Food Pairings and Kids- I am talking to you MOM

This post is for all the busy Mom’s out there from working a full-time job to being a stay-at-home Mom. Being a mom is a tough job. How to get everything that needs to get done in one day is rough and I hope this will help you. This is a week of food and wine pairings that we do:

Monday – Brats and Hotdogs (of course with a lot of ketchup for the small ones) What to pair? Syrah!!!! For us we love the pepper and spicy notes this wine just makes brats sing.

Tuesday – Pasta Salad no please shred your veggies then the small ones cannot pick it out. Just a little extra for those picky eaters. What to Pair? We love with a dry Reisling.

Wednesday – Taco’s now we love elk tacos in our house. What to pair? We pair our MeCaSah any day and all day. The fruit and spicy notes of the red blend just make the elk tacos even better.

Thursday – Hamburgers and Cheeseburgers well of course both because someone will decide they are not eating cheese for that day. To pair with this a Cabernet Sauvignon.

Friday – Homemade Pizzas this one of our family favorites to have. This way everyone gets what they want. Depending on topping and sauce. Now Robi and I love spicy so we pair a semi sweet Rose called Arizona Sunset you cannot go wrong.

Saturday – Chicken Tenders and French Fries dipping sauces are BBQ, Spicy Ranch, Ketchup, Spicy Ketchup and regular ketchup. This dinner pairs again with the semi-sweet Rose Arizona Sunset as its hard for me to drink all the semi-sweet wine without food.

Sunday – Steaks from the Vera Earl Ranch. Robi’s new favorite store in Sonoita. With this we pair potatoes and corn on the cob. Pair with the MeCaSah the rich flavors of this wine really complement grilled foods.

Well, there you go 7 days of foods we will eat with our 4 kiddos ages 14-6. See it’s not hard to pair food don’t forget cheese its and goldfish are delightful with wine too. Experiment you don’t have to have 4 course dinners to enjoy wine. Wine needs to be enjoyed with every meal.


Lori Dutt Reynolds, Winemaker

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