Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wine and Conspiracies
I think if it wasn't for the grocery store I don't think I would have any idea what holiday I am supposed to celebrate next. I consider myself pretty slick in a grocery store, I know what I need before hand, and that is normally what I get, unless there is a sale on bear claws then all bets are off. I noticed on a recent trip to the grocery store that the next holiday that I will be having to celebrate is Valentine's Day. Or I like to call the granddaddy of all Hallmark Holidays. I consider this holiday a grand conspiracy between Hallmark cards and all the jewelry stores in the world. Every year I say I am not going to celebrate this holiday but then I am reminded that I am married, and if I want to remain that way I better make a tasty sexy dinner accompanied by some sort of present normally in a long stem variety.
The dinner part of Valentine's day is something I don't mind to prepare. I normally have a bottle of wine opened and ready before I even start cooking. Also I have some music streaming through the stereo and I am singing at the top of my lungs. And yes I am by myself so to not burn the ears of anyone not even the dog. But what should be on the menu for Valentine's Day? Normally I would say something that isn't too crazy and when I say crazy I mean you can make it while drinking a bottle of wine. This means keep it simple stupid. This should be something with fresh ingredients and in one plate and shouldn't be too heavy. This is because you want to make sure you consume twice as much wine as food. Come on, it's Valentine's day and it falls on a Monday this year, not normally a day where there is a "night cap" if you know what I mean.
So what have we learned today? First Valentine's day is conspiracy between Hallmark and every jewelery store in the world. Secondly, when preparing Valentine's day dinner you should consume a 2:1 ratio of wine to food. And finally, I may have a slight drinking problem considering how much I just talked about wine and its just after 9am.
Posted by Ken at 9:28 AM