Saturday, September 24, 2005

The Gunslinger's Pizza

It was a Saturday night, and DucCat and I were swimming around in a peculiar state of weekend blues. After going through the motions of the day, we decided that it was time to have our Monday pizza night a couple of days early. Between that, and an intriguing neo-spaghetti Western feauturing Harvey Keitel and David Bowie, the evening suddenly showed promise.

DucCat went with a pie graced with chicken andouille, spicy Italian sausage, Kalamatta olives, chopped red onion, fresh mozzarella and a hearty touch of feta.

I'd had veggies on my mind all day, so after sauteeing some zucchini, summer squash, and mushrooms, I rounded it out with garlic, fresh mozzarella, roasted sweet pepppers, Kalamatta olives, and thinly sliced red onions.

After plucking our pies from the oven, and giving them the appropriate amount of time to cool off, we plopped down- like proper American folk- in front of the telly, and had our Saturday supper, Gunslinger's Revenge-style.

Since pizza is, of course, the perfect wine-pairing partner, we took the oppportunity to give it a whirl with the newly-purchased Vina Alarba 2004 Old Vines Grenache. For a paltry $7, this went fabulously with both types of pie. The colour was plummy, the nose was raspberry, and it was enchantingly swimmy in the mouth; very well-balanced, with a clean finish. I'm returning to the Cheese Shoppe tomorrow for a case.

Ooops! Almost forgot the basil.


Blogger Mona said...

Ohmygod , my dad makes great homemade pizza. And yours looks awesome! What a fun wine label...if I saw that in a store it would definitely catch my eye..and for 7bucks!?? Dang!
Was just in your neck of the woods, in good ol' Charlottesville. Love Virginia, hope to move back there someday!
Thanks for your birthday wishes!

September 26, 2005 4:42 PM  
Blogger Mona said...

AH!!!! YAY!!! And look at your awesome title background picture!! I love chili peppers, what a fun choice!!!

September 26, 2005 4:43 PM  

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