One year ago this week we were running around frantically preparing to host Thanksgiving dinner for 19(!!!!) people. Somehow we pulled it off with relatively few casualties, and it was such a blast.
This year, the tables have turned, and we are on the visiting team. We’re heading to my roommate’s cousins’, and we’re in charge of the wine selection. Well, don’t mind if we do! We went shopping and tasting this weekend at our favorite local wine shop (The Wine Merchant in Raleigh) to stock up on some tasty selections. We’ll let you know how they turn out! Here’s the lineup:
Back Row (L to R): 2008 Valle Dell’Acate Il Frappato, 2008 Tierra de Luna Syrah-Malbec, 2008 Pierre Henri Pinot Noir.
Front Row (L to R): 2009 Cono Sur Viognier, 2008 Danubio Gruner Veltliner, 2008 Dr. L Reisling, 2007 Thomas Henry Meritage, 2007 Leese-Fitch Chardonnay, 2007 Villa Wolf Gewurztraminer, Dibon Cava and Riondo Prosecco
While we will miss the family that we can’t see this Turkey Day, we will be thinking of them all and we’re looking forward to spending this year’s holiday with some cousins my roommate rarely gets to see!
Here’s a look back at some of the dishes we made for our feast last year:
Here are some great ways to use up leftovers:
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!