Thursday, December 21, 2017

Another party idea....

Party idea.....

Be creative...vary the cheese..add some meat...don't forget some nicered and white wine..
Happy Holidays

Monday, December 18, 2017

Party time idea

Between Christmas and New Year's, its a party time of year....just a suggestion...

Another fun idea for a party that’s simple and easy is wine and cheese. Think of it as a dinner party with relatively easy prep and clean up. We all enjoy having dinner, in or out, with friends. No one likes to eat alone and sharing time with friends is healthy and enhances relationships…not to mention just plain fun! Most “social drinkers” prefer wine over traditional alcohol cocktails. Want to please everyone…even have some beer available!
Many people consider a dinner party a very time consuming and daunting task and thus don’t have as many of these get togethers. A simple wine and cheese party can create a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere to enjoy your friends’ company.
Basically, all you need are wine glasses, some small plates, cocktail napkins (paper is fine) and you’re good to go. You don’t need an assortment of wine glasses if you don’t already have ones for red and white wine. Likewise, you don’t need a collection of plates..just some small party plates will do. Napkins….go to your local party store and get some small cocktail napkins in colors/patterns to match the occasion or dΓ©cor.
If you want to add some flair, use tea lights or small candles for atmosphere and mood setting. Light music adds to the entertaining atmosphere.
Now for the most important part….the wine and cheese!
In its simplest form, you can get your favorite dry red and white wines and a sweet red or white to complete the selection and cover everyone’s tastes and serve them with assorted cheeses like Swiss, brie, cheddar, bleu, Gouda and an Italian favorite. There are also a variety of cheese “spreads” and flavored cream cheeses that can add different flavors and textures. A bunch of fresh grapes adds some additional personality and flavor to the presentation Assorted crackers and crusty bread complete “the meal”. Another option is to add a selection of sliced meats to the cheese board. A small bowl of assorted olives is another nice touch.
Note… with a little careful shopping, you can easily get a nice quality bottle of wine for $10 or less. Also..from my experience… guests will offer to bring a bottle of their favorite wine to share with everyone which adds more variety and personality to the selection.
If you want to get more elaborate…consider pairing the cheese with the complimentary wine. Wine and cheese from the same region tend to go well together but it doesn’t mean you have to serve a French wine with a French cheese or Swiss with Swiss. Do what’s comfortable for you.
Some suggestions…
Camembert with Chenin Blanc or Cabernet
Brie with Merlot, Champagne or a Sweet Sherry
 Roquefort with Tawny Port
Sharp Cheddar with Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc or Rioja
Italian Cheese with Chianti
Muenster with Beaujolais or Zinfandel
Swiss with Gewurztraminer

I hope I’ve convinced you that a very comfortable and enjoyable get together can be accomplished with just a little effort and not a great expense….and…you won’t have a lot of dirty dishes to clean !

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Comfort food time of the year....CHILI

When you think of comfort food... good bowl of chili is high on the  list...many variations.



Monday, October 30, 2017

Halloween coming...instead of candy...try cookies

Instead of candy...try cookies..might be more 'adult friendly'.... and just as good....

Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Everyone loves pizza !!

Pepperoni..mushrooms...sausage...veggies..anchovies...



What's your favorite ??

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Another fav sandwich...the classic "club"

Multiple choice....do you prefer turkey...roast beef...ham..or a little of each !.."Triple club !!!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Another top 10 fav sandwich

Some call it a hoagie...some call it a "sub"...some places a "grinder"...whatever it's delicious !!


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Another "batch" of Chicken wings....

Can never have enough wings....in case game goes to overtime ..


Should last through Sunday,Monday & Thursday night games !!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Tailgate party anyone ?

Someone please bring the beverages...πŸ˜„πŸΊπŸΊπŸΊ

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Enough wings for pre-season footbal game ?

Can never have enough wings for a football game !!


Also bring on the cold beer !πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„

Monday, August 7, 2017

Lots of hot dogs..

Enough for 9 innings of baseball ??


Someone please bring the beer !!...πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹