Food & Drink

Three on Thursday | Holiday Food and Drink.

Carole is taking a well-deserved break from her blog today, so there’s no official Three on Thursday, but it’s what I’ve planned and I’m going with it anyway!

1. 19 Crimes. Yes, it’s still a thing and now, with more flavors! Lydia brought a bottle of The Banished to our party on Saturday and we enjoyed it immensely. I checked out Costco’s selection on Tuesday. They still only carry the Red Blend, but it’s still (only) $8.49 a bottle. I had Sara pick out two and hopefully I’ll have another cork to add to my collection by the time 2018 rolls around.

2. Giada’s Roasted Pork Loin Stuffed with Spinach and Prosciutto. Sara made this for Christmas Eve dinner. It was hands down one of our best meals (and not only because Sara did the cooking!).

making the sauce

We also had green beans (steamed and seared) and wild rice with pecans and cranberries. Marc and I will have the leftovers tonight (he’s finally feeling a little better – thank you for all your kind get well messages!) and I’m sure it will all be delicious the second time around.

3. Spiced Pear Martini.
Inspired by the leftover spiced simple syrup (from Bonny’s Spiced Rum Cocktail), I had planned to make these Christmas Day … but when I ended up being the designated driver, I saved them for last night.

2 oz gin
1 oz spiced pear liqueur
1 oz cranberry juice
1/2 oz spiced simple syrup

Shake over ice and serve straight up.