Mornin’ mornin’ 🙂 How we doin this fine Thursday morning?
I’m a little slow moving…
Last night after training a client, the husband and I made a quick dinner: PIZZA!!
Right after I got AB (short for Alton Brown…my fave) for Christmas, I made homemade pizza often.
Then the excitement wore off, and I haven’t made it in about a year. Until last night:
I used Kath’s (Matt’s) whole wheat pizza dough recipe, and for the sauce, I through together what I had (next time I’ll write it down, because it was goooo-ooood!)
Another rave. If you haven’t tried Matt’s dough before, now’s the time, my friends. I actually made both the sauce and the dough the night before while I was making that night’s dinner. That way, all I had to do was have the husband take it out of the fridge an hour before baking, and preheat the oven.
The results did not disappoint.
My side had goat cheese + a little mozz + the sauce. Phenomenol!! Best homemade pizza I’ve ever made.
We needed a quick dinner because we were going out – on a school night!
I love going out during the week:D Kinda breaks it up I think. We headed to Swingers, a local All-Seasons Entertainment club for a wine class!
Oh what a fun class this was 😀 Don’t be fooled, this was really beginners wine class, with the advanced wine packet. The only way I could describe a wine this class was “fruity, dry, smooth, crisp, buttery, or…winey” LOL
Throughout the night, we sampled five different wines – two whites and three reds – and learned a TON about wine. (How I woke up and went on my run this morning I’m not sure.)
The merlot was actually my favorite!! Did you know wineries with merlot grapes actually went out of business after the movie Sideways came out? “If anyone orders merlot, I’m leaving!” Merlot gets a bad rep!
The instructor was awesome, too. Energetic, Entertaining, and Educated. The threee E’s 🙂 He was pretty funny too – and totally mocked wine snobs haha
Even though it was all ready past our bedtime when the class ended, we couldn’t resist heading to the restaurant next door for a little dessert 😉
We almost, almost, ordered some champagne OR merlot, which apparently both go well with this kind of dessert…dahhhhling ;)
But this was enough.
What a delicious night!
Soon I plan on putting together a post about what I learned in the class. And I really wish I could have interviewed Jason, the instructor. He has a totally awesome story about how he got to where he is now that I just know the blog world would appreciate:)
Well I’m off to go work, work, work! Have a lovely day, everyone!!! 😀
Have you ever been to a wine class or a wine tasting where you learned about wine?
What’s your favorite type of wine? I gotta admit, in college it was boxed Franzia, baby. But it’s currently a tie between Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.