Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Here's To The Hodgepodge

Welcome to another week in the Wednesday Hodgepodge, the last one in the month of May. If you've answered today's questions add your link at the end of my post, then leave a comment for the blogger before you. Comments make the maypole go round! 

From this Side of the Pond
1. It's National Wine Day (May 25) you like wine? Red or white? Dry or sweet? Do you have a favorite? Have you ever been to California wine country? Or any other wine region? What's a dish you make that calls for wine? 

I do like wine, both red and white (rose too) and especially champagne. I like dry wine, never sweet. Champagne is my favorite but if I'm having white I'll opt for a sauvignon blanc and a red zin if we're having red. I have been to Napa, visited some of Portugal's wine area, and the champagne region of France. That was one of my favorite trips ever...the food, the countryside, the history, the friends we traveled with, and of course the champagne. I wrote about it way back when and you can read those posts here and here

I make a chicken dish that calls for wine, capers, artichokes and roasted red peppers and it's yummy.

2. What's something you've whined about lately? 

I know I sound like a broken record but the pollen has taken on a life of its own this year. 

3. Last time you were 'wined and dined'? Tell us about it. 

I feel like I'm wined and dined fairly often as that's something we both enjoy. Hubs and I went with some neighbors a few weeks ago to a lovely seven course dinner and wine pairing in a nearby restaurant. Every single course was delicious and the whole event made for a wonderful fun night out.  

4. Three cheers for_____________________.


The ones we know and the one we cannot wait to meet soon!

5. This will be the last Hodgepodge in the month of May. Somehow next Wednesday the calendar rolls into June. Before we go though, sum up your May in twelve words or less. 

Family fun, baby talk, celebrations, road trippin, and a whole lotta love. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Land of the free, because of the brave...

Thankful this Memorial Day and every day for the men and women who gave their very lives for this land I love. May we honor their memory with our words and actions. 

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  1. That is a great picture of you and the boys!!

  2. Love the photo of you and the Grandboys! Your chicken dish does sound delish. The trip with friends sublime. A seven course meal is something that would be very hard to find in these parts but also sounds wonderful. Today is my 14th day on a heart healthy eating plan and I might be concentrating a little too much on the food aspect of your post. LOL. Enjoy the last several days of May!

  3. Your May was busy with so much fun stuff, but June will bring its own fun and exciting events. Love the picture of you and your two big boys.

  4. I get a little emotional about all the patriotic holidays and sad that so many people in our country disrespect it and the people who bravely fought. Thanks for your posting about it.

  5. I am so thankful for our service men and women both those serving now and those who have served in the past. Where would we be without them. Love the picture of you and the boys Joyce.

  6. Love that photo of you and the boys.
    Praying for the soon to be baby to be here healthy and mommy too!
    Lots of Love!!

  7. Images like this last never fail to bring tears to my eyes. Your chicken dish sounds wonderful; I'm off to Google it now!

  8. That picture of you and the boys is beyond adorable!! Thank you for another fun Hodgepodge!! I haven't had red Zinfandel in a long time. Will be looking for one! xo

  9. Your wines all sound good to me and the champagne too. I think the pollen is okay to whine about. That seven course dinner sounds lovely. Hooray for the grandboys and the new one arriving soon! I like your twelve words about May. Amen to your random.

  10. I enjoyed your answers. LOVE the photo of you and your grandboys! So many people in our area have been complaining about allergies

  11. Love that photo of you with your grandsons!