Vegetarian Dinner Party!

26 Aug

This past Saturday evening, my sister and I had the pleasure of having our Oma and Opa (German grandparents) to our apartment for dinner! We moved two months ago, and they’ve wanted to see it ever since. We finally had the opportunity to show them around, and of course, make dinner for them.

Growing up with them next door, we always wandered over to their house to see what was cooking, and to snitch a cookie or two :) Now it’s time to cook for them! It was so lovely having them over, showing off the new house, and demonstrating just how much I’ve learned from them. Thank you, Oma and Opa! We love you!

Vegetarian Dinner Party

Ok, so we have mis-matching chairs, napkins that don’t fit the season, and colorful flatware from 50 years ago. But who cares :)

With a little recipe searching and a lot of creativity, I came up with a delicious, light, summer-appropriate menu, which didn’t require me to slave all day in the kitchen over a hot stove. And it was all homemade :) Check out the menu, and stay tuned all week for the recipes!

Appetizer: Pita chips with Greek yogurt dip (below)

Salad: Arugala Orange Salad

Arugula Orange Salad

Main: Tomato, Broccoli and Mozzarella Pasta Bake

Tomato, Broccoli and Mozzarella Pasta Bake

Dessert: Orange Cinnamon Cake

Orange Cinnamon Cake

Pita Chips with Yogurt dip, adapted from The Kitchn

Serves 6

  • Pita chip crackers (or make your own)
  • 1 C plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Combine yogurt, mint, garlic, and salt. Let sit in the fridge for a couple hours, to let the flavors meld.

Serve with pita chips and a nice chilled Pinot Grigio.

This is such a nice, cool, light appetizer on a warm summer day! The mint and garlic blend well together.

Check back each day this week for the rest of the menu.

Pita chips with Greek yogurt dip

Quick, simple and tasty!

Unrelated exciting news: I got my first Zumba gig! I’ll be teaching classes every Friday night at 6pm, starting THIS week! I’m so excited :) Check out my Zumba page!

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  1. Arugala Orange Salad | Eat, Drink, Be Healthy! - August 27, 2013

    […] to the continuation of Vegetarian Dinner Party recipe week! Yesterday featured the simple yet tasty Greek Yogurt dip with pita chips, and now for […]

  2. Tomato, Broccoli and Mozzarella Pasta Bake | Eat, Drink, Be Healthy! - August 28, 2013

    […] pairs well with a light salad, like yesterday’s Arugala Orange salad. Also check out the appetizer that preceded dinner, and come back tomorrow for […]

  3. Orange Cinnamon Cake | Eat, Drink, Be Healthy! - August 29, 2013

    […] is the final post from my weekend vegetarian dinner party with Oma and Opa. What better way to end a meal than with […]

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    […] the amount of leftover Pinot Grigio that was residing in my fridge from last weekend’s dinner party. Except, this recipe’s main star was shrimp, which is not a favorite of mine. But fear not, […]

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