Recently I have discovered a new brand of wine Walmart is carrying (owns?). The bottles are going for $3.97 right now and are surprisingly delicious! Had to share my find with you. If you love good wine but are on a budget this brand is for you. They have very cute labels and accurate taste descriptions. From my local store, there are 5 Lucy Duck wines available: 3 reds and 2 whites and are from Chile, Argentina, and Australia. I also love the fact that the two wines from Australia have an upside down duck! It's too cute. I have tried them all but my favorites are the Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc. Let me know if you try these and what you think of them! I have also been told there is a Tempranillo.
1. Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile: rich cherry and fruity blackberry notes. Enjoy lucky duck alone or paired with red meats or pastas.
2. Malbec from Argentina: deep aromas of blueberries and chocolate. Enjoy lucky duck alone or paired with grilled meats, vegetables, or sharp cheeses.
3. Shiraz from South Eastern Australia: deep aromas of blackberries and vanilla. Enjoy lucky duck alone or paired with your favorite grilled meats or vegetables.
1. Chardonnay from South Eastern Australia: sweet aromas of apple and pear. Enjoy lucky duck alone or paired with your favorite fresh seafood or salad.
2. Sauvignon Blanc from Chile: bright citrus aromas with a crisp, vibrant taste. Enjoy lucky duck alone or paired with fresh seafood, chicken or salad.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Hello! I haven't written in a very long time on my blog. I have been neglecting it! I thought I would quickly throw up a few pictures of my food and decorations I had for my Halloween party this year. In my next post I will post pictures from my Hogwarts Halloween party last year, it was a trial run and this year's party was much bigger. This year's party was Hogwarts inspired and also had a lot of skull decorations... being an archaeologist it is my preferred theme of Halloween to decorate with. Once this party got started I completely forgot to use my camera enough so there are not a lot of pictures of the food and I could kick myself for not taking enough pictures of my guests. Some of the food that was at party but not pictured: ritz cracker cookies, pumpkin cheesecake bars, ghost meringue cookies, chocolate chip cheese ball with pretzels, caramel corn, and chips and dip.
Potion Punch: 2-2liter bottles of ginger ale, 1 large can of pineapple juice, 2 gallons slightly melted lime sherbert. This punch is delicious, have heard it called Methodist Punch, Southern Punch and Funeral Punch. I just love the bite it has to it and how it froths up which makes it perfect for Halloween! We were calling it Pensive Punch. We made the punch non-alcoholic but you could easily add a few cups of vodka or pineapple rum.
View of the tablescape with some of the snacks, the breadsticks coming out of the glass cups were inspired from Martha Stewart's witches finger pretzels. I was strapped for time so I just used cut up crescent dough and tried to scrunch it up to look like fingers, then you take a whole blanched almond and place it on the end and with a small paintbrush you paint it with red food coloring! The visual effect was great but I had trouble keeping the almonds on... that's what I get for messing with Martha's recipes.
View of table before I put the other half of the food on... then I forgot to take another picture!!! :(
We have several silly potion bottles labeled with Harry Potter Potion labels.. more pictures to come and also some crystal head vodka! My stepdad was sweet enough to stand in line at the base and got Dan Aykroyd to sign a bottle for us when he was traveling around and promoting his new vodka brand!!! Red bottle at the end is the firewhiskey (Jack Daniels with half a box of red hots dissolved into it... takes about a week, super tasty stuff!!!)