July 5th, 2010 by Melissa
Hope you had a GREAT 4th of July. We did – with family together at our ranch/vineyard for a picnic, followed by fireworks big and small. It was a fairly hot day here, so some cool, crisp white wine and easy picnic food seemed in order. We did all the actual cooking in the cool of the morning, then assembled it in the late afternoon, opened a bottle of 47 Friends White Table Wine, and sat down for a feast at the end of a long, lazy day.
Of course you have to have grilled chicken, and we grilled yellow and red peppers to go with it. In a twist on traditional potato salad, we added carrots, green onions, and fresh, fresh green beans. The dressing included garlic, cilantro, vinegar, a bit of olive oil, and homemade mayonnaise. And corn of course! What is the 4th without corn-on-the-cob! The brownies are disappearing before we can get them on the plate.
The crisp, refreshing sauvignon blanc base of the 47 Friends White Table Wine was a perfect compliment to the richness of the grilled chicken and vegetables, while the touch of un-oaked chardonnay balanced the potato salad quite nicely. This is a meal we’ll have again on other warm summer evenings when friends are coming over. Easy to cook in the cool of the morning then open a chilled bottle of 47 Friends White and quickly put on a great meal. Let us know if you can come join us!