last night i decided to host some friends for a party that included dinner. i psyched myself out a bit because it had been so long since i had really cooked for anyone but i think it turned out okay... in true "vicky" style, i had to over-complicate the dinner by making all new recipes. i guess i figured it had been so long since i made my regulars, i may as well try some new things... luckily mike was an excellent helper.
i didn't follow any set recipes, but i did read some for inspiration. actually, the spanokopita i followed closely. i can't believe they turned out! pictured from top left: chicken drumsticks and thighs marinated in spices, tzatziki, tapenade, quinoa, salad, slow-cooker ratatouille, and lemon potatoes. i was happy with the way everything turned out. but the best part was watching people eat the food i made. it's just as watching someone open christmas presents.