As you can see, I have not posted much this month. Each day goes by with its daily list of to-do’s and before you know it, you have missed out on important and special moments. Seeing how it has been strongly recommended to stay home during this time of panic and chaos; I have been determined to enjoy every little moment while I can. I hope this month you are first trusting in God; placing all of your cares and worries in His hands. I hope you are enjoying memories with your family, they won’t be here forever and neither will we. I hope you are making the most of each day; reading, enjoying your hobbies, listening to music, finishing those projects that never seem to get done. And lastly, I hope you are enjoying a nice bottle of wine.
Below is the dinner that we had last night. Simple and delicious. No special notes other than we enjoyed a few of our favorite things…
Dinner: Honey Mustard Turkey Legs with Cornbread Dressing and Blanched Green Beans.
Pairing: Angry Orchard-Green Apple
Tasting Notes: This pairing gave fall vibes with memories of Thanksgiving. The Cider did not take away from the meal; instead, it was like having an apple tart for dessert.
XOXO, Smiling Danny
I know you are getting ready for Thanksgiving but I wanted to take the time and send a quick note saying how grateful I am for your continued support these past three years. I have truly enjoyed sharing with you all and look forward to sharing more pairings, experiences and suggestions with you this upcoming year. I hope this Thanksgiving is a time of joy, laughter and great memories with those you love and cherish.
XOXO, Smiling Danny
Menu: Oven Baked Fried Shrimp, Broccoli and Feta Salad, and Sauteed Green Beans with Crispy Bacon and Fresh Garlic.
Wine Pairing: Dr. Loosen Dry Riesling, 2017, Mosel, Germany
Notes: The wine provided a lemon dessert finish to the overall plate versus a dry finish on its own. This wine reminds me of a crisp Chardonnay. Because of the buttery notes in the wine; my green beans became garlic butter green beans. The buttery notes also provided a butter finish to all my veggies on the plate. The lemon notes in the wine added a nice splash of citrus to the shrimp and provided an overall fresh Summer taste to the palate.
I hope you enjoy this pairing as much as I did; especially if you need a hint of Summer on these cold Fall days.
Salu’d, Smiling Danny