Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bubbles on a Weeknight? Pop That Cork!

Arugula Anyone?
So, I have a bit of a problem. Summer his finally come in the Pacific Northwest and unbeknownst to a lot of people we deal with quite a bit of humidity on the west side of Washington State. So the mild temps combined with higher humidity mean that we can grown a pretty mean garden here.  The balance is trying to stagger your plantings so that you are not inundated with a lot of one crop at once.  That's something that apparently I still need to work on, because I have an abundance of lettuce and greens.

In my pondering what to make for dinner, which will include of course mixed greens, my mind always wanders to the the question "What do I want to drink with my dinner?"  Due to the warm weather, I rule out a heavy red wine.  Now I am racking my mental inventory of white wines.  And then there is the fact that I don't just want salad for dinner.  I open the fridge and what is staring back at me?  I nice chilled bottle of Domaine Ste Michelle Brut sparkling wine.  Hmmmm, but it's a Monday, and it's not a special occasion!  Gasp! Do I dare? Absolutely!  There are no rules, pop that cork.  So I did. Then I grabbed the eggs, half n half, some onion, and bacon and whipped up quick frittata (it sounds a lot fancier than it is). Eggs are a sure bet when I comes to sparkling wine, think of mimosas with brunch.
So the next time you are you are holding the bottle of sparkling wine for a special occasion....Don't! Pop that cork!

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