I am a girl who loves indulgence. Some people call me a little snooty, but I maintain they just don’t appreciate the good things in life like I do. I love the theater, spas, good books, red wines, gourmet cheese, and chocolate. I will point out that many women like these things so I’m not that strange, but I do love to be spoiled.
My husband offered to make me dinner last night. I was overly anxious and a little depressed from another one of life’s curves, and he thought to spoil me with dinner. I asked for small plates. It’s a dinner we’ll do on occasion that’s a bit indulgent and off the cuff. We throw all the balanced plate thoughts right out the window and just snack on the things we love. Cheeses, really good sausage, breads, and a very sweet dessert make up our small plates paired with a bottle of Pinot Noir or Malbec. I may not grin from ear to ear, but I will always be content after such a meal.
Normally this meal comes with a movie. We nibble and sip while enjoying mysteries and comedies. Last night we chose to watch our college basketball team, Florida State, whip up on Miami during the ACC Tournament. Ok, I fell asleep before the game was over, but the first half was great!
I always look forward to small plate dinners. Last night’s included some of the creamiest fontina and a really neat Cocoa Cardona, a cocoa flavored goat cheese. There was fresh mozzerella and sourdough bread. He sliced sopressata and laid out some crackers. It was all so good and the perfect meal for a Friday night at home.