Hope everyone had a fantastic Friday. Mine was buuusy! In a good way though. Lots of new wine club members over at Michel Schlumberger! 😉
My appetite hasn’t been ravenous today…might be a combo of my rich meal last night and the fact that I haven’t exercised in a few days. I honestly didn’t even have time to eat much though so it worked. I ate my lunch in big spoonfuls over the course of an hour—
(~1/2 cup yogurt + 1/2 cup granola)
And then ate a pure protein bar in the same stage-like manner later in the afternoon.
Now dinner was interesting. Jim, don’t yell at me, but I’m going to just throw it out there that our Deux Terres (a niiice $100 bottle of Cab) goes really well with roasted butternut squash. (sometimes you just have to say it with authority).
Yes. Yes, it does. But what doesn’t go with butternut? I have a Heather-like love affair with squash and like it that way. Tonight all I did was roast one up with sliced parsnips, tossed with a little olive oil, sea salt, cayenne and maple syrup at 375 for about 30 minutes at it was perfecto. I also roasted some brussels sprouts and layered my plate with the brussels, the squash, the parsnips…cottage cheese (??) and figs. Guys, I wanted to be all gourmet and use some fancy cheese instead of just plain cottage cheese but sometimes you just gotta work with what you got. And don’t forget the Deux Terres.
After dinner I got ready and met Hardy, Eric and Sydney for a glass of wine downtown. We started out at John and Zekes, which is the AWESOME college-ish dive bar in Healdsburg and then we worked our way to Ravenous. I met Sydney two weeks ago at the winery when she was helping out with Zin during one of our Harvest Luncheons….and she might just be my long lost twin. Get this: we both have undergraduate degrees in writing, lived in France for a little while, and then went to culinary school for baking and pastry. It’s crazy!
At Ravenous, I became quite ravenous (dinner was a little light!) and we split the cheese plate. Good call.
Soooo good. I inhaled that walnut bread with apricots. So.much.good.food. It went perfectly with my one glass of zinfandel that I sipped all night. Speaking of zinfandel, Eric brought me a present!
So, I totally fell in love with this zin last weekend at TACOctoberfest. It seriously rocks and is everything a zin in my mind should be….lots of fruit and blackberry jam. Thanks, Eric!
I’m off to bed…excited to check out my first California farmer’s market in the morning!
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