The best incentive for a clean house is guests, so we decided to have our housewarming party this weekend way before we were ready to at least get the place looking presentable.
Our new digs are in a Greek neighborhood, so we decided to go Greek in our edible offerings- Greek pastries, Greek booze (ouzo-ginger lemonade, anyone?) and Mediterranean appetizers including one I was more than happy to steal from another friend. She makes this delicious Greek dip at every event she hosts and I just want to devour the entire dish! I know I'm not crazy because people proceeded to ask me for the recipe all weekend long. So, from her to me (with tiny tweaks) to you, here is the star of our weekend (sorry, I took very few photos but you can get a peek of the dip jut behind the big white bowl):
Greek Layer Dip
(this size batch fits in an 8-9" square pyrex dish)Bottom layer: blend two blocks cream cheese with juice of 1 lemon and 1 tbsp. Mediterranean seasoning
Middle layer: Spread hummus (plain and/or garlic) on top of cream cheese layer
Remaining layers: Crumbled feta cheese, diced cucumbers, diced tomatoes
Chill until ready to serve (recommended to let flavors set) and serve with pita chips!