wordless wednesday ~ insatiable

Does wine REALLY require words?

This is all you need to know:

It’s about $8 at the grocery store.

“Full and rich flavors of Black Cassis and Black Cherry dominate the broad pallet with a long, smooth finish. Underlying notes of vanilla and cola fan out on the expressive bold finish.”

A friend told me to try it.

I did, I liked it, mellow, fruit flavor.

Check it out

Good week night dinner wine!

“winner, winner, chicken dinner!”

Costco Orange Chicken

Okay nothing to do with 21: Bringing Down the House (great movie, and even better book by the way) but this post does involve gambling….

Normally on a Friday, I would post a new Weekly Menu and Shopping List for the following week as I tend to use part of my weekend to prepare for the next week’s meals, but because we launched on a Wednesday, I went ahead and posted next week’s menu at that time, so no extra menu today.


I will tell you about something that I’ll be putting on next week’s menu, Costco’s All Natural Orange Chicken.  OMG!! I’m big on trying different things out from Costco as the prices are normally good for the budget.  There are hits and misses…sometimes we REALLY miss (try getting through the bulk quantity of a “miss”, UGH), and sometimes we hit it BIG.  This is one of those times!

We made the Orange Chicken for dinner this week (20 minutes in the oven),  along with Trader Joe’s Jasmine rice (4 minutes in the microwave), and Costco’s Chicken Egg Rolls (20 minutes in the oven).  I threw some sliced green onions over the top and dinner was ready faster than you can say “TAKE OUT”!  Addie kept chirping, “YUMMMM!”, “YUMMMM!” with every bite.  Mike and I kept waiting to get that scary chicken bite, but it never happened.  This one is a keeper for us.  My only hope now is that Costco doesn’t stop caring it in a month – hate it when that happens…

So run, don’t walk, and see if your Costco carries!  You wont be sorry!

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

p.s. I made the big adventure to Costco today and have about 20 images uploaded and ready to add to the Costco Gallery, just need to add the opinions this weekend…stay tuned and check back on Monday!

OHHHH….p.p.s Do you ever go to Chik-fil-A??  It’s my fast food weakness.  And my little way of still connecting to the south when I need a fix…Sweet Tea – OHHH so good, and with a drive thru, can’t beat it!  For some extra good news, we stumbled across a promotion in the Orange County locations (though if you live out of state or in a different county – check your local locations, it may be offered there too).  During the month of October, if you eat at Chik-fil-A on a Friday and save your receipt, then go back any other Friday (although there is only this week and next week now) with your receipt, you get YOUR ENTIRE PREVIOUS ORDER FOR FREE.   Hello!!?  Let me get this straight, we don’t have to cook, 2 dinners or lunches are taken care of for the price of 1, it’s pretty darn healthy fast food AND I get to leave the mess behind??  SIGN ME UP!  So now you’ll know where we will be for dinner Friday night. Winner, winner!!