Saturday, January 26, 2013

Snow Hike

We got a pretty good snowfall here in Athens, so Summer invited Lori, Yumi and I out for a snow hike! We hiked through the woods with the dogs and then played euchre all afternoon.

Lori's wedding colors!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Tonight the whole fam plus special guests Uncle Tom and Aunt Sue had a delicious Chinese Takeout Feast to celebrate Mom's birthday! We started with sushi and dumplings.

And then we shared tons of main courses!

Don't mind if I do!

Moo Shu Pork has always been one of my favorites. The Burrito of China!

Presents!! Dad is an amazing present wrapper and he did a great job this year.

Look at those music notes spilling out! Toot toot!

Mer made gingerbread cupcakes with fresh whipped cream.

Make a wish!

What a treat!

Little Kate offered gummy worms to everyone as a treat topping option. They matched her outfit!

Happy birthday, Mom!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Greek Cooking Club

Nancy hosted the January cooking club, and the theme was Greek food! We gathered in the afternoon and it was a delightful day. Nancy and I both made dishes with phyllo dough, and it was my first time cooking with it! So I headed out early and we worked with the dough together. She made the CUTEST little baklavas!!

And I made spanakopita. It's always been one of my favorite things to eat, so I was excited to finally try making it. Little golden triangles of deliciousness!!

Emily made lamb meatballs and tzatziki sauce.

Valerie made pita bread, which she said was quite challenging. The first batch (left) turned out HUGE! Then she made a second batch (right) which turned out perfect!

Oh, hi.

Yumi made a greek salad with fried halloumi cheese. Mmm, warm golden cheese!

What a great spread!

Such a harmonious plate. It was fun to make pita sandwiches full of all the different things!

Baby's first cooking club! Emily's been cooking up this little baby for the past several cooking clubs, and now baby Charlotte was finally ready to join us! She's so cute that she's lucky we didn't eat HER!

Summer made individual eggplant moussakas for us. It was delicious! So many warm and cozy spices in there.

To further celebrate the Greek theme, we had a Mama Mia singalong in the living room! Once the fullness from lunch started to fade we stuffed ourselves again with Nancy's baklava.

I think Charlotte enjoyed the movie!

Handsome Sal put on quite a show of handsomeness for us.

Mmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!! What a great round of cooking club!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Pizza Stone Pizza

I recently got my first pizza stone! Since I love making pizza, I was excited to have another method to try. And especially happy when it turned out AWESOME! Pizza stone pizza!!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Good Luck Pork

Mom and Dad had us over tonight for the traditional Good Luck Pork!! This was the tastiest year yet! The pork was amazing. I hope that means we'll have a super year!

Mer brought a broccoli salad that she made from the Smitten Kitchen cookbook I got her for Christmas. It was awesome!

Happy New Year, everyone! I'm really looking forward to 2013!