Chianti on a Weeknight

Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva with spaghetti

Open a nice bottle of wine with your spaghetti from a jar? Yes!

Everyday Meals Deserve a Nice Bottle of Wine
Your everyday meals deserve a nice bottle of wine! Looking at my blog posts, you might believe every meal is from scratch – not so! On busy weeknights, we take lots of shortcuts. Tacos from a kit? Yep. Spaghetti sauce from a jar? You betcha! We do try to add fresh veggies when time permits. Skimp on the wine? Never. It needn’t be something expensive, just a nice bottle to enjoy over dinner. Also, we rarely finish a bottle in one night. Nothing wrong with recorking and sticking it in the frig to be enjoyed on night #2.

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva

Castello di Volpaia Chianit Classico Riserva

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2012 ($33 from France 44)
Eye: Clear, pale ruby red
Nose: Clean, medium intensity classic sour cherries backed up with some fresh herbs and a touch of leather in the background.
Mouth: Bone dry, medium+ acidity, medium tannins. Bright sour cherry flavor with very lively character and a nice medium+ length finish.

Pasta sauce and fresh pasta from Broder's Cucina Italiana

Sauce from a jar, fresh pasta, all from Broder’s. Makes quick work of dinner

Spaghetti Tuesday
I stopped at Broder’s Cucina, our local Italian Deli on the way home from work. I picked up fresh pasta, and a nice jar of imported Italian sauce. Add sweet Italian sausage and sauteed mushrooms. Toss a salad of simple greens with homemade vinaigrette. Dinner’s ready!

Broder's sauce and pasta

Quick work to put dinner on the table. Salut!

Weeknight supper w/ Chianti at

2 Responses to “Chianti on a Weeknight”
  1. Some nights you gotta do what you gotta do. It still looks delicious.

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