dinner but have it be easy on the waistline! My plan started with

Al’s Famous Greek Dip  w/Pita Chips

Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken breasts, pounded thin and cut into 1 in strips
2 cloves fresh minced garlic 
1 t fresh oregano 
2 t fresh flat leaf parsley
juice from 1 lemon
1/4 c olive oil
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Marinate overnight. Place on skewers and grill.

Roasted Vegetables

I toss the veggies with the same marinade I use for the chicken.
cut, marinate and wrap in foil with 2 ice cubes and toss on grill for apx 30 mins (crisp/tender)

Greek Salad

6 T olive oil 
6 T lemon juice 
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, crushed
fresh oregano
Salt & pepper

2 heads Boston or mixed lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces 
4 small cucumbers, sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in 1/2
1 cup pitted ripe olives 
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled

Whisk together dressing ingredients & add salt & pepper to taste. Set dressing aside. Toss lettuce & remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add dressing just before serving.

Tzatziki Sauce

cheated and bought it at Trader Joes!

Pop back by to see pics of the food and the tablescape along with the dessert table!!
Fan-tab Meal!!!


Tip Junkie handmade projects

Bunko, Cupcakes and a Party

Tonight was a success! The food was delish, everyone said they loved it and asked for the how-to’s! Check out the FAB Greek Menu What a great way to kick start the weekend! We didn’t actually play bunko, but we did enjoy some girl time and dinner my the pool! Perfect weather!!
As for cupcakes I must say that I totally have outdone myself with a NEW carrot cake recipe (will post soon) They are yummy!!
UPDATE!! The cupcakes won 2nd place at Grove Park Inn for Best Cupcake!!!

Here is a great pic of the Buzz Lightyear Cupcakes from C’s 3rd Birthday!!
This weekend I am doing a ROCK STAR 1st Birthday Party!! (pics and menu to follow!!)