What kind of fun did y’all have this past weekend? So happy that Bama beat that team that I’ve never heard of before because the Ole Miss game sucked for us, even though they played a damn good game. This is definitely going to be an interesting SEC season.
So anyway, I had a little dinner party on Sunday and made some pretty fantastic food. To top it off, the sweet people from Beso del Sol Sangria sent me some of their wine to try, so I incorporated that with my dinner.
I made braised chicken with caramelized onions and Gruyere. (Loved)
The chicken was exactly the way I thought it would be, and the Gruyere on top was SO DAMN GOOD.
I also made brussels sprouts with crispy pastrami. Unexpected, right? I went with pastrami because I feel as if we’ve been eating so much bacon lately that our arteries are literally begging us to cut that shit out for a little while. We gotta live; we have two teenagers that kinda need us. Not that pastrami is healthy or anything, but the fat content is less, and it’s very thinly sliced. One of my best and closest friends from childhood, Kelly, who has never liked brussels sprouts ate them and actually liked them! Win.
Here she is-
We haven’t changed a bit in over 25 years. (we wish)
Another hit – crab stuffed mushrooms. No, I didn’t use real crab. The last time I bought real crabmeat it was so “fishy” and stinky that we couldn’t enjoy it. It was expensive and it sucked. Made with fake crab, these were pretty popular with my little group of guests.
Both the brussels sprouts and the crab stuffed mushroom recipes are coming soon, I promise.
The wine was very, very good.
Not too sweet – y’all know I don’t like really sweet stuff. It was just hearty enough (but not too much) with a red wine flavor and plenty of fruitiness. My guests definitely enjoyed. Make sure to find a local store that carries Beso Del Sol and check it out.
Here’s your printable for the chicken – Adapted by thekitchn.com