Then this girl showed up on our doorstep!:
We decided to go check out the greek festival and have some outdoor authentic gyros for lunch. Much to our dismay we got there at 1, parked the car and were elated with our awesome parking spot (this thing gets CRAZY) only to find out the actual festival doesn't start until 3.....so onto the iphone we went to find the next best thing, which apparently was WestFest in Cheviot.... It was HOT out. Like SUPER SUPER hot. We had a beer, had some lunch (still had our gyros...whether or not they were authentic is debatable), and watched some really awesome acts on the stage (I couldnt be anymore sarcastic if I tried) I wish I would have taken some pictures of these kids on stage....it was hysterical. We played some bars and bells and other festival games and Bernadette was really excited about her celebrity siting:
Then he gave us these:
Later that night we were hosting a little wine party! Claire and Krista had won a Bacchanalian Event which ended in 50+ bottles of Chardonnay....and asked us if they could host their "chard pard" at our house.. We got to preparing lots of little wine nibblers for the party...including:
A pretty little cheese tray
(no wine party is complete without one of these!)
Some caprese Skewers
(we marinated the cheese and tomatoes in basil, olive oil and balsamic for a few hours before skewering them on these pretty skewers)
Bruschetta with toasted bread:
Some chocolate covered strawberries (not pictured)
and a big punch bowl full of fruity sangria!
We set out a collection of mixed wine glasses..totally did this on purpose for that shabby chic look...or somethin...
and had a great time!!
Look for a few recipes with wine comin up to use the half empty open bottles of chardonnay that were left in the fridge.....