After lunch we headed to a wine tasting at The Wine Shop at Foxcroft, one of our favorite wine locations in the area. It was a bit awkward having the camera follow us in, but we ended up making friends with another couple who was at the tasting!
I had about four 1-ounce pours –
The Layer Cake was especially good, mostly label influenced 🙂
Once home we had some downtime to relax before our evening started. We had His and Hers drinks – but she had a few sips of his 8)
Our day of filming ended with a big bang – a few of our friends over for dinner. We had an AWESOME time!!!!!
Cockail hour I had a very small pour to start me off (trying to keep it light until dinner)
And He had a Manhattan, which I sipped off of –
Dinner table –
We made a scrumptious baked pasta dish: Whole wheat penne, ground sirlion (90% lean), mushrooms, zucchini, red pepper, sun-dried tomato, goat cheese, red pepper flakes & cheddar on top. It was all cooked and tossed together and then baked just so the cheese on top melted.
Kate brought a salad (thanks!!!!) to help us out. Arugula, greens, walnuts, cheeses and cranberries – perfect!
Plus the husband’s homemade rolls –
My plate –
Plus a roll that I forgot about –
And wine pour #2
Seconds!! Mostly salad, some pasta.
The girls all split a Pumpkin Ale, brewed locally here in NC – Cottonwood! My favorite beer from college.
And Amanda and I split another after a while –
And then came dessert!!! Coconut Muffins. Er, cupcakes!! They are really more like cupcakes with icing! They were good, but I think they dried out a little.
Wine pour #3 (small!!)
Justin is quite the home brewer!! He made a dark beer, the Gingerbread Pirate Ale, and a root beer. I had tastes of both, and both were excellent!! The husband has plans to brew with him in the morning 🙂
And ended with one more splash. One of those nights where I should have just had 2 full glasses to make things simpler!
Thanks so much to our friends for coming!!! We had a great time 🙂
And thanks to Marsha and Dave for putting up with us all day long!
I sure hope I didn’t drink too much……. I’m planning to sleep in, run, make a delicious breakfast, and study ALL. DAY. LONG. Ugh.