Dinner for One
It was a blue moon. Friday night and I was—gasp—alone. (Not counting my sound asleep toddler.) My older daughters were at a sleepover and my hubby was on a business trip
It felt refreshing. It felt relaxing. It felt … strange.
I had complete jurisdiction over the remote control. But I couldn’t find a single thing to watch. A rumble in my stomach reminded me that I didn’t eat a single bite of the mac-n-cheese I fed my daughter for dinner.
An organic, grass-fed rib-eye steak soon sizzled in the pan. I threw a few frozen sweet potato fries to bake in the oven. While my steak rested and the fries continued to crisp, I sauteed peppers and onions in olive oil.
My quiet house suddenly smelled amazing, and I knew I had to mark this blue moon night with a glass of big, well-bred wine: a fiery Spanish red by the name of Mad Dogs & Englishmen.
|Red Wine Info
Bottle: Mad Dogs & Englishmen
Grape: 60% Monastrell, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Shiraz
Region: Jumilla, Spain
Shop: Vine & Table
Food Pairing: Grilled steak, beef & vegetable stew, grilled chicken, mushrooms, hamburgers
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A big pour of this spicy wine was all I needed to gain a little perspective. A rare night alone should be savored and celebrated—and there’s no better way than with dinner and red wine for one.