Wine Thoughts

White Wine:  Cannonball Chardonnay 2010.  Yes, I am recommending a wine called "Cannonball".  My local wine merchant had a tasting and I really liked it.  This is one of the vineyards that is using steel fermentation.  Give it a try. 

Red Wine:  Rodney Strong Cabarnet Sauvignon.

Mimi's Shopping List
1  10 oz package frozen baby peas
1 pint fresh mushrooms (optional)
1 bunch flat leaf parsley
1 fresh melon

1 8oz container sour cream (optional)
1/4 lb swiss cheese sliced

boneless chicken breasts
1/4 lb boiled ham sliced

1 box stuffing mix
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup (optional)
1 box white rice

Red or white wine
Dry white wine for sauce

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Mimi's Organization and Other Thoughts

  • Check your pantry.  Do you already have: butter, frozen peas, soup, white rice?
  • You will understand from the commentary on the recipe why mushrooms are optional.  The same goes for the sour cream.  It's your choice and your chicken!
  • We recommend buying chicken breasts and pounding them to about 1/2 inch thickness.  The thinly sliced breasts are usually too small to roll up with stuffing in them.   The recipe as written can serve 4 - 6.  Assume 1 - 2 chicken cutlets per person.
  • A quarter pound of both cheese and ham should yield a sufficient number of slices.  Just assume 1 slice of each for each breast and adjust accordingly.
  • Stovetop or Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix is fine for this recipe.
  • In my version I use cream of mushroom soup.
  • As we've said before, you can never go wrong with Uncle Ben's rice.  (Although I have always cut corners and used Success Rice.)

You can never go wrong with this "cab".  It has nice balance and is affordable.

 I would never drink a cabarnet sauvignon with this meal.  I just don't see this wine complementing the dish.  But, we always say, to each his own when it comes to wine.

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