While that's very true, I really just needed a title, & my peanut butter & jelly sandwich inspired me. I'd forgotten how much I love those! You see, for the first time in a long while, we actually have a jar of peanut butter in the house that's only for us..... The dogs get peanut butter every night, & they have their own jar. Last week, I decided that Doug & I were worthy of our own, especially since we both love it so much. Ah, it's the simple things.
Man, it's been a while....& I have to admit, writing up our first Cali wine trip was more than I wanted to deal with. This in no way means that I will diminish the fantastic experiences we had...I'll cover them as time allows, or as we open the bottles that we purchased. Our California Central Coast wine trip was a complete success, & my lack of writing should not reflect anything negative...
Speaking of food & wine...
A few nights ago, Doug & I had a special meal. A while back, we went to Time For Dinner, & it was the second time we'd been. Those of you that know me, I am not a cook. I want to be, but I'm not at this point. Luckily, there's Time For Dinner - or TFD - for people like us (for those of you that are not in St. Louis, look up pre-prepared frozen dinners, or whatever - I'm sure that there's something just as lovely in your corner of the world). We had just purchased a bottle of Cosentino's Franc, & we wanted something that would work well with it. I reached into my freezer & found the perfect solution: Rosemary Flank Steak.
My goodness. It was terrific & a great matchup for the wine. Of course, I knew it would be because rosemary is actually considered to be a "red wine booster". I'm sure both the steak & the wine would've been good on their own, but they brought great things out in each other. Yum... We felt so fancy that we even ate at the table, something we rarely do. Fancy is good.
Tonight, we're going to Pi Pizzeria with friends. They just opened up a new location just a stone's throw away from where I grew up, in Kirkwood. Some of you that don't live here might recognize the restaurant from the news: President Obama chose them to fly to D.C. to make their pizza for the first family. Hey, good enough for them, it must be good enough for me.
In other news, Truvy is growing like a weed, & her top speed on the treadmill is 7.4 mph! She was 53 lbs. at her last weigh-in at the vet's last week. She had to get a flu shot - yes, there is a canine flu; it's fatal, & there have been cases in Jefferson County. That's not home, but it's close enough! Anyway, she finds new ways to challenge me every day, but I think we're finally getting somewhere.
Or maybe I'm just fooling myself.
The little jerk actually gave me poison ivy a few weeks ago. Unbelievable, right? I'd never had it before, & after my poison ivy cherry was popped, I never want it again. I was reminded of this after watching a Grey's Anatomy rerun...you know, the one where Addison had poison oak on her.... yeah, you do know. Seeing that reminded me to count my blessings - my poison ivy was nowhere near that place! I shudder at the thought.
One month from tomorrow, I'll be in Jamaica.
Back off, kittens.
Bodegas Lan Gran Reserva 2007 Rioja Red Wine
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