Foodie Friday {Greek Chicken Pitas}…

Happy Happy Friday!! 🙂

The DNC came to a close last night, and I must say, I am so proud of our Queen City.  She did an amazing job playing hostess with the mostess.

Bigger news, I am taking today off! 🙂  Well half a day really; the boss gave me permission. 😉

I am heading to the Tom Johnson Camping Center Rally with my parents and our 3 doggies.  It is a little mountain and a lot of relaxing.  I will be practicing my crocheting {yes I decided to take this up} and rereading a few books. 🙂

I will be blogging about it on Monday.  😉 As a teaser, this is my favorite spot to chill all weekend long!  See me back there in my camping chair. 😉

Now, on to Foodie Friday!

Raymond and I made these delicious Greek Chicken Pitas a few weeks ago, and it was TO.DIE.FOR.

Raymond HAD to take a picture. This was his plate btw. Not mine. 😉

GREEK CHICKEN PITAS

  • (1 Cup) fat-free plain greek yogurt
  • (2 Tbsp) packed, fresh mint, chopped
  • (2 Tbsp) packed, fresh dill, chopped
  • (1/4 Tsp) ground cumin
  • (1/2) clove of garlic, crushed
  • (1/4 Tsp) salt
  1. In a small bowl, combine the above ingredients.  Let stand.
  • (1 Tbsp) lemon juice
  • (3 Tsp) oil
  • (1/4 Tsp) dried oregano
  • (1/4 Tsp) salt
  • (1/3 Tsp) ground cumin
  • (1/2) clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 lb chicken breasts or chicken tenders
  1. Add above ingredients to a baking dish.
  2. Turn to coat.
  3. Let stand.
  4. Prepare outdoor grill. (We used an indoor cast iron grill pan).
  5. Grill chicken 10 – 12 minutes or until no longer pink in center.  Turn once.
  • (1/2) cucumber (Persion or English cucumbers work best)
  • (1 lg) ripe tomato
  • (1/8 Tsp) salt
  • (1 Tbsp) lemon juice
  • (1 Tsp) oil
  • (1/2) clove of garlic, crushed
  • 4 whole wheat pitas, cut in half
  1. Cut cucumber and tomato into chunks.
  2. Toss in large bowl with oil, salt, lemon juice, garlic.
  3. Transfer chicken to serving plates.
  4. Grill pitas until toasted. Turning once.
  5. Serve with chicken, yogurt sauce, and cucumber mixture.

It is delicious!  🙂

If you liked today’s post, then please leave me a comment below!  I would love to hear from you!

Until next time…

How To Plan A Birthday Party {Adult style}…

We {insert: society} can get engrossed with planning children’s birthday parties.  So much so that we tend to forget all about our birthday {or friends, spouse, parents, etc}.  Well, I think we all secretly love our birthdays.  It is no secret that I absolutely LOVE my birthday. 🙂

I hope this post inspires you to plan your own birthday shindig or just as fabulous of one for your friends or spouse.  😉

HOW TO PLAN A BIRTHDAY PARTY {ADULT STYLE}

  • Mail invitations.  Yes – MAIL THEM! 🙂  I love receiving cute invitations in the mail!  We are a little too techie these days.  Lets take it back old school style with snail mail!
  • Add a childhood photo of the guest of honor to the invitation.  This might take some secret digging if you are planning for someone other than yourself.  
  • Ask guests to RSVP (duh)….with a song that reminds them of the person you will be toasting.  
    • Example: If said party was for me, all my friends would reply with “______”.  Go ahead ladies, leave it in the replies.  Lets see if Im right! 😉
    • The songs will become the party playlist. 
  • Have a cake made or catered for the event.  Not a sheet cake people! Go to a local bakery and find out what their specialty is.  
  • Serve a signature cocktail.  My personal faves: sangria and/or champagne.  Find out if there is a special drink that your guest of honor prefers.  Make that! 
    • Set up a cocktail area.  No Solo cups!  This is adult style, not cheap.  😉 
  • Add some flowers and balloons.  Keep it simple with a color scheme.  Blue, Yellow, Cream.    Pink, Black, White.   Turquoise, Coral, Cream.  You get what Im sayin…
  • Say cheese.  Photo booths are SO much fun!  Either (A) hire a local photographer or (B) set up a booth on your own.  I prefer the photographer route. 🙂
    • If you do it yourself… Gather a few playful props, tri-pod, camera, and lightweight bedspread or sheet to use as a backdrop.  
    • Two photographers that I :
  • Serve some delicious food.  I like “shower style” food.  It looks pretty and (if done right) is very yummy!
  • Gifts:  Im a fan of leaving the gifts at the store, and gift a “fun time”.  Memories are worth far more than any sweater or gift card. 🙂 
  • Have a good time! 🙂  
Drop a line with your fave party ideas!
Until next time…

HELP WANTED…

Well the box of 3M Command Hooks finally arrived this weekend!  Im so excited about filming a home video with these hooks in action! 🙂

With that said, Im in need of a project and family.  I have a few ideas of what I plan to do with the hooks, but I would love to showcase them in action with a family! 🙂

Please email me if you are interested or would like more details!  I cannot wait to get started — I have a few ideas floating around in my head! 🙂

Email me:  jennifer@pureandsimpleorganizing.com

Include: “3M Command Hooks” in Subject Line — Your name & a little about you — A description of the room or closet that you think would be perfect for the 3M contest — Attach 1-3 pictures of the room or closet

The video must be filmed by Sunday, February 19th.  I am willing to travel for this project (Charlotte, NC address isnt necessary)

*Disclaimer: I received these products free from 3M Command Hooks and am not being paid to use them or film* 

Happy Monday! 🙂

Until next time…