Sunday, June 10, 2012

Dinner with Alice: Part Two


I'm sorry but how could you not want to live there?!
Hey guys!
I hope the weekend was deeeeelightful!
Mine was. It was full of sleeping, relaxing and spending
some much needed one on one time with Jacob.
Sometimes you just need to reconnect, ya know??
I also finished up my first Dinner with Alice segment!
Friday night we stayed in and I tried my hand at making 
traditional Chicken Souvlaki with tzatziki and Greek salad.
Let me just tell you, it was a HUGE success.
Not only is Greece a beautiful place to visit, live, look at,
but the food has such beautiful flavors!

Check out what I did!

Thanks, Kalyn's Kitchen!

I found my recipe for Chicken Souvlaki over at Kalyn's Kitchen after searching for a recipe I liked for hours. 
Her tutorial is really easy to follow and the accompanying pictures are really useful when trying to figure out if your doing it right!

Here are some of my pictures:

Chicken marinading in olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, garlic and salt and pepper. Man I could eat this right now!

Yogurt, dillweed, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper and cucumber all waiting to get mixed together! Grating the cucumber was really easy and squeezing all of the liquid out was fun! It smelled so good, too.
(I got this recipe from a friend, if you'd like it send me a message! It's super easy and the best recipe I found!)

Tzatiki blended together! And all this time, the chicken is marinading together in the fridge, man it was so easy!

Feta and peppers and onions, oh my!
I've made salads like this before but never thought of their origins!
I love a nice crisp summer salad like this.
I didn't completely follow the recipe but I got the idea.
While sending this recipe to a friend earlier today, I thought it would be a cool mix up if you subbed mozzarella for feta and added basil to change the flavors!
(And the chicken is still marinading!)

Once I had everything ready,
I pulled out the chicken and started sticking it on skewers.
It was oily but smelled oh so amazing.

Ta-da! I only used two chicken breasts because there are only two people I feed (myself and my Jacob). But I am kicking myself for not making more!

Photo op in my fave apron! Big, goofy grin and all!
Ok back to the chicken.

The recipe called to grill the chicken but I don't have a grill and I didn't want to pan fry it either...
So my brilliant boyfriend told me to do this!
We placed the chicken straight onto the oven rack and put a cookie sheet underneath to catch all the fat. It worked great!

Final product:

You bet we picked at that salad all night too!
I think I still have some...
...excuse me while I sneak away to eat the rest before
Jacob discovers it!

I hope you try this out, it was fast, easy, healthy and delicious!
I really enjoyed understanding Greek cuisine and I think I'll try making more Greek inspired foods in the future!

I'll keep you posted on Dinner with Alice #2!

Any cuisines you'd like me to explore??


  1. This looks delicious! And "grilling" the chicken in the oven like that was genius! I live in an apartment, so there is no grill for us either. I'm going to try this technique soon!

  2. oh this looks so good! and it's not just because I'm pregnant:)

  3. WOW, what a fun dinner to cook + you look fabulous:)