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Sunday, October 9, 2011
I Met a Food Blogger
Norwegian Beef Pot Roast
Photo by Plush Duck
Yesterday evening, after having a slice of coconut custard pie at The Shack with Koalagirl, King Richard and I made a trip to the grocery store to pick up milk and prunes for some Sunday recipes. After that, we headed to the liquor store for a bottle of red wine, an ingredient in the Norwegian pot roast that Katherine the Great decided to cook today. While in the imported wine aisle, my husband and I were discussing some of the other recipe ingredients --- garlic, onions, ginger, green olives --- and wondering if a Malbec would blend well with them. Just then, a woman who was standing nearby interjected with a suggestion: a Pinot Noir. This initiated a nice conversation about the dish we were creating, during which she shared that she was a food blogger at AlmostItalian.com. Tonight, we had the Norwegian pot roast for dinner, made with a Malbec so that we had something nice to drink with it. Accompanied by some steamed vegetables, a Bergenost Norwegian-style cheese that I bought at the last minute and some crusty bread, topped off by a small dish of Norwegian rice pudding, it made for a wonderful meal. Many thanks to Ms. Chase for all her help and for the pleasantly unexpected chat.
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