September 2, 2011

Chicken Gyros & $50 Kodak Giveaway!

Chicken Gyros

Tzatziki sauce:

1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 regular cucumber, peeled and seeded
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Extra virgin olive oil

Shred the cucumber or chop in food processor. Wrap in a towel a squeeze to remove as much water as possible. Mix together the yogurt, shredded cucumber, garlic, white wine vinegar, salt and pepper to taste, and lemon juice. Drizzle lightly with olive oil. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
For the chicken:

2 teaspoons minced garlic
Juice of 1 lemon (2-3 Tablespoons)
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 heaping Tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper
1 1/4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

To prepare the chicken, combine the garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, yogurt, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Whisk together until mixed well. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and mix well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.

To assemble:
Pita bread (Heat pitas)
Cut chicken into strips. Top pita with chicken, tzatziki sauce, diced tomatoes and sliced onions.

Here are some cute cupcakes I made the other day for work.  They were delish, but I screwed up the icing a bit so I tried to cover it in sprinkles and pinwheels.

We hope ya'll have a happy Labor Day!  Enjoy your last few days of summer and I'm personally looking forward to a day that's NOT 100+ degrees outside!
 And this little guy will be getting smothered in kisses from his Nana & Poppy this weekend :-)
And because I love you all..........

Today I'm giving away.......


Just leave me a comment telling me what your going to do this Labor Day weekend :-)

xoxo Becky
(Ends Friday Sept 16th)


Kodi said...

Heading to Arizona to see my Soldier :)

Kates said...

I would Love a gift card, we are going to spend some quality family time and do some projects around the house. Hope you guys have a great holiday!

Kate from WI

Lindsay said...

This weekend my brother who lives in California is flying home!!!! I am beyond excited!! We haven't seen him in almost a year and I am PUMPED! :-) Have a super weekend! Lindsay :-)

Heather said...
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Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride said...

Love that recipe, will have to try it soon.

Fun giveaway...

We'll be drinking lots of coffee, going out for Shushi, watching tons of movie and hopefully getting a ton of rest! :)

Erin said...

Oh my goodness- thank you for this recipe! We love ourselves some Chicken gyros in this house!! I am DEFINITELY going to be making these at home now :) Perfection!

Your cupcakes look delish! What kind were they?

AND.. for the giveaway! We aren't going anywhere for Labor Day- we have a new storm door to install and some painting to do ;) Love staying home and snuggling with the hubs!

I hope y'all have safe travels! Love you sissy!


Amber's Life said...

Hi! I'm a new reader and this weekend my husband, dogs and I are hopping in the car and driving back to visit family in Virginia, I can't wait! :)

The Anglin Family said...

Staying home with my sweet family and tomorrow is the day I have been waiting for forever..the Hogs play!! Yay!!

The Gava Family said...

I am helping my sister move in. She is moving 20 minutes away from me after living in NYC for the past 9 years, woohoo!!!

Nicki B said...

We are hanging out around the house.

emily said...

running a half marathon & hanging with family!... love the recipe. i was just talking of changing my ways and eating more fresh food. ill have to incorporate this! thanks

Bonnie said...

OMG, I WANT A $50 STARBUCKS CARD! DON'T YOU LOVE YOUR SISTA? WAAAA! I wish I was spending it with you, mom & dad :( But, I'll be Monday though!

Ashley Brooke said...

I'm going to have a movie marathon with my husband! I hope you have a fabulous weekend as well!


Michelle said...

I MUST make those chicken gyros! Yum!

As for this weekend, we went to a birthday party (I baked 100 cupcakes for it!). On Sunday, we are having a cookout to celebrate the unofficial end of the summer. On Monday, we'll be prepping our kids for the first day of school which is on Tuesday (a.k.a. "the most wonderful time of the year!").

~Misty said...

Working...working...It's a busy time right now.

Faithflower said...

We had a great get together with some friends playing Settlers of Catan, & entertaining the kiddos. Family movie night with "Rescue cookies" made by our 4 year old! :) Hope your Labor Day weekend was awesome! Thanks for the giveaway! Many blessings, Rebecca (faithflower, @Choosingtolive)

jennem said...

My husband and I both worked, alternately taking care of our daughter. We are both in fields that were handling hurricane issues.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Laura said...

Oh my word, those gyros look AMAZING!
We spent Labor Day travelling to see family. Now it's recovery and laundry time!


Laurasu82 at

Anonymous said...


My family and I spent the day at the beach and then we grilled out.

Liz said...

I sat around and relaxed! It was awesome!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Mommy-Money said...

We went apple picking
janetmulford at gmail

Laura said...

Sadly, I had to work! But the following day I had professional engagement pictures done, so that was exciting!