The weather was terrible today. After weeks of dry weather – 80 some days with no rain! – we finally got some blustery, stormy weather on Friday. The wind picked up last night and continued through today. We have a lot of leaves and small branches to clean up once the weather clears!
So to honor the terrible weather – I made some comfort food. Spaghetti chicken bake, as I like to call it. Spaghetti with sauce and veggies, cooked in a casserole dish with a couple of chicken breasts and some shredded cheese. Baked long enough that the cheese forms a delicious crust. And to go with our meal, Jon opened up the Cathedral Ridge 2010 Necessity Red. This wine is a blend of Pinot Noir and Zinfandel; it was the perfect red to go with our dinner! The blend is about 80% Pinot Noir, and it has a tart cherry flavor that is so prevalent in Pinot. However, it also is just a touch more robust, due to the addition of Zinfandel.
And you have to love the name. Thomas Jefferson is attributed with saying, “Good wine is a necessity of life.” Cathedral Ridge named this wine with that quote in mind.
I wish we had some more of this …