It is a grey, rainy day (again), and I'm determined I will not turn the heat on yet. It's warmed up quite a bit outside, but has stayed cool enough inside that I'm wearing a sweatshirt over my T. To help warm up the house, I thought I'd bake some cookies. I got the recipe here, and whipped up a couple dozen.
The remainder of the dough was rolled into a log shape, wrapped, and frozen for future use.
Me alone in the house with several dozen fresh-baked cookies is never pretty. :)
This plate is going to the theater this evening (for you, Heather, dear!).
We're Food Network TV addicts, and we both like to cook. As we get older and braver, we're more willing to try new things - brave new frontiers, so to speak.
This is documentation of our efforts. It probably won't all be pretty.
Would you like a glass of wine with that?
Some of our favorites:
Chateau St. Michelle Columbia Valley Merlot
“This is a serious Merlot for the price, yet still soft and satisfying. We craft this Merlot to be on the approachable side with a core of red cherries and ripe fruit. We call this our "I’ll have another glass please" Merlot.”Bob Bertheau, Head Winemaker
2006 Horse Heaven Late Harvest Chenin Blanc
“Chateau Ste. Michelle is truly passionate about dessert wines and we have been making a Late Harvest Riesling for decades. This is only our second vintage making a Late Harvest wine out of Chenin Blanc grapes and we are thrilled with the results. The Late Harvest Chenin Blanc offers aromas and flavors of ripe melon and sweet lime. Think Key Lime pie in a glass! The sweet fruit flavors are wonderfully balanced by a natural refreshing acidity.” -Bob Bertheau, Head Winemaker
Columbia Valley 2006 Gewurtztraminer
“The popular Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewürztraminer is a bright, refreshing medium-dry wine with inviting aromas of lychee nuts, nectarine, jasmine and clove spice. This Gewürztraminer is nicely balanced between fruit and the grape’s natural crisp character, while still being lush. Try this complex wine with Thai food or any cuisine with a little “bite” to it.” - -Bob Bertheau, Head Winemaker