We used up the last of the CSA delivery tonight: garlic chives (a big step for me!) in smashed yukon gold potatoes and a green similar to bok choy . Along with leftover tofu + pesto, it was quite a green meal !
In typical Friday night fashion, we opened a bottle of vino . I had 3 oz in our HUGE wine glasses, plus another 3 oz a little later. You can see how hot it was out on the patio!
We covered the tofu in cilantro pesto and seared it in a skillet, but we should have known better because the pesto burned. Here it is topped with more after cooking, which redeemed it. Delicious!
For the taters, we boiled 2 medium yukon golds until fork tender and mashed them along with 1/4 a cup of Fage , 1/4 a cup of skim milk , garlic chives , S+P . I don’t like chives, but they came with the CSA so the husband said we should give them a try. They were just OK. I didn’t like them, but thankfully they didn’t ruin the potatoes! This was just over a half cup of potatoes.
The "bok choy" was cooked in a large skillet as well, steamed with 1/4 a cup of water and flavored with a tbsp of Annie’s Maple Ginger Dressing .
Filling + comforting dinner.
You partiers would be proud of us! After a few weeks in a row of debating to go to our favorite wine bar , we thought tonight was a good night for some live music – and more wine !! Yikes! I just LOVE the wine culture. You really could probably take away the alcohol and I’d still love it as much (actually, I recently read an article on alcohol-free wines and intend to do some research on those).
I love the glasses , the sipping , the smelling , the swirling . And, of course, I love the wine bar atmosphere 8)
It was hard to decide, but I settled on a slightly fizzy + sweet Moscato . Mmmm!
For Round II I really wanted a second glass, but since the first glass was technically my second glass of the night, I knew I should switch to H20 . I ordered a club soda and lime (thank goodness she didn’t charge me!) and sipped on the husband’s Cabernet Franc , one of our favorites. And you know, I didn’t even miss the second glass because my sparkling water felt just like wine.
I could totally go eat our "carb cabinet" right now too, but once I push "publish" I’m headed straight upstairs to brush my teeth and get in bed : ) We’ve got more social events tomorrow night and Sunday so I need to keep my head on my shoulders!