I'm so excited The Blended Blog has started Tasty Tuesdays and is doing a progressive dinner blog hop! It's so fun and different! Thanks for stopping by today! How yummy did everyone's courses sound!?!?
Was there any doubt that I would be the one providing the drinks?!? I'm getting a reputation here I think! HA!
If I'm being honest here, I am not one to mix drinks...and by mix I mean going from one to the next to the next, mixing alcohols. Like starting with a prosecco, switching to a red, and ending the night with a martini is no bueno for me. If I have an after dinner drink with everyone, like a Bailey's on the rocks, that's about as much as I can mix. I like to start with a drink and stick to it. And if I was going to pick an drink that goes with Leslie's comfort food, I'd definitely go with wine. A bottle of wine is so fun and easy to share with your special someone or a group of friends.
I thought I'd share wines today that pair well with chicken and would totally compliment Leslie's chicken pot pie. Chardonnay is most often paired with chicken, but a white like pinot grigio, would totally work as well. More often than not, I'm a red girl. So I'd pair a lighter pinot noir with the Pot Pie. I'm not your typical, strict wine drinker...if I like it, I'll drink it! But I would admit that a lighter wine is better with Pot Pie and will help offset the deliciousness of the flavors.
I am no wine expert. I actually most often go on the recommendations of my "wine guy" aka my brother-in-law! I call him my wine guy because he picks up wine for me at this heaven on earth he lives by...a wine warehouse with THE BEST prices, call The Wine Guy. ( We might not be able to buy wine in the grocery store here yet, but we have a Wine Guy and right now that will suffice!)
And just because I wanted to include something fun, I thought I'd share this martini. It's good, either before the meal or after...for a treat! If you follow me on instagram, you may have noticed that my new fave is RumChata. When I told a co-worker this fact, she told me about this drink! It's definitely a treat...
one part rumchata
one part caramel vodka (I used salted caramel!)
a splash of cream/half and half
Shake vigorously over ice, strain into martini glass and enjoy!