Greek Festival + Sweet Summer Sunday (Part 2)

This post continues where Part 1 left off…my fave part of Greek Festival – the desserts!


Since we beat the crowd by arriving so early, I was able to take as many photos of the food I wanted.










Lady making deliciously strong coffee


So fun watching people pick out their desserts. Saw one little kid who reminded me of myself when I was younger. He was eyeing the desserts with his family and excitedly reached his arm up to grab one of the pastries off the table and his mom’s hand shot down to stop him. Think she said something about eating real food first. It’s ok to eat dessert first, right? 😉 Plus, why did they walk by the dessert table first anyways? lol


Forgot to snap a photo of this dessert before digging in.


It still looks good, though. This was dessert #1


This was dessert #2 – Flogeres


Baklava is still my fave but I like to try new desserts when they’re available to me and I can always get good baklava at Kabob Grill.



After dessert, we did a little window…err…booth shopping.


I found some fun belly skirts, but the one I wanted came with a top and was $45! I decided to wait till next year for one.


I noticed a bunch of people carrying around delicious-looking iced coffee. I finally spotted a booth where I could pick some up on my way out.


The drink took no time to blend up.


My frappe


The drink itself was quite tasty and had the strangest consistency….like nothing you can get at Starbucks. The drink was cool and very liquidy, but the foamy stuff on top was so airy and thick. It was almost like the consistency of whipped cream but it tasted like airy, milky, coffee. I really enjoyed it and will look for more next year.


After the festival, we met up with some friends to watch the Panthers game on the patio of a local bar. I was going to just drop hubby off but the weather was beautiful, I decided to stay and soak in the last warm bits of summer.


Here’s Nick – he wanted to be on the blog.


Here’s Nick’s lunch – he wanted me to take a picture of it. lol


Beautiful, clear, sunny sky


Game on TV.

I have to admit, I have a hard time sitting still, but it was really nice to relax outdoors with the warm weather and light breeze and just not worry about the 10 thousand things I had to do at home. I should probably try to get away from my to-dos more often.


For dinner I cooked up my farmer’s market veggies with that local shrimp.


The mini pepper was just so neat-looking.



Oh, and remember my Dad’s trick for making an extra mini Mac and Cheese (from yesterday’s “risky” mac and cheese)? I baked that up to go with dinner…such a good tip! Thanks Dad!


Spicy shrimp saute with brown rice.


Ooey-gooey mac and cheese…mmm…I’m seeing more cozy casserole type foods in my near future with the cold weather headed our way.


More cinnamon bread for dessert.


So-so good…I’m surprised I was able to resist another slice tonight!

Phew…long but great weekend! I had a blast, but I’m going to have to start saving some time for packing!! We’ll be moving into our house before I know it!

What are your tips for packing for moving from one home to another?

6 thoughts on “Greek Festival + Sweet Summer Sunday (Part 2)”

  1. I hate moving! I find it so stressful. But, I do have a few guidelines I use. I usually go room by room and pack up one room in several boxes and label them, and then go to the next room. I find it easier to unpack that way. My husband, on the other hand, mixes everything up because he tries to make the boxes not too heavy that the break. That would be great if everything from the same room is in one box, but when you have pots and pans with towels and sheets, that makes me nuts a little. LOL

  2. Not a comment re:packing but on your iced coffee drink. My guess is they used either sweetened condensed or evaporated milk as they would give you a quick froth along with the ice. (I think the Sunshine brand can (and more stacked in the back) is the canned milk. Not sure what's in the 'butter' can with the scoop – flavoring? My dad always used canned milk for his coffee when I was little and my daughter uses Nescafe for a quick instant coffee.

  3. Hi there – just found your blog! My advice for moving (moved 5 times in 5 years) is label, label, label boxes! And get rid of any extra junk you have laying around. Moving is always a great opportunity to purge!


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