Potluck Kebab Party

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 4, 2009

Friday night we had a little gathering to celebrate a milestone.  A BIG milestone!

I finished the cookbook manuscript!

That’s reason to celebrate, right???

Check out all this goodness…


Bacon Wrapped Onion Kebabs

Wrap 1/2 slice of bacon around a “stack” of onions.  Brush with favorite BBQ sauce.  Grill! 



Doug’s Lemon Pepper Chicken Kebabs

Yellow squash, zucchini, red peppers and chicken…marinated in lemon, pepper and olive oil.  Served with tzatziki sauce!

Tzatziki Sauce

2 cups PLAIN Yogurt (drained thru coffee filter to remove excess moisture)
1 large clove of garlic
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup grated, seedless cucumber
Pinch of kosher salt

1. Mix all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve. Dip Doug’s Lemon Pepper Kebabs into the Tzatziki Sauce. 


We had this many kebabs…times 2!  And there were just 3 leftover!!!


A view from above of the “little people” table.  They more or less “grazed” all evening…and I did see some nibbling from the buffet!


Andrea‘s Buffalo Chicken Dip, Becky‘s Hummus and Garden Veggie Salad, Amy‘s Fruit Salad, Jolyn‘s baked beans, my potato salad, brownies and a strawberry pie (made from this recipe)…plus a mountain of kebabs!


Oh.  And here’s me. 

Out from behind the camera! 

My friend Jolyn was taking photos and I couldn’t help but make a few funny faces!!! 

The bump is getting “wider”…I’m carrying “wide” again…wonder if it’ll be another boy!  I’ve lost my hips…but haven’t popped too far out yet.  Just the same way that I carried the boys!  We’ll know in a few short days!

We are enjoying the day at our town’s parade and festival…followed by an evening of grilling on the patio with our family!

Happy 4th of July Weekend to you all!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Amanda from Faith, Food and Family July 4, 2009 at 5:07 pm

Looks like a yummy spread and congrats on your new little one! :)
God bless,


Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" July 4, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Wow all that food looks great! We haven’t done Shish kebabs in ages! Congrats on your pregnancy too!


becky dell July 4, 2009 at 6:05 pm

We had so much fun last night! Thanks for hosting! So great to get together to celebrate you!


Rita July 4, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Erin, congratulations on this milestone. Will look forward to your book. These recipes today look great. Thanks very much. Happy 4th!! peace – Your picture is adorable.


Heather July 4, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Congratulations!!! I can’t wait for the book! And as always, the food looks fantastic – making me hungry!!


LuAnn July 5, 2009 at 2:46 am

Congrats on the new little kebab-eater-to-be! :) That sauce sounds delish!


Amy in OHio July 5, 2009 at 9:19 am

We had a great time! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you guys…now lets get going on those arranged marriage papers for P & R!!


Lisa July 5, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Congrats! It looks like you had a very nice party. What a wonderful way to celebrate. Good food and friends!


Jackie July 6, 2009 at 1:30 am

I love kabobs…I just never remember to make them…thanks for the reminder. :)


BW July 6, 2009 at 10:33 am


I want to make a strawberry pie, but your link goes to potato salad…do you have the link to the pie recipe? I went berry picking yesterday and want to make something delicious.


Marcy July 7, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Sad to have missed the party…looks like you had both great food and a great group to celebrate with. Congrats! I can’t wait to get my hands on the finished product. And of course I want an autograph. :-)


Susan July 11, 2009 at 12:30 am

I tried to find the Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe on your blogger friend’s website, but could not. Any advice?

Also, I don’t have much kebab experience. Do foodies eat “as is” or can kebabs be dipped in a sauce too?


Erin July 11, 2009 at 7:01 am

Both Susan…as is and with sauce! However you like it! I’m not sure that she has the recipe posted…I’ll ask her!


Susan July 25, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Hi, just checking back with you. Have you received permission to post the Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe yet? :-)


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