greek fest

happy cinco de mayo!! 🙂

we had our monthly bunco night last night and it was cinco de mayo themed, with tons of yummy mexican food, margaritas and a sombrero! i was so preoccupied with cooking, helping set up, chatting/trying to plan an upcoming baby shower, that i forgot to take pictures!! epic fail people.

i made a really great vegetarian filling for burritos and also my guacamole. we’re making taco salads tonight, so i’ll be sure to take some pictures and leave my recipe for the filling. 🙂 ’twas delish.

on another note, tuesday was my mom’s birthday. enter: greek fest.

my mom is on a kick where she has this master plan to meet a greek man. i told her i’m sorry no greek men showed up for her birthday – guess we’ll just have to go to greece to find him! 🙂 (p.s. does anyone else thing of the movie sister hood of the traveling pants when they think about greece? i do! such fun, silly books growing up).

we had such a spread though. i made baked falafel, spanakopita, tzaztiki and my mom and her roommate made red bell pepper hummus, greek salad, chicken skewers and they bought wine coolers, of course.

and i’m not quite sure what happened to my other photos of the spanakopita, but once i find them, i’ll upload them and the recipe. 😉 i’m a total space cadet today!!

annnd, i made these per the request of my mom. they are peanut butter and chocolate swirl cupcakes.

her name is rebecca, but becky for short, so i put a “b” on the top. 🙂

recipe for those babies coming soon too! for now, i leave you with this-

baked falafel
(makes 20 balls)

ingredients

2 T parsley, chopped
2 T cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup flour
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 can garbanzo beans, drained
1/2 onion, chopped
olive oil

directions

set oven to 375 degrees.

take onion, chickpeas, parsley, cilantro, salt, cayenne, cumin and garlic and chop in a food process. make sure not to puree, you want a thicker consistency.

add baking powder and 4 T of flour at a time and pulse until all flour is gone. you can add olive oil if it needs more moisture, or more flour if it needs more structure. roll into balls and place on a sprayed baking sheet or silpat.

bake for 15 minutes on each side (30 min. total).

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