It’s the last Wednesday in May and time for Wednesday Hodgepodge. Thank you to Jo From This Side of the Pond for the questions and being the hostess with the mostess.
1. It’s National Wine Day (May 25)…do you like wine? Red or white? Dry or sweet? Do you have a favorite?
Yes, mostly red and mostly dry. We aren’t regular drinkers of wine but when we had it more often we enjoyed merlot from Chateau Ste Michelle Winery in Washington State. We moved to red blends more recently.
Have you ever been to California wine country? Or any other wine region?
We’ve been to California wine country North of Napa/Sonoma, Central Coast California and in the Santa Ynez area northwest of Santa Barbara. We also used to live close to Woodinville where Ste Michelle and other wineries are located. Chateau Ste Michelle was one of the favorite places to take our out of town visitors. The grounds are gorgeous and the free tours are fun.
Our niece and her hubby in 2016 at Chateau Ste Michelle.
What’s a dish you make that calls for wine?
Sangria. LOL Seriously though a yummy mushroom sauce that calls for white wine and cream. Oh and this memory popped up when I searched sauces on my blog.
This was my proper pie with all the trimmings. The description from the menu: Chicken, Ham and asparagus short-crust pastry pie (with top and bottom), white wine sauce, new potatoes and peas. It was delicious. We had a fun conversation with our waitress on “proper pie”. She was appalled when she ordered pie at another establishment and it came to her with no upper or lower crust but just a round piece of pastry propped up along one side of the filling. It was cute when she exclaimed “how can they call that pie?!”
This was in Chipping Campden (Cotswolds, England) at the Eight Bells.
2. What’s something you’ve whined about lately?
Oh boy. I’m trying to eliminate whining in my life. I’ll go with our internet connection and connectivity. It’s a Country hazard!
3. Last time you were ‘wined and dined’? Tell us about it.
I’ll go with Mother’s day when we were visiting our kids on the West side of the mountains.
4. Three cheers for_____________________.
…the Red, White and Blue!
5. This will be the last Hodgepodge in the month of May. Somehow next Wednesday the calendar rolls into June. Before we go though, sum up your May in twelve words or less.
A little bit of travel, sunshine, good eats, rain, and loved ones.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
Hope you all have a good Memorial Day Weekend and that you can pause and remember those who died for our freedom and protection.