Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My "Greek" 29th Birthday!

Turning 29 was rough for me this year; somehow the idea of no longer being in my "20's" is just so depressing. I vowed at 27, never to get any older, but I guess we don't have such say in these things, do we?
If I had to turn 29, I might as well do it in style, right?
Unfortunately with money being tight, as per usual these days, a trip to Greece was just not in the budget. Since I couldn't go to Greece, I brought Greece to me!
My sister-in-law, Erica and I spent all day cooking and drinking mimosas (what could be better in my book??). Instead of buying yucky store-bought pitas, we decided to make cast-iron skillet pitas! They were in a word, amazing.

The menu also included feta, grape tomato and cucumber skewers with a balsamic glaze drizzle; white bean hummus with lemon zest and lemon oil (to die for!); potato salad with goat's cheese and capers; and mini Greek chicken and beef burgers with tzatziki.
All in all, the food turned out to be delicious and even better than expected!!
Sipping a crisp Sauvignon Blanc by the bright, blue pool, surrounded by my best friends and nibbling on salty feta and juicy tomatoes, I'm left challenging Greece if it can top this?!