No prefab meal for tonight’s 5 Minute Friday! Because Mrs. Vino is in the mood for comfort food.
For some reason I’ve been craving the comfort food of my childhood – a Tuna Melt with Tomato and a pickle! Thank goodness this great meal can be put together in 5 minutes. And, I have the perfect pairing for it – our brand new, not-released-to-the-tasting-room-yet 2011 Pinot Grigio Rose. I make my tuna salad with Greek Yogurt instead of Mayonnaise to lighten it up a bit and add a bit of diced celery and green onion for texture. The yogurt adds a bit of brightness and freshness to the tuna. It’s still plenty creamy, though. So the really crisp 2011 Pinot Grigio Rose is perfect to pair with it. Oh yeah, and if this is truly my comfort meal, there has to be potato chips! And, if you spritz your chips with Truffle Oil – it goes from good to gourmet! The salty, earthy truffled chips really bring out the fruit character of the wine. Watch the blog next week for Mrs. Vino’s experiences with her brand new microwave potato chip maker (AWESOME) and learn about one of her new obsessions.
It really doesn’t matter how simple the meal – a good wine pairing will elevate it to gourmet (well, the Truffle Oil doesn’t hurt, either).
So here’s my question to you all – Do you have a 5-Minute comfort food? And, if so, what is it!