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Mmmm.

I'm having a quiet dinner alone (hiding in my bedroom while the kids and all of their friends rock out to music and talk over each other in the living room, omg, STOP TALKING OVER EACH OTHER!!) and wow, is it tasty.



Beets, arugula, balsamic and goat cheese on sourdough bread (that's what I had on hand, but thick French bread would be best) and a glass of DELICIOUS Rutherford Hill, Red wine, 2008 Barrel Select from Napa. Mmmm, flavorful, easy finish, will just get better as it ages. All hail French oak aging! I bought a half case of this after trying a bottle last night (this is the last half of that same bottle. It is now empty.)

If you make this sandwich, roast the beets, let them cool, slice them and let them simmer in some balsamic for extra flavor. Drizzle more balsamic over the arugula and be SUPER GENEROUS with the goat cheese. I wish I'd put a bit more on this one, honestly. But then, I would eat goat cheese every day. <3

It's been a busy day of errands, cleaning, and chores, and I am dee oh in ee DONE for the day. I'd share a glass with you if you were here, but alas, it looks like I'll have to drink this by myself... :) I get to have brunch with crazydiamondsue tomorrow along with her cute family and I am super happy about Tex-Mex brunch. Mmmm. FOOD. [/hungry ramblings]

Last but not least: mrmonkeybottoms - who wrapped up Orphan Black on HDJM - is going to start a rewatch of Buffy from the start soon, Janey's recaps of The Bridge are one of the few places you can talk happily about that great show, and Melody has jumped back in for this last season of Breaking Bad. Come give those girls some love!

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flaming_muse
Sep. 1st, 2013 12:52 am (UTC)
I am sad that I am not there to watch you eat that delicious dinner. (Because I'd never make you share it with me. You deserve it all!)

<3
stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2013 12:55 am (UTC)
Pfft, I would make you a matching one, silly! And then we could curl up in my room and watch Teen Wolf while the teens make noise elsewhere. <3
flaming_muse
Sep. 1st, 2013 01:03 am (UTC)
Let me just see if I can squeeze my way into this here internet to get to you. *rolls up her sleeves*

<3
cindergal
Sep. 1st, 2013 01:51 am (UTC)
I am also hiding in my room with dinner and wine while the teenagers take over the house. What a coincidence! ;-)

Mmm, goat cheese. The other day someone gave me some plums, so I cut them in half, stuffed them with goat cheese and drizzled honey over it. Try that. Super yummy.
stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2013 11:55 pm (UTC)
OMG, goat cheese and plums with honey, YES. (I do that with figs, too! And add some pecans or walnuts. OM NOM.)

I do believe I need another of these sandwiches today... <3
bienegold
Sep. 1st, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)
Beets are so amazing with goat cheese or feta. Throwing in a little mint would be fantastic, too.
stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
You can have all the mint on yours! (I don't think it would work for my mouth with the earthiness and the sourdough.) But normally I loooooooooove mint.

I just really like food a lot in general. :D
bienegold
Sep. 2nd, 2013 12:01 am (UTC)
Just a smidge! Though maybe you're right with the sourdough...

Beets on Greek salads are traditional here in Detroit so a lot of beet dishes here tend to get retrofitted in a Greek direction. Zingerman's has this amazing beet/feta/lemon/mint salad during the summer.
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stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
RIGHT?! I'm so excited she's doing this, I can barely spit it out.

I HAD A LOT OF FUN WITH YOU TODAY AND I WISH IT WAS FIVE HOURS LONGER.
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fitofpique
Sep. 1st, 2013 02:40 pm (UTC)
That sandwich looks amazing! I'm not a fan of balsamic (I know, I know, I'm the only person in the world), but other than that it sounds heavenly!
stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
We all have our things, pssht! (More balsamic for me!) I bet a squeeze of lemon to give it a little acidity would be great, too!

I love that you love good food and wine. <3
killabeez
Sep. 1st, 2013 04:33 pm (UTC)
*coveting your sandwich*
stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
I WOULD TOTALLY SHARE. *smashes it against the monitor*
chrryblssmninja
Sep. 1st, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
That looks like a delicious sandwich!
stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2013 11:58 pm (UTC)
IT WAS! So much so that I'm going to have another!
entrenous88
Sep. 2nd, 2013 01:11 pm (UTC)
I am stamping approval all over this post! Gah, that SANDWICH! I would adore that (beets & arugula, my WEAKNESSES). And the wine, yay, it's going on my recced-from-Stoney-list!

Have a fantastic brunch with Miss Sue! I will be there in spirit, ordering the huevos rancheros.

BUFFY REWATCH! What a fabulous idea. I'm totally going to watch for those, yay!
stoney321
Sep. 3rd, 2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
I have already gone off in an email about that gorgeous damn sandwich, so I'll spare you a repeat.

Brunch with Miss Sue was lovely! There were blue corn tortillas filled with cheese and salsa! Mmmm, huevos rancheros. Huevos es muy delicioso!

I am SO EXCITED she is going to do the rewatch. *claps hands gleefully*
kuzu_no_ha
Sep. 2nd, 2013 04:35 pm (UTC)
I have gotten to the point where I just cannot fathom eating beets without goat cheese. I love the flavour so much. SO MUCH.

stoney321
Sep. 3rd, 2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
Beets + goat cheese = my OTP.

SO. DAMN. GOOD.
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