Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I have to give credit to my niece for bringing Middle Sister Wines to my attention, she's always scoping out new labels for me. But, boy, I really had to search for this one--looked for weeks before finally finding it at Target of all places ($10.99 a bottle, by the way). It was definitely worth the search. And I know if you have a sister, you'll get a kick out of the website, the clever wording and awesome wine varieties (Rebel Red, Drama Queen and Mischief Maker to name a few).
I enjoyed the wine and I truly can't wait to try them all. Come to think of it, I ought to buy a bottle or two for our younger brother while I'm at it. Poor guy probably deserves it the most for putting up with the three of us his whole life.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
- Didn't really drink it this week, actually drank it awhile ago and saved the bottle.
- In fact, I drank it so long ago that I no longer remember what it tasted like. It must have been good. I would have remembered if I didn't like it (this is really not helping my fantasy of being a world famous wine reviewer).
- I did not choose this bottle, this one was my husband's choice. Frankly, I am a little afraid of this label.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
I was truly sad when I heard the news that Mary Travers passed away on Wednesday. Really, truly, sad in a way I don't usually feel about people I've never met. I'm also disappointed that I never was able to see them perform live. I never went to a Peter, Paul and Mary concert.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I wish I had taken a pretty photo of the dip before we inhaled it. As it was, I gave myself a blistering burn on the roof of my mouth I was in such a hurry to try it fresh out of the oven. Totally worth it, by the way. So delicious.
- 1 1/4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup grated asiago cheese, divided
- 1/2 cup nonfat sour cream
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
- 14 ounces can hearts of palm, drained and chopped
- 10 ounces package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
- 8 ounces block fat free cream cheese, softened
- 6 1/2 ounces tub light garlic-and-herbs spreadable cheese (such as Alouette Light)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- To prepare dip, combine mozzarella, 1/4 cup Asiago, sour cream, and remaining ingredients, stirring until well blended. Spoon spinach mixture into a 1 1/2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Asiago. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned. Serve warm with chips.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
We can thank (or blame) my dad for creating and maintaining the pool. We can also thank (and again blame) him for making us change our names for the season. From September until Superbowl Sunday I am known as ShaNayNay around here. And no, I did not choose that name. I have to note that one person's identity has not been changed. Not sure how they got away with that.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I'll try to remember to do this with a leaf from the same trees every Wednesday. It will be interesting to see the progress from week to week. Wonder which ones will change the fastest, have the most red, or won't change at all.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Ménage À Trois by Folie À Deux has been on a long list of wines to review for my "Cheap Wine with a Pretty Label" series. So I was thrilled to see a guest bring it to the party. The label isn't all that interesting, but I still wish I had taken the picture earlier in the night (the caption under this image should read "hurry and take the photo before my hand catches on fire"). The name is catchy and led to dinner conversations about things I had no idea were happening in my neck of the woods.
The wine? Frankly, I was surprised by how much I liked it. Actually, everyone at the party mentioned how much they enjoyed it. Very, very good. And as my husband said, "wine always tastes better when you share it with a group of friends".