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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- 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!
gorgeous photos, sarah!
Thanks Caitlin! <3
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!
I love that Meg! I’m jealous, I wan to go!!!
This looks absolutely delicious and your home is so inspiring. Love the pops of peaches… I’m obsessed lately.
Thank you Chelsea! We’re so in love with our home right now too.
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!
This is summer living at its best. I for one, love making Friday or weekend dinner a small celebration even in in my case, it is solo. Beautiful photos.
yum! chateau ste michelle is from my neck of the woods. looks delish!
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Beautiful! Your pictures are wonderful and the salad looks delicious