Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pinot Noir For Turkey Day. It's Been Decided.

It seems like as soon as November hits I start craving Turkey.  By the time Thanksgiving rolls around we've usually had 2 other Scrumptious Turkey dinners.

Last week I found some really pretty Turkey legs at the grocery store and thought I would try them out in the crock pot.

I loaded up the crock pot with a small bag of cut carrots, a medium white onion, and then spotted the apple and thought I'd slice and throw that it too.  It added a wonderful sweetness.

I topped the fruit and veggies with three Turkey Legs seasoned with poultry seasoning, pepper, and granulated garlic.  Covered and ignored for 6 hours.

When I was removing the meat from the bone, my son informed me that he didn't like turkey. What?  You tell me now?  I asked to him to please give it a try.  He told me he had tried it last Thanksgiving and still didn't like it.  I explained that I had made it differently and again asked him to just try it.  We also had mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce to go with it.  He hesitantly took a small bite, loaded up his plate and asked me to make it the exact same way for Thanksgiving! Score!

I was also trying to pick a wine for Thanksgiving dinner and paired this with a Llai Llai Pinot Noir.

This light wine will blend in with the many foods of the holiday and allow guests to enjoy the flavors of both their drink and dinner. This Pinot Noir is hand-harvested, creating a deep, brilliant red color with a ripe and intense red fruit aroma. Llai Llai Pinot Noir has the perfect balance of alcohol and acidity creating a certain elegance and sweet earthy notes, perfect for harmonizing multiple flavors. The very ripe and soft tannins allow for a long, rich, and smooth finish which is necessary to preserving the moistness of the turkey. Recently named the Best Value Chilean Pinot Noir by World Value Wine. SRP $12.99

This wine was well worth the price.  With Cherry, green pepper, oak and earthy notes it complimented the Turkey and was delicious alone.  It is dark garnet in color which made it's light body unexpected. This Pinot will hold it's own against wines double the price.  It will also definitely make my Top 10 of 2010.


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