Since I didn't have to really cook a Thanksgiving dinner we more or less snacked once or twice over the Thanksgiving weekend instead of eating a full blown meal. I am a snacker. Nothing makes me more content than a crisp apple, a handful of walnuts, aged cheddar cheese, whole wheat crackers and a nice cold glass of wine. I could eat this way everyday, but try to save it for the weekends when we are busy. I got a great bottle of Chardonnay from Michelle at Accidental Scientist. This was an Oregon wine, which I don't get a chance to try very often so the bottle deserved the best setting for the opening. I saw a great recipe that would appeal to me on two different levels on TV. I saw Honey-Nut Glazed Brie and decided that would kill two birds with one stone. I could have my cheese and nuts all at once!! So I went to the I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! site and printed off the recipe. I had everything that I needed so this would be a piece of cake. It was totally easy and hit the spot.
This is the end presentation. The wine was nice and had a mild oak taste. It mixed really well with a mouthful of Brie that had been sweetened with the walnuts with honey. I truly enjoyed this and even more so since the wine was a special bottle from Michelle. Since I fixed myself a snack I had to do something for the hubby too. Earlier on Friday we went to a huge craft fair in Virginia Beach. I love going every year and can always find some really great gifts for friends and family. Hubby loves his seafood and was really on to this kit from the Blue Crab Bay Co. We paid $11.95 for this kit, and then had to purchase the cream cheese and sour cream. The directions came stapled to the Crab Dip Blend packet. I decided that if we were going to eat this, we needed some healthy componet to it. I cut up several carrots into sticks and three or four stalks of celery. We stood around the cart and took a dip with the veggies and then decided that the way to go with this was crackers and not veggies. For some reason it just didn't go well with the carrots and celery. I was disappointed but we adapted and overcame. Hubby ate the dip with crackers. I bagged up the carrots and celery and guess what I am having my lunch today??? lol! We had a great time trying new things this past weekend. The only down side to all of this trying, was it all revolved around dairy. I think that if they made a Brie cheese with tofu I would be in soy bean heaven. Oh well!