Saint Patrick's Day Party: Easy Food And Drinks



At the most recent meeting of our wine tasting group the host strongly recommended this wine. Only after I bought the bottle I realized that I tasted and reviewed a previous vintage of this same wine which I relished about two years ago. Things can change so I decided to review this wine instead of exchanging it for an unfamiliar wine. I'll be reviewing two unfamiliar wines next week. In the meantime let's see if this 2005 meets the promise of the 2003.

We had a great time entertaining our family. We prepared a huge Christmas dinner and everyone ate at a large table in the living room overlooking the Christmas tree. The food was unbelievable. We prepared a delicious ham with pineapple glaze (a very large one at that), sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes (homemade of course), beans, and for dessert we had apple pie and pumpkin pie. What was even more fun was that the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah sometimes fell on or right near Christmas. When this happened, we had the Menorah going the same time as the Christmas tree. When Hanukkah fell on Christmas, we would even prepare some dishes for that Holiday as well. Matzo ball soup and you tube beef brisket slow cooker were the biggest hits. I will say that we had a lot of leftovers after we had all finished.

Place chicken legs in crock pot. Mix the rest of the ingredients and pour over chicken. Cover crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

Well, your family may be prepared to wait until you get back home provided you can eat immediately. This is where a slow cooking brisket enters the picture. Once you get back, you will find everything ready on the table and you just have to take a quick wash and start eating.

Only load up the crockpot half to two thirds full. The meals will not cook completely in the event that the appliance is filled to the brim. If the food and liquid level is lower, the meals will certainly cook too rapidly.

Description: Dolcetto is Piedmont's popular easy-drinking red variety. Deep in color and packed with flavor, this dry, soft-textured wine is beef brisket chinese to be enjoyed young while your Barolos and Barbarescos sleep in the cellar. This delightfully fragrant and full-bodied version features notes of raspberry, black cherry and dried fruit. It makes a great summertime barbecue red with gourmet sausages. Our Quality Assurance Laboratory has determined that this wine contains 6 mg/L of free sulphur. And now for my review.

I also use beer in my cooking, especially in my marinades. The acidity in the beer not only adds flavor but it helps tenderize the meat. It's also great for steaming shrimps, clams and crabs. Using beer instead of water provides a tangy taste that complements the saltiness of the seafood, and I find it an ideal substitute for stock or wine in my soups and stews. My kids enjoy a slow cooking beef casserole in a combination of beef stock and brown ale. The hours of slow cooking increased bitterness in the hop content of the beer creating a very savory contrast of flavors.

I have adapted Deen's recipe, which originally includes hot sauce, and left that ingredient out. You can find it on the Food Network's web page along with photographs to guide you as to what it should look like. I will also be making my cornbread for the stuffing out of corn and oat flour, so as to keep it gluten-free.

The final meal main dish was a spicy barbecued chicken breast. Now this wine was powerful and round. It was dark with balanced tannins and acidity and it was fruity. Potato salad with carrots, peas, and pickles rendered the liquid dark and long with some plums. Zesty guacamole brought out a burnt taste and good acidity in the Cab. Dessert consisted of fresh blueberries. In response the wine was almost sour, not a good combo. But it was long with pleasant tannins.