why so many wine geeks knock her.
Jenise wrote:And then there's the Target gig....
She still do that? I've been in a Target store exactly once in my life, so I wouldn't know.
Bob Ross wrote:From CBS -- some nice ideas here:
As The Saturday Early Show's Chef on a Shoestring, Robinson put together snack and wine pairings for a special, festive holiday party for four on a budget of $80. That's double the usual "Shoestring" outlay.
Robinson prepared a snack that you can serve guests when they arrive, three hearty "tapa" style dishes, and a dessert. Each course was accompanied by a wine.
The menu included:
Truffled & Herbed Popcorn, paired with an Italian Prosecco
Chocolate and Chorizo Crostini
Goat Cheese and Wasabi Pea Potato Bites
Prosciutto-Sage-Chicken "Ravioli," paired with a Rose Cava from Spain
Pumpkin Cookies, paired with an Australian dessert wine
Think of it as an intimate holiday party with your closest friends.
Roughly half the budget was spent on wine, the other half on food.
To entertain four people, $80 may be a splurge for many people but, when you look at the quality of the wines and the elegant menu Robinson devised, you realize it's a steal!
Of course, you could always decide to serve just one bottle of wine, which would cut the cost almost in half.
The wines chosen by Robinso were all great bargains; the most expensive was $17. She served two inexpensive bubblies: a Prosecco from Italy ($11) and a Rose Cava from Spain ($10). Dessert was accompanied by a dessert wine: Muscat ($17). This Australian dessert wine comes in half bottles, which Robinson thinks makes a great hostess gift.
The wines included:
Mionetto "Il" Prosecco $11
Freixenet Brut de Noirs Rose Cava $10
Yalumba Museum Muscat NV $17
Recipes available at the show's website.
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