Late summer and fall have collided in my kitchen. A photo shoot has left me with a full complement of Thanksgiving leftovers, while a bowl of garden tomatoes and two pie pumpkins share space on the counter. And the big bag of apples that comes with our CSA fruit share has started to include chartreuse and golden fall varieties alongside pale summer apples.
This post is sponsored by Mirassou Winery.
I love planning an intricate party. Things that should feel like chores – coming up with the menu, writing an elaborate grocery list, washing my full set of fancy wine glasses – are fun in an odd way. But there’s also something nice about an impromptu party. (If you’ve cleaned your house recently, all the better.) [Read more…]