Wine Food Pairing - What to do with Zuchini?

Wine food pairing is always looking for new and exciting ways to prepare zuchini. This time of year it is so bountiful and let's face it guys, it is very healthy! But, alas, it seems if you have 1 zuchini, you have 100 ... and I don't know about you , but these guys grow to be humongous ... I mean you can dress them up and take them out for a ride ... LOL!

OK, enough of this silliness ... it is still HOT in Florida and sometimes it is just nice to have a light veggie meal versus a heavy meat laden one. So I took my "squash" and sliced up several, quite thin with my mandolin ... long ways ... like lasagne noodles and layered them in a glass casserole dish along with marinara sauce, chopped basil, fresh mushrooms and sliced sweet vidalias. Between each layer I sprinkled various cheeses ... a sharp cheddar, mozzarela and them a grated parm. On the very top went some panko bread crumbs along with the cheese.

Popped into the 375 degree oven for 45 minutes. The last 10 minutes I slid a tray of my very awesome garlic bread in to toast up. I could tell right away that it would be scrumptious from the aroma's coming from the oven ... oh MY!

I paired this ""lasagne" with a Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc 2008 from Chile. This is a clean bright wine, straw in color has slightly greenish hues. Fresh, citrus with notes of peaches and hints of gooseberry it made the meal a hit!

What's not to love about wine and food that is at its very peak of freshness? Wine food pairing is sometimes about the creation of simple, fresh meals. CHEERS!

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Wine Food Pairing - A Few Halloween Nuts

Wine food pairing is mentally preparing for the upcoming Halloween ... always a favorite I plan in advance for my "big" events ... so my pretties ... I've put together a quick JibJab of some of my favorite folks ...

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Don't be sad if you didn't make this production ... I'm sure that there will be a few more.

It is amazing what a chilled pinot grigio and a hand full of nuts can do.

Wine food pairing. CHEERS!

What a Zany evening!

actually we were laughing our butts off ... lol ... the other comedian "Sloan" was great too ...

in reference to:

"Captain Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island Florida. What a great way to spend a Saturday evening,"
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Wine Food Pairing - Bob Zany Off the Hook

Wine food pairing with friends at Captain Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island Florida. What a great way to spend a Saturday evening, but laughing our heads off with great friends and enjoying some tasty wine!

Comedian and radio host Bob Zany from The Bob and Tom Show performed live and he had everyone roaring with laughter .... take a watch ...

A chilled Chardonnay and hot comedy ... wine food pairing ... it's all about the fun. CHEERS!

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Wine Food Pairing - Don't be KOI!

Wine food pairing ... ahhhh ... what could be nicer than enjoying a delicious mimosa for brunch while enjoying the pond. Fresh warm banana bread, made from bananas off our own tree ... YUMMO.

These first few cool (70's) mornings in the autumn are some of my favorite in Florida ... I just had to get out the camera and throw together a quick video so everyone could enjoy our pond, the orchids and of course, the Koi Kiddies.

Too bad you can't a have a tastie of bread, too ... LOL!
Looking forward to seeing all our northern friends and neighbors soon.

Wine food pairing ... sometimes it is all about the fellowship. CHEERS!