Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Muffin Tin Monday - Dips and Sauces

It hasn't been easy getting around to our MTM this week, but I had to once I decided to make two really yummy sauces/dips for our theme. I decided to go a little greek and mix up that fantastic Greek Yogurt Cucumber Sauce (recipe is at the bottom of the post) and then I made up some Roasted Garlic and Lime Hummus ... my inners are still burnin' from all that garlic, but it's a good burn, a cleansing burn!
To go with the dips, I put some zucchini and broccoli, toasted pita wedges, greek spiced pork and triscuts ... not really sure on that last one! ;) The kids dipped everything in everything, it was a little taste test and the winner was the Cucumber Sauce, they like the veggies in it - YAY!
And so what kept us from getting around to this right away?
Well, Monday we ...

Then I ...

(isn't it lovely ... carpet goes in tomorrow ... finally!)

That evening when Bert got home from work,

Thing 1 had a ball

And thankfully,

And I have to ask,

I had to sneak this shot, I really couldn't resist, even though I am going to get in so much trouble!!! Looks like I have an idea what his future holds!

Although a few minutes later that would all change. One look at the motorcross riders and now

All in all it was a fun evening, an entertaining rodeo, lots of sugar

The exitement of it all

We got home just before midnight and rolled into bed as quickly as possible,
what a day!
And now, as promised,

Greek Yogurt Cucumber Sauce
from "The Everything, Tapas and Small Plates Cookbook"
3 cups plain yogurt
1-2 small cucumbers
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 Tb. olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. white pepper
The day before drain the yogurt in a coffee filter or cheesecloth-lined colander set over a larger bowl and placed in the refrigerator, this will make it thicker.
When the yogurt is thick, grate the cucumber(s) and drain them for about 1 hour. Squeeze the excess water from them with your hands.
Put the garlic through a garlic press and then add it to the thickened yogurt along with the cucumbers, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
Mix well; cover and refrigerate for several hours to let the flavors come together.
Serve with stuffed grape leaves, pita break, or skewered lamb.
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Susana said...

Love your tin--thanks for including the recipe too!! The pics are adorable and so funny:-)!! You guys have been super busy--way to go on your daughter's two front teeth:-)!!

Michelle Sybert said...

your photos of the kids are so precious! Kids falling asleep in the car is probably one of my favorite things ever!

and I love your greek themed dips and sauces!

Deb F said...

I miss you guys, see you soon.

LM said...

That sounds so good, I will have to try it! I went down and saw my Bert today, spent the day with my dad! :)

K said...

The rodeo looks like it was so much fun! I love how you captured the moment of the kids all asleep in the car. I'll have to try your recipe, it looks total yum!

Tracey said...

The pictures of your kids asleep in the car are so awesome, I love them! The dips sounds good, we'll have to give it a try.

Luke and Kimmy said...

WOW what a Monday! You guys are such fun parents. I love it! And I'm totally trying that cucumber recipe. Looks delish!

I also have to say that I {heart} cowboys too. Seriously what is it about them???

cheraf said...

How fun! I LOVE the pictures of the sleeping kids...golden!

Amy said...

You are so amazing girl!!!! It was so fun to see you the other day! I love ya! call me and we'll do the King's pics -- can't wait!!!!

Mollie said...

I love your new carpet...and I love checking out this blog. It always makes my day!! Hats off!