It all started with a dinner party. You know, the kind our parents used to have. The six of us sat under the shade of our giant tree. Each couple brought a bottle of wine, and a discussion about the amazing attributes of wine ensued. It was so enjoyable we immediately made plans for our next gathering. Years later we still meet once a month for a friendly wine competition. It has evolved . . . now we create gourmet meals and pair it with some of the most incredible wine I've ever tasted.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Texas BBQ at the Wade's
My mouth was watering in anticipation of this one, and I wasn't disappointed. But first we had to be properly welcomed to the Wade Family Ranch by their 4 year old granddaughter, Mina. She had us sign in on her Frozen magnetic drawing board, then she escorted us outside to the "dining area."
They had called for a Red Wine Blend so I dragged one from the cellar from the cabin :)
Rustic Cheese Board with Assorted Crackers
Texas Sweet Tea (This was a cool idea of putting the tea in mason jars with the lids on, in a bucket of ice... clever)
DWs Texas Smoked Brisket
Mom's Potato Salad
Southern Coleslaw with Granny Smith Apples
Mom's Best Baked Beans
Sweet Corn Bread
Ol' Fashioned Peach Cobbler A La Mode with Haagen Daz Vanilla Ice Cream
The Shetler's won with a bottle of One Armed Man The Wades came in second with their favorite wine, Stephanie. We trailed in last with Hatcher Meritage. That tells you how good the wine was if a Hatcher came in last!