Last night one of my oldest, dearest friends was here for dinner.
She lives out in California now, back at the winery where her family produces some of the best wine in the country. If you find yourself out in Sonoma County, please stop by Benziger Winery for a tour, you won't be disappointed.
Tell them Abby sent you.
She brought over a couple delicious bottles for us last night which we enjoyed with a mini-thanksgiving feast of cornish game hens with stuffing (embarrassed to say they were Perdue birds individually packed in the bags that you cook them in),
green beans with slivered almonds (precut in bag, microwaved with a little water topped with butter),
roasted rosemary potato wedges (sliced in to wedges tossed with salt, pep and rosemary...roasted at 400 forever) and gravy (made with juices from inside bags and a little flour).
Surprisingly, this was a very easy meal to make and great way to stretch your stomach for the upcoming feast on Thursday!
Wish I had some photos of the dinner, was too wrapped up in the dance of getting everything together at the last minute and just spaced it...
but I got a shot of dessert.
Again very simple, made an 8x8 tray of Giardelli's brownies (excellent!), cut them up into 1" squares, served in these lovely cups with some whipped cream, some slivered almonds and a little port.
Here is a photo of the table as I found it this morning.
That made me smile.
Nice reminder of the fun we had last night.
Old times, goods friends and fine wine.
Enjoy your upcoming week, may there be lots of that in store for you!