Somehow a whole bottle of wine was consumed tonight!! I sure hope the majority wasn’t by me 😳
My salmon salad from lunch kept my stomach full all afternoon. Not just “not hungry” but FULL. I guess it was all those vegetables. Around 6 we started thinking about dinner. We thought about going out for a drink first just for some excitement, but the husband said “Why not just open a bottle of wine here?” We are weird about opening bottles – like it’s a huge commitment, mostly because many of the bottles on our rack were either gifts or are special bottles we bought on the honeymoon or when on trips together. So it is SO EXCITING when we do! We decided to open a bottle the husband bought at a wine tasting once, which was not really anything special.
I dug right in (note the 80s hair-do!)
Glass #2 came too soon behind the first – probably why the bottle is now gone!
We had lots of great ingredients on hand to make what I’m calling: Summer Gumbo.
We started with Harris Teeter brand sun-dried tomato chicken sausage that we got for $1 a few days ago because it was on its last use-by date.
Combined with a bunch of grilled veggies from the CSA (zucchini, squash, eggplant)
Grillmaster + wine-O
Tons of CSA okra –
And a bunch of fridge leftovers:
- Beans (which we ended up not using)
- Tomato sauce
- Piquillo peppers
- Adobo peppers
- Plus a can of diced tomatoes (unphotographed and added for more liquid)
A fabulous gumbo, which I topped with Fage and grated cheddar –
And on the side I had a slice of the husband’s Corny Bread, which I cut into bite-sized pieces. The corn doesn’t add much, but the bread itself is AMAZING –
(Still second glass of wine – I had about 8-10 oz I think? I had another small splash at the end of dinner)
And for dessert, we split a Praline Merci Chocolate. Yum!
We had wanted to go for a walk again tonight, but I think we’re going to get cozy on the couch and watch The Simpsons instead.
Happy weekend 🙂