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Friday, June 29, 2007

Summer Wine Pairings and TS

Okay this is my first attempt at putting in a word document. This is too long to put in my newsletter so I am posting it here for those who want more recipes...
I cannot believe July is almost here...this time next month I will be on my way home from National Conference w/great ideas and plans to improve my business...and I'll know what new products we'll have for the Fall!!!


Some tips from the Chicago Tribune….

*How much wine do you need? If you are doing a trendy new multi-course evening, a good rule of thumb is one or two per guest. Standard wine bottles hold about 5-6 glasses (4oz) of wine.

*Chose glassware w/the occasion in mind.
*Have more than one corkscrew out for a big party.
*Keep red wine in the low 60s , Keep the whites and the roses cold –on ice.
And the best advice for the host: try the wines you will be serving before the guests arrive.
You are doing quality control ;-)

A great appetizer paired with a glass of Reisling…
Herbed Tomato Garlic Pesto SpreadSubmitted by Lara Miesle (OH)

Ingredients 2 Tbsp. Spinach & Herb Dip Mix
2 Tbsp. Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Mix
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. softened cream cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Directions Combine first 4 ingredients; chill 2 hours. Serve with crackers. Makes about 3 cups spread.

A salad to be served with Gewurztraminer….

Ginger Teriyaki Curry Chicken Salad
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken breast
1 cup diced fresh mango
½ cup chopped cashews
½ cup water chestnuts, drained and chopped
¼ cup raisins
1 tsp. curry powder
1 cup Ginger Teriyaki Ranch Dressing
Lettuce Leaves
Blue Aztec Chips
Combine first 5 ingredients; toss. Add curry powder to Ginger Teriyaki Dressing; pour enough over salad ingredients to reach desired consistency. Serve salad on lettuce leaves with Blue Aztec Chips. Makes 4-5 Servings

With your favorite Chardonnay…

For a cool fall evening pair our Perfectly Potato Cheddar Soup or Creamy Wild Rice, a loaf of Bountiful beer bread and your favorite Chardonnay.

For Savignon Blanc I recommend…
Crab Cakes with Garlic Sauce
Submitted by Karen Hummel (NJ)
Ingredients 3 Tbsp. Onion Onion™, divided
3/4 cup mayonnaise, divided
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice,
divided16 oz. jumbo lump crabmeat
1 tsp. mustard2 beaten eggs
1 Tbsp. water
1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp. Spinach & Herb Dip Mix
1/2 tsp. Seasoned Salt
1 Tbsp. Garlic Garlic™

Directions Combine 2 tablespoons Onion Onion™, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, crabmeat and mustard; blend well. Shape into 8 crab cakes. Blend eggs and water together. In separate bowl, combine breadcrumbs, Spinach & Herb Dip Mix and Seasoned Salt. Dip crab cakes in egg mixture; coat with breadcrumb mixture. Place on greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through. Combine remaining 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon Onion Onion™, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and Garlic Garlic™; blend well and refrigerate. Serve garlic sauce over crab cakes. Makes 8 cakes.

When opening a nice bottle of Mad Housewife Merlot pair it with…

Garlic Rosemary Chicken
Submitted by Laura Brott (MI)
Ingredients 4boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. Seasoned Salt
1 1/2 tsp. Garlic Garlic™
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. dried rosemary

Directions Place chicken breasts in a greased 8 x 8 pan; drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with seasonings. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Makes 4 servings.
*Note from Victoria: I think I'd use more of the seasonings than listed above, season to suit your tastes.

Slow-Cooked Chicken
Submitted by Karen Huftalin (IL)
Ingredients 2 Tbsp. Garlic Garlic™
2 Tbsp. Spinach & Herb Dip Mix
1 Tbsp. Seasoned Salt
1 whole chicken
1 quartered onion
2 diced celery stalks

Directions Combine first 3 ingredients; sprinkle over and inside chicken. Put onion and celery in bottom of slow cooker; add chicken. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours. Makes 3-4 servings.

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