Weeknight Dining With Chateau Ste. Michelle


Happy Friday my friends, I hope you have lots of fun planned for the weekend ahead.  Today I’m sharing one of my secrets for a happy life- making the ordinary feel special!  Some nights it’s all we can do to heat up some leftovers and plop ourselves at the table for a meal!  But other nights we love to prepare a quick and easy meal like the one shown that feels decadent and special.  Add a great bottle of wine and some gold flatware and just like that, dinner becomes festive!  And really, with Lou at the grill and me doing a little prep in the kitchen this meal is thrown together in no time at all.  Simple food, the best company and a bottle of wine makes for the perfect meal in my book.

So here’s what’s included in this dinner:  a grilled corn and peach salad (recipe after the jump), grilled eggplant, grilled zucchini, a baguette, green olives, hummus, olive tapenade, and Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc.  Simple, healthy, delicious.  Do you do things at your house to make weeknights feel special?  It makes a world of difference!  So here’s #AToastTo simple pleasures!  Pop on over here to share your Toast for a chance to win a trip to the summer concert series at Chateau Ste. Michelle!  xx- Sarah

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Grilled Corn and Peach Salad

Grilled Corn and Peach Salad


  • 1 bunch watercress
  • 1 1/2 fresh ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
  • 2 ears grilled corn
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 medium shallot, finely diced
  • Juice of two sweet oranges
  • 1/8 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Prepare the dressing by combining the shallot, garlic, red wine vinegar, olive oil, orange juice and salt. Taste and adjust if you prefer it to be sweeter or more acidic.
  • To prepare the salad clean and dry watercress, removing roots if applicable.
  • Remove husks from corn and grill, giving them a slight charr.
  • Combine watercress and peach slices in a large serving bowl.
  • When corn has cooled enough to handle, use a knife to cut kernels off and add to the salad.
  • Dress to your preference, sprinkle with finishing salt and add a little fresh cracked pepper if you please!
  • Enjoy!

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Reader Comments

  1. Meg | Summerfield Delight|

    I visited Woodinville WA this past May, and of course did all 3 of the tastings at Chateau St. Michelle! The eroica Reisling is really nice as well as the Indian Wells Cabernet. A good white and red for the value that tends to be really well loved by all sorts of different wine people. Woodinville is totally worth a visit!

  2. Chelsea|

    This looks absolutely delicious and your home is so inspiring. Love the pops of peaches… I’m obsessed lately.

  3. Anne Faith|

    Raised in Washington State, I was practically “brought up” on Chateau Ste. Michelle. I already love that winery, the wine they produce, and locals they hire. And now having had the recent pleasure of experiencing Sarah and Lou’s cooking first hand, I can only imagine these pairings are perfection! Salut!