Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Forever Thankful

This is going to be my go-to appetizer for the holidays. Greek Feta Dip. I found the recipe right here. It is the easiest dip to throw together. It's perfect at room temperature, but can easily be made ahead and brought to room temp before serving. The red and green is so festive for the holidays.

Greek Feta Dip

Olive oil (use the good stuff)
A brick of feta cheese, crumbled
Chopped tomatoes (about 1-1/2 cups)
Bunch of scallions or green onions, thinly sliced
Greek seasoning or dried oregano and pepper
Pita bread or a French baguette sliced

Pour a healthy amount of olive oil onto a platter or serving plate. Top with chopped tomatoes, scallions, crumbled feta and seasonings. Stir gently. Serve with pita triangles, sliced baguette or crackers.

The picture shows a mini version. You're going to need a full platter of this stuff for a crowd. I mistakenly picked up reduced fat feta cheese and it was fine. I normally don't care for reduced fat cheeses, but it worked fine for this dip. You can eat more! I love the simplicity of this recipe, but some minced garlic, fresh parsley and kalamata olives might be kind of fun in there too.

Today's small project was this little bag. It was designed to be a reusable snack bag, but I didn't have polyurethane laminate, so I just lined it with fabric. I thought this Boxed Grocery Bag tutorial was kind of neat too. Maybe that will be tomorrow's project.

Jazzy, 9" x 9"
In Tune, 9" x 9"
Yumi sent me a goodie package from Japan. We challenged each other to create an AAQI quilt using solids. I haven't even started mine, but she made two! Aren't they gorgeous? Her hand quilting really adds so much to these little beauties. Swoon!

I also received a cool Starbucks Coffee mug, coffee, sake, Cheezas (my favorite), miso soup, cozy socks and this funny little charm. Little Miss is performing dogeza (sitting right on the ground). Read more about dogeza here.

And just to spoil me even more, Yumi sent these gorgeous indigo blue fabrics and a colorful batch of pretty prints. I'm going to have to find a special project for these fabrics. It was better than Christmas around here yesterday! I always love getting a package from Japan.


  1. Man, that dip looks delicious! People laugh when they hear that my 5- and 7-year-old love feta cheese. But I say what's not to love? Better to start them out early on the good stuff, right?

  2. I had to laugh at the "illegal" use of the priority mail box, always makes me laugh.
    I will be making that dip - it looks delish. thx

  3. I will be trying that recipe!!!

  4. Lovely goodies you received! Happy Thanksgiving!!!


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