Quote of the Day, 11-13-2008

Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she’ll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she’ll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she’ll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she’ll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.

So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit.

— Unknown author

11/19/2008 Wine Dinner at Midwest Culinary Institute

Chef Matthew Winterrowd
Wines hosted by Mary Horn, Winetrends

Bacon and Eggs Surprise
Covides Gran Gesta Brut Rose

Seafood Chowder
First Course
Seafood Chowder, Dumpling, and Toasted Garlic
Brandal Albarino 2006

Lemon Lobster
Second Course
Lemon Lobster, Israeli Couscous, and Savory Granola
Trevor Jones Virgin Chardonnay 2006

Confit Pork Shoulder
Third Course
Confit Pork Shoulder, Nutmeg Englaze Spaghetti Squash, and Rapini

Marquis Philips Grenache 2007

Paringa Sparkling Shiraz 2004

Braized Oxtail Potroast
Fourth Course
Braized Oxtail Potroast (short ribs), Root Vegetables, and Orange Carrots
Three Rings Shiraz 2006
Boarding Pass Shiraz 2005

Parsnip Cake
Parsnip Cake
LillyPilly Noble Blend 2006

HAPPY MOUTH — November, 2008

On Friday, November 14, 2008, it was Ron’s turn to pick the destination for our monthly Happy Mouth Supper Club outing. Ron selected Otto’s Restaurant in Covington, Kentucky as our destination. A large group of us (including guest Johnny) enjoyed great wine, great food, and decent service (unbeknownst to me, Johnny’s spouse was our server).

Additionally, long-time guests Julie & Terry were voted in as full-fledged Happy Mouth members, sans monthly selection. Welcome Julie & Terry! We’re glad you’re with us, though your waistlines will lament!