Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dinner and....Drinks!

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!



  1. Perfect Katie, just perfect!! And Love the polka dot glass....so cute!!

  2. I had never heard of Rum Chata until you talked about it the last time and then I found it and now I can't wait to make this dish!

  3. Oh that martini sounds so yummy! I'm the same when it comes to mixing throughout the evening...gotta stick with just one kind. haha :)

  4. Oh man, Rum Chata! That stuff will do me in!

  5. That martini looks so good - yum!

  6. My family likes their martini's - might have to try this for Christmas.

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  7. Run Chata... I've never heard of it. Is it kind of like baileys?

    1. It's pretty much a rum but creamy...and delish...like bailey's it's also great in coffee!!

  8. What a fantastic start to Tasty Tuesdays! :) Yummy.

  9. What?? No wine in your grocery stores!!?? That's shocking and even worse than the Bible belt south! I don't mix my alcohols either. If I start with wine I end with wine. It's just better that way, right? haha!

  10. You are the best. Love how much thought you put into picking a couple of wines to accompany my humble pot pie. I am going to look for the ones you recommended. My PC likes syrupy sweet wine but they are killing my old lady figure. Thanks for these great suggestions. And RumChata?! How scrumptious is that? Mix it with fireball cinnamon whisky. Cinnamon toast crunch. So. Good. Probably not making me any skinnier either! XO

  11. I'm with you...I do NOT mix my drinks! I won't even go between beer and wine. I think I have too many memories of the toilet after the shot bar. :) The last time I drank martinis like this my husbands bestie was mixing them up...and I spent the night on the bathroom floor as a guest at their house. YIKES! Cheers to moderation. :)

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