It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
Can you believe it??? We are at that time of year when we visit family and friends for the holidays. This year has gone by so fast…what did I do all year? Well…since you asked, here is a list of some of the things Passaggio Wines accomplished in the year 2014. I couldn’t have done it without the help of some wonderful friends!!!
* We teamed up with The Sassy Kitchen to have small intimate wine maker dinners and introduce recipes that pair with Passaggio Wines.
* Introduced new clubs to the Passaggio Wines Clubs
* Visited the Finger Lakes area and found some wonderful wines
* Opened a tasting room on the Historic Sonoma Square
* We tripled our production this year and added a few new varietals to the Passaggio Line up!!
* Joined Vin65 and revamped the Passaggio Website
* Got a puppy!!!
* We met a lot of wonderful new friends!!!
Thank you for a wonderful year…
Have a safe and joyous holiday!!!
Guess what I did while in Virginia for the holidays…? Virtual sled riding!!! This is the only time you will see me on a sled…LOL The characters in this short film are my brother, sister-in-law, nephew, and my 15 month old grandson…oh and I’m the one in green. We had a blast!!! Winemakers love to have fun 😉
Passaggio Wines would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday. I want to thank those who made my journey this year an exciting one. I am looking forward to 2011…sit back, relax with family and friends, dream big, and “Follow Your Passion”
It is December 24, 2009. It’s Christmas Eve and all is well. I drove from Manassas, Virginia to Fairmont, West Virginia to see my mom for CHristmas. The snow is still on the ground and boy is it cold up here. Mom’s decorations are beautiful…she has six Christmas trees all decorated…yes, that’s what I said…six!!!!
This is recipe from my mom…try it out sounds like fun…enjoy
Pre-heat oven 350 degrees
2 10oz chopped frozen spinach (cooked and drained)
2 cups Pepperidge Farm Herb Stuffing (put in ziplock bag and smash with rolling pin)
1 cup chopped onion sauteed in 3/4cup butter
Dash of garlic salt and pepper
5 or 6 beaten eggs
Mix all ingredients – Form into small bite size balls (mom says about the size of a ping ball) and bake on cookie sheet at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes
Passaggio Wines and Mom
It is December 23, 2009 and tomorrow is Christmas Eve. This is such an exciting time of the year…especially for the little ones. The excitement in my brother’s house is overwhelming…(he has four kids – ages 5,10,11,13) 🙂
Easy recipes are a must around here. This is one of my favorites…
3 cloves garlic – minced
Large Ziploc Bag
your favorite seasoning for vegetables
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
Cut the tips off the asaparagus – place in ziploc bag
Cook the garlic in your olive oil (until tender) set aside til just warm.
Pour your garlic/olive oil mixture over your aparagus in the ziplock bag and toss – sprinkle with any seasoning that you like (I like just sea salt and cracked pepper)
Spray your cookie sheet with olive oil spray – Take each piece of asparagus and wrap with a slice of (uncooked) bacon placing each one on cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 10-15 minutes or until bacon is done.
(guess what recipe we are having this morning…check out the Sausage and Cheese Pinwheels on Day 5 & 4 Blog – picture posted)
It is December 22, 2009 and three days until Christmas. Excitement is mounting as so are the presents under the tree. The snowing has stopped for now (at least here in Manassas, VA ) and some of the roads are finally clear. Schools were closed for the week (that’s part of the excitement mounting… 🙂 ) and shoppers are out and about looking for that last minute gift that they just can’t seem to find.
This recipe may be one of the easiest ones you make this season. Trust me, it will be a hit at any holiday party – or any party for that matter.
2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
2lb Stick Pepperoni (cut into 2 x 1/4 inch stick pieces)
Pre heat oven to 375 degrees
Roll out crescent roll and place pepperoni pieces (2 or 3) on one end and roll. Place pointed end of roll down on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes (or until golden brown) brush lightly with butter
It is December 19, 2009 and only 6 days before Christmas. My plans to fly to the East Coast are getting a little sketchy as I write this blog. They have experienced about 10 inches of snow and are expecting more today…wow, talk about a white Christmas…be careful what you wish for… 🙂
This recipe is as simple as they come and a great party hit…here we go…
1 medium size cantelope
8 slices of proscuitto
Cut your proscuitto into thin strips. Cut your cantelope either into cubes or wedges (some prefer wedges – I like the bite size cubes)
Wrap the strips of proscuitto around your cantelope and secure it with a toothpick. These are great served chilled.
Serve with your favorite white wine (a good choice – Passaggio Unoaked Chard)