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Daily Diary: The Family That Cooks Together…

Yesterday was my grandmother’s 82nd birthday. Originally we were supposed to go out to eat, but everyone was so tired that we decided to order in.

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I have no makeup on… please don’t judge me. 🙂

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Before our Greek food came, we made a few appetizers. One of which was shrimp scampi from SeaPak.

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You don’t need anything but the package. As you can see, they are very generous with the sauce. My mother said she would have tossed a pound of pasta with the shrimp if she had it! Unfortunately, we were fresh out. 🙁

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After a few minutes (around 7 I believe), you are left with this. YUM! YUM!

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We also had octopus, grapes, feta, pita and a salad. Yes, this was BEFORE our dinner arrived! I was stuffed by the time my chicken souvlaki platter came. LOL!

My aunt ordered sardines… I was afraid to try them! Have you ever?


Then we called Malta through Facebook. Her niece wanted to wish her a Happy Birthday and my grandmother couldn’t believe what she was seeing. It was SO GREAT to watch her use this technology. This clip isn’t very good. You don’t see her interacting, but I thought to tape it a second before she hung up! lol. Anyway, she was really excited about the whole thing.


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We ended the night with some cake and presents. A perfect Saturday night. 🙂

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

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  1. going to give those sardines a try today:)

  2. Have to ask, how do you eat octopus? do you cut it open and eat inside, or do you eat the whole thing?? And what does it taste like?

    • The whole thing. It pretty tender. It’s typically not very fishy, really. It’s almost meaty in consistency. It’s good, as long as you know it’s from a good place. Greeks and Italians do it pretty well.

  3. great!

  4. Do you eat the octopus, Vera?? You always say that you eat pretty plain things, so I”m dying to know if you are adventurous enough to eat that! LOL! I’d love to try it, but I’d have to be in the right state of mind. haha.

  5. what a treat for your gram to be able to see her niece “live”. Love it. That must have made her birthday…And the Octupus…no way those bad-boys would pass these lips. Eeesh

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