“Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.” ~W. Earl Hall
Winemakers have certainly made up for science’s lack of creativity. We wonder, did W. Earl Hall ever have the chance to experience a spring day accompanied by a glass of refreshing wine?
As folks across America begin to open their blinds and let the sun’s warmth creep in, the dust that has gathered on their belongings from a winter of closed windows suddenly becomes noticeable, and before you can say “Punxsutawney Phil” you’re handed a rag and a bottle of Windex. Yes, Spring Cleaning has begun.
Spring Cleaning is far from regulated to just the furniture and household appliances. All you have to do is open your food cabinet to cans filled with hearty chili, soup, and beans to realize that your foodstuffs could use a makeover themselves. And those big, oaky Syrahs and Cabernets that paired so well with those warm winter foods just aren’t cutting it with the leafy greens, fruit plates, and fish dishes you’re itching to serve your guests –and yourself.
And after a long morning of spraying, wiping, rubbing, and mopping, there is hardly a more tranquil thing to do than to plop down on the recently uncovered patio furniture and pour yourself the ultimate adult thirst-quencher: A cool, liberating glass of Pinot Grigio.
What are some dishes you like to throw together after a day of cleaning that are the ultimate triple threat? Easy in production, savory on the tastebuds, and pairs perfectly with a glass of Pinot Grigio? Leave us your ideas in the comment section below and pick up a few new ones to impress your friends and family with.
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