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
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I know I am. This week I thought I would give some wine pairing ideas for some of our most traditional dishes, spices, and desserts. And for those of you who are Vegetarian or Pescatarian, I added some Fish options as well.
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Meat: Chicken, Turkey
- Seafood: Scallops, Oysters
- Vegetable: Asparagus
- Herb/Spice/Sauce: Chives
- Dessert: Sorbet, Key Lime Pie
- Meat: Chicken, Pork Loin
- Seafood: Halibut, Shrimp, Crab
- Vegetable: Potatoes, Squash
- Herb/Spice/Sauce: Cream
- Dessert: Dessert Breads, Vanilla Pudding
- Meat: Duck
- Seafood: Sea Bass, Trout
- Dessert: Apple Pie
- Pinot Noir
- Herb/Spice/Sauce: Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Clove
- Herb/Spice/Sauce: Sage
- Dessert: Rhubarb Pie
- Fruit: Cranberries
- Dessert: Carrot Cake
Smiling Danny’s Menu Pairing:
Turkey with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy with a side of Squash and Green beans.
Dessert: Carrot Cake paired with a glass of Zinfandel.
Smiling Danny’s Vegetarian/Pescatarian Option:
Blackened Halibut with Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash.
Dessert: Apple Pie paired with a glass of Riesling.
Well Smileys, I hope you find this helpful as you are planning your menu’s and planning what to bring to family and friend gatherings. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.
Salu’d, XOXO, Smiling Danny