For the past couple of weeks this Pinot has been on sale at my local Whole Foods ($20 instead of $35!). If you happen to see it on sale, you should pick up a couple of bottles. I don’t like wimpy wines, especially Pinots. This one is big, fruity, and spicy. I probably wouldn’t pay $35 for it, but at $20, I have bought four bottles. I enjoyed the first one watching Downton Abbey and eating garlicky sausage and broccolini pasta (recipe link). Enjoy!
Lately, I have been a bit obsessed with soup. I eat salad every single weekday for lunch and sometimes have salad for dinner as well. Soup is a great way to eat lots of veggies and feel satisfied… especially in the winter.
Some people think they do not like butternut squash. That is because they have never had this soup. I have personally converted a few people with this soup. It is perfect for a cold day… which for me, in Southern California, is anything below 60 degrees.
The first time I had chilaquiles was on vacation in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico; they were part of the breakfast buffet every morning. That dish was very basic – tortilla chips cooked in sauce. If you have never had them before, chilaquiles are like breakfast nachos (sounds delicious, right?) and we pronounce them (Cheel-ay-keel-ays).