Wait you mean you ate Thanksgiving dinner and washed it down with a little wine? No my friends, wine comes first.
I am kinda digging this whole blogging one a week about events that have happened over a week ago. It gives my time to steal all the good pictures from my friends in order to compile them into a blog post. This might just be my new thang.
Okay so let’s start off with wine, where all good things should start. The day after the half marathon my friends and I decided to take little trip up to Santa Ynez for some wine tasting.
We headed up to The Brander Vineyard first to adventure around the place and hang out with the little kitty.
After spending some glasses were tipped back, we popped over to Buttonwood where my roommate was working. Before I even get to the winery, can we all take a moment to acknowledge this squash shrine type thing. Major food blogger swoons happening right here.
Once inside and sipping on more wine, we clearly needed to try every sample of food Buttonwood offers. They carry tons of peachy sauces, (I snagged the peach BBQ and peach chutney), olives, pickled veggies, and chocolate sauce among other speciality food items. As if tasting every single piece of food wasn’t enough, we moseyed outside to chow down on the snacks we packed in a picnic basket. Pretzels, goat cheese, snap peas, hummus, and clementines sure make a complete meal.
And now onto Thanksgiving….
That would be Timothy the turkey defrosting.
We hosted a potluck type meal at our house and I decided to contribute some homemade bread and butter to the feast. I used this recipe to make rolls and used the extra dough to make a braided loaf. I also made some homemade butter. Yes, you heard that right BUTTER. Growing up, it was a tradition in my family to make homemade butter and Thanksgiving and I highly reccomend everybody try it! All you need is cream and salt and a bottle to shake it in (I used my blender bottle). The butter forms into a ball and your are left with buttermilk! I am planning to make some pancakes with the leftovers. Then maybe smother them with butter?!
The turkey chef
We can’t forget dessert (or more wine!)