Am I the only one who finds it weird that Kara Kennedy, daughter of Ted Kennedy and Eleanor Mondale, daughter of Walter Mondale both died yesterday at the age of 51? Seems like some sort of a sign. Additionally, this is a picture from 1870. It clearly proves it once and for all…Nicolas Cage is a vampire.
I love wine. I love cooking with wine. I love it when wine is on sale and I can buy a bottle for cooking and another for drinking. Sometimes having a wine party to whine with friends is fun. Try these recipes at your next whine party.
French Onion Soup Stuffed Mushrooms (http://thepioneerwoman.com)
2 whole large onions, halved and sliced thin
¼ beef broth
7 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
Splash of red
½ cup grated Gruyere cheese
24 whole white or Crimini Mushrooms, washed and stems removed
In a medium skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until very soft. Splash in wine, broth and Worcestershire. Cook for another 5 minutes, or until liquid is cooked down. Set aside. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Throw in mushrooms and toss around for 2 minutes, just to start the cooking process. Sprinkle mushrooms with salt. Place mushroom caps face down in a baking dish. Heap cavity with sautéed mushrooms, then sprinkle Gruyere over the top. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes. Turn on broiler and broil for a couple of minutes, until the top of the Gruyere starts to bubble and slightly brown. Sprinkle minced parsley over the top and serve.
4 oz chilled Cabernet Sauvignon
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp superfine sugar
2 oz chilled soda water
Dissolve the sugar in the lemon juice and the water in a large wine glass. Add cracked ice and pour the Cabernet Sauvignon. Stir gently. Garnish with an orange slice, and serve.