Taking Back My Twenties

Dirty 30

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 | 11 comments

Hello and happy Monday! We had a big weekend over here because we celebrated Matt’s 30th with all of our Dallas friends.

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I made a big spread of food including both new and old recipes. I made salami chips which were a hit – dipped in spicy hummus, they were amazing!

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Of course, after our trip to Turkey, I had to have feta and olives – the best combo ever.

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I also tried a new recipe for caribbean shrimp – the marinade was delicious and it would have been even better with fresh shrimp (i used frozen).

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And a kale, quinoa, and apricot salad. I think I’m done making healthy salads for parties because no one eats them. This was a good recipe and I’ve been enjoying the leftovers, but next to party foods, kale just can’t compete!

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The rest of the food included caprese skewers with pretty summer tomatoes, and the un-pictured, never-fail party foods: Mexican bean dip and pigs-in-a-blanket (I used spicy chicken sausage for these this time and people loved them).

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So many friends came to celebrate Matt!

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Cake, duh!!

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We consumed beverages like 20-year-olds and then headed out to a fun bar for some dancing.

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Oh my goodness, it was a blast. Happy birthday one last time, Matt!

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  1. Tonya

    Oh my goodness that was the perfect party spread. Thanks for “curating” my next party! I will literally recreate this spread dish by dish! There’s something for everyone. *bookmarked*

  2. Rachel

    Thanks for having us! Such a fun time!

  3. Nikki

    Sounds like a wonderful time, and some amazing eats! Loved the “drank like 20 year olds” line…who doesn’t know that feeling? Lol. Happy belated Birthday to Matt!

  4. elizabeth.etherton@gmail.com

    Those salami chips look amazing — and so easy to make! They just went on my to-make list for the weekend.

  5. Michelle

    That’s quite a spread you put on there – well done! I would’ve been all over the kale salad if I was a guest there, I really appreciate there being healthy choices at parties.

    You’re looking good too! What’s your workout regime these days :) ?

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