May 14, 2013
As soon as warm weather arrives my meals transition from chili and soups to light salads and grilled fish/chicken. Greek salad is one of my favorite, fresh salads that pairs well with anything from grilled protein to homemade pizza. I make a big serving and then store the rest in the fridge for lunch the next day. Lately I've been all about making my own dressing. The fresh flavors and herbs really make a difference and you know everything that's going into it- no questionable ingredients here!
Greek Salad & Dressing
via the talking kitchen
1 cucumber, quartered and sliced into chunks
2 roma tomatoes, diced
2-3 oz. crumbled feta cheese
2 tbsp. red onion, chopped
1/4 c. greek dressing
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1.25 tsp fresh oregano, chopped (or dried)
1.25 tsp. fresh basil, chopped
1 small garlic clove
1/2 tsp. dijon mustard
1/4 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
Add all chopped ingredients to a bowl and sprinkle feta cheese on top.
Top with dressing and enjoy!
For the dressing, add to a sealable jar (mason jars work perfectly) and shake to combine.
Chill in fridge for 10-15 minutes.
For added protein serve with grilled chicken or fish.
May 13, 2013
I keep replaying this amazing past weekend over and over again in my head.
My heart is overflowing with love and joy for another one of my close friends, Jackie, who got married over the weekend. She was one of the most beautiful brides and the entire weekend I don't think she stopped smiling once. The weather stayed on our side for most of the time and we finally had consistently warm temperatures.
The rehearsal dinner was held at Summerour Studio in Atlanta and the place cards were little pots of thyme for each of us.
I can't recommend this Rachel Pally dress enough. It's insanely comfortable and can be dressed up or down. The best part is the mostly open back. Worth the splurge, I promise.
Saturday we spent the morning getting our hair done at Dry Bar and then relaxing at the St. Regis hotel before the ceremony.
So thankful to stand by Jackie's side and get to celebrate with all of my best friends.
I don't think we could have asked for a more perfect weekend and since she's the first of nine to get (eventually) married, the fun only continues!
May 9, 2013
It's been a whirlwind of a week that started in Hilton Head Island on Monday and ending the week coming back from Greenville, SC. I'm skipping out early this week since another one of my closest friends is getting married this weekend!
What's better than back to back weekends for amazing weddings?