Cheddar Cheese 'Champagne'
Jul. 19, 2009 7:05 am
Updated: Jul. 21, 2009 9:56 am
OK, I am definitely not an expert on wines, but I guess that you know your sparkling wine has turned bad when it has become the color of cheddar cheese. Well, we're tough, we drank it anyway.
We were having a Poor Man's happy hour on the boat earlier this week...T had brought home a bottle of sparkling wine from work (he is the captain on a day-sail catamaran that features an open bar, and they were discontinuing this particular brand). I think it started as a blush or a rose, but it had become a lovely orange color that matched some tasteless cheddar cheese that we had bought on sale. We ate the cheese anyway. Was that mold that T just scraped off an old baguette? We ate it anyway. The crackers were soft and the avocado was hard. We ate it anyway. No worries! Cool breeze in the cockpit, gentle rock of the boat, the good company of my favorite husband and my favorite dog. A leisurely cruise in the dinghy at sunset, and it was another day in Paradise!
Kept right on budget for the week: Monday- Chicken Piccata with fettucine and mashed carrots ($14.53), Tuesday- Chicken Cordon Bleu sandwiches in honor of Bastille Day ($16.22), Wednesday- Grilled Portabello sandwiches with lots of grilled veggies and a bottle of wine -not orange- ($27.17), Thursday- Watermelon Gazpacho...so good on a hot day ($10.81), Friday- Jamaican Me Crazy Chili, veg version, ($8.98), and Saturday we took our neighbors sailing so they bought us dinner, but I had spent $7.97 on breakfast stuff. Total for the week was $85.68, so $19.32 into vacation piggy bank!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!