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Greek-Style Family Dinner

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(My server went down yesterday, which caused some technical glitches, so I apologize if you already received this post or had trouble getting onto the site.)

Many of you have written in asking for entertaining ideas so, every once in a while, I thought it’d be fun to cook recipes from the archives for family or friends and share the menus with you. Hopefully, it will inspire you with some new ideas!

First up, a casual Greek-style dinner I made for my family when my sister in town a few weeks ago.

On the menu: Hummus and Tzatziki with Pita Chips, a Zucchini Carpaccio Salad with Feta, Walnuts and Dill, Greek-Style Lamb Burgers, and a Summer White Bean Ragout.

For dessert, homemade Frozen Yogurt and watermelon slices.

I’ve made this exact meal at least a half dozen times…entertaining is so much easier (and less stressful!) when you’ve got a reliable menu to fall back on. You can serve it as a traditional three-course dinner, or just set it all out on the table mezze-style. The beauty is that it’s all easy to make and you can do most of it ahead of time. The only thing to do at the last minute is dress the salad and grill the burgers.

For the table, I asked my friend, Beth — the florist and designer behind the blog Sweet Sabelle — to come over and give us some inspiration. She dressed it up with zinnias in small glass vases and mason jars, a mix-and-match of cloth napkins and some outdoor throw pillows. I love her style, and this table is so doable!

Hope you enjoyed this post, and many thanks as always for following my blog. -Jenn

Reviews & Comments

  • OMG…so beautiful. I love everything about your photo style! The food, the table setting and all the gorgeous floral setting. The feeling is so relaxed but very sophisticated at the same time. I’m sure your family enjoyed every moment of it. Btw, I love everything I have tried from your recipe section. WON_DER_FUL!!! ; )

    - Leah on August 28, 2012 Reply
  • Beautiful flowers, beautiful photos, beautiful family!

    - Liesel on August 28, 2012 Reply
  • Wow, I bet your family loves coming over for dinner! I know I would! :) Looks so awesome

    - Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes on August 28, 2012 Reply
  • The food and the flowers. Wow, those flowers are beautiful.

    - Cooking on a Dime on August 28, 2012 Reply
  • Thanks! The flowers are awesome & will try the recipes.

    - Leslie on August 27, 2012 Reply

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