Our afternoon playdate turned into dinner tonight - Marinated chicken tenders, whole wheat rotini pasta w/ Parmesan cheese, raw red bell peppers, cucumbers and carrots, and broiled pesto & cheese topped tomatoes. And a bottle of 1996 Montapulciano that I had been 'cellaring' in my closet for over 5 years. It was really good - smooth, cloudy, it looked like sherry or port - brownish purple, no bite and definitely not too old - plenty of flavor and no vinegar. The kids played some more after dinner so we didn't leave until 7:30.
Unfortunately we didn't get home from our Friday Dinner With Old Friends event last night (spaghetti w/ meatballs, raw veggies, warm wheat bread and birthday cake) until 10:45 and I'm still planning on going to the blow-up tomorrow am - we'll have to try really hard to make that.
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