Cape Cod, Vermont, Cape Cod, Vermont, and not in that order but for crying out loud, when will it end?! New England pulls me in all different directions, at all times. This weekend I'm on the Cape. If you thought September was insane (P.S. where the heck did that month go?) brace yourselves for October. We've got the wedding of the year (you'll seeee), five birthdays, YES five. (Hi DeMane, LB, Ashley, Colucci and GBG, in that order!) I have plans to celebrate with some, others I've already sent my regrets. I've got blogger cocktails and dinners, a concert and a night at the MFA all marked on the calender and to top it all off at the end of the month, I'm going on vacation!
The title of this post is not in reference to my excitement about the month of October, but to an awesome $13 bottle of wine I drank last night with my Mom, her boyfriend, and my sister. A 2008 Shiraz from Australia, this wine was a big hit. It was versatile and full bodied, with a soft juicy palate. I bought it because of the gorgeous picture on the bottle. Turns out Woop Woop is Outback slang for "middle of nowhere." My mom put together a delicious spread upon mine and Leah's arrival.An appetizer plate of thinly sliced Assiago cheese, oilves, roasted garlic, olive oil and slices of toasted wheat ciabatta.For dinner she prepared ziti in a chunky homemade tomato basil sauce with Trader Joe's chicken sausages, peppers and onions. For dessert a homemade Apple Crisp with Vanilla ice cream, made with locally harvested Courtland Apples. We are on Cape this weekend to celebrate my Mom's very belated birthday (which was September 17th) and to help her put on a yard sale!In between selling our quality wares we feasted on this beautiful lunch platter.