By Pure Luck I won twenty bottles of wine at the Kentucky Derby Party held at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and sponsored by the Lions’ Club Foundation. This was a fund raiser for the Lions’ Park that has been a place for kids to have fun for many years. Those Lions know how to give a party!!!!!
Now the question is, What to do with 20 bottles of wine? Drink some it. Yes. Share some of it. Definitely. Cook with some of it. Of course.
With some Pinot Grigio or Chianti
Stuffed dates or figs:
12 dates, pitted, or 12 figs
2 to 3 ounces Stilton cheese, crumbled
6 thin slices prosciutto, cut in half lengthwise
Preheat oven to 350F. Line an baking sheet with aluminum foil
Cut a lengthwise slit in the date/fig. Stuff each one with just enough cheese to fill the cavity, but not spill out. Pinch dates/figs closed. Wrap each date/fig in a piece of prosciutto and arrange them, seam side down, on the prepared pan.
Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the oven and, using tongs, carefully turn dates/figs. Return to the oven and bake until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes longer. Serve warm or at room temperature
(From Wine Bites–Simple Morsels That Pair Perfectly with Wine. by Barbara Scott-Goodman.–Available at Gourmet Gallery.)
With some Cabernet Sauvignon:
1 – 11 oz box of Cornmeal Rosemary Shortbread Cookies from Wackym’s Kitchen (Available at Gourmet Gallery)
Some softened butter
Some crumbled bleu or Gorganzolla cheese
Mix butter and cheese.
Place a little dab on each cookie.
Enjoy with sips of wine.