Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow Day....

We spent the day, not so snowed in.  Yes, we got a good 8 inches of snow, and because of that it was a lazyish sort of day. The teens in their sweats watching bad TV, and me in my sweats working in the living room.   I go the kids to shovel most of the walkway (if not my car).  After the kids shoveled the walk and the drive, I made hot chocolate (cinnamon, hint of chili pepper) and lunch. Back to work for a few hours.  Made a chicken shepherd's pie with carrots, turnips and bacon ( I will NEVER be a size 6 again, hell, 8 is a distant memory). This was a total throw together and it turned out great!   For the real job, I managed to push out the outline for a webinar, answer a bunch of inquiries and started to outline a speech for March.  I love this job - the wine is a love thaaang.  If I could make money from the "mistress" my life would shift...;-)  

I've been reading up on viticulture and starting to figure out my pairing menus.  I'm starting to set up tasting  nights. I'm lucky enough to have a pretty extensive cellar right now and can start tasting. I think I'll invite a few friends over for a more formal testing to take notes and start working out some pairings. 

5 comments:

NJDecorator said...

David's palate good, mine well, not so good. But I will help you however I can.

Maybe you need someone with a not so great palate to give you those quizzicle looks - then you can explain more!

KC Mom said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today...:)

asthmagirl said...

Found you from Mental Mama. I'll be back to read more.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I want a snow day and your recipe for chicken shepherd's pie.

Molly said...

Oh the hot chocolate sounds WONDERFUL.

And it sounds like you are having fun with your "wine thang" ;)