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The Week is Half Over Let's Celebrate!

Wine Thoughts
Rosé:  Shinn Estate Vineyards rosé.  Last summer I was introduced to this winery's rosé at one of my favorite restaurants in Brooklyn, Henry's End.  I was hooked!  It was a nice dry rosé that had some vibrant fruit to it.  I haven't had the Shinn rosé yet this summer and am looking forward to trying it (and loving it) again this season.  Experiment along with me and give it a try!

White:  Wild Horse Chardonnay 2010.  I found this wine stuck in a corner at the wine store for $9.99 a bottle and just couldn't resist the temptation of a bargain.  It was a good gamble.  This is a delicious chardonnay with apple, pear and lemon flavors that went perfectly with the lemony chicken.

Red:  Since you are having pasta, how about Brancaia Tre 2010?  We visited this vineyard in Tuscany and have enjoyed the wine ever since. 


Shopping List
PRODUCE
1  5 oz box baby arugula
1  small head raddichio
1 head Belgium endive
6 lemons
1 head garlic
2 bunches basil
1 pt strawberries
2 navel oranges
1 banana

CHICKEN
boneless chicken breasts

DAIRY
parmigiano reggiano
1 8 oz container lemon yogurt


GROCERY
extra virgin olive oil
shredded coconut
pine nuts
1 box penne rigate




Organization and Other Thoughts

  • Check your pantry.  Do you already have:  extra virgin olive oil, garlic, lemons?
  • The plastic boxes that arugula comes in are usually 5 oz.
  • The raddichio should be small, the size of a tennis ball.
  • The lemons and the orange should not be as hard as a rock.  When you squeeze them they should give a little.
  • Assume 1-2 breasts per person depending upon their size.
  • If you are going to grill the chicken on a gas or charcoal grill, buy regular bonelss chicken breasts.  If you are going to grill the chicken on a stovetop in a grill pan, we recommend buying the thin cutlets.
  • You can use whole milk or low fat yogurt both are equally good in the "ambrosia".



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