Cereal and Sauvignon Blanc

February 4, 2011

I hit the driveway at 10:20pm. Another day at work filled with meeting after meeting, email after email, call after call. No room for lunch but felt lucky for the TLC granola bars stuffed in my desk. No room for dinner but hoped that my Extra gum, Strawberry Shortcake flavored (yes, I am a fan of “The Biggest Loser”) would provide me with enough caloric goodness to get me through four hours of evening graduate class lectures.

Brain drained and stomach shriveled, I stumbled through the front door, peeled off any outward evidence of work, and headed straight for the pantry. There I reached for the working mothers dinner of champions . . . cereal. A big bowl full of frosted shredded wheaty milky goodness guaranteed to quickly fill me up with a bit more nutrition than the second place dinner of working moms – a pint of chocolate ice cream (with nutella and pretzels coming a very close third).

This night I felt that I needed a little something extra to wash down my gourmet meal. Orange juice? Too predictable. Juice box? Too juvenile. I opened the fridge for more inspiration and there was the answer to my dilemma – a half full (optimist!) chilled bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. Kim Crawford 2010 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, to be exact. I’m no wine expert, (heck, the first time I ordered this wine was with a petit filet mignon and my oenophiliac gal pals gave me a look like I was a complete moron) but I LOVE this wine. It smells and tastes like mangoes crossed with grapefruit. That evening it was like fresh fruit on top of my sumptuous supper selection.

Like all great carb filled meals, I was instantly sleepy after finishing my dinner around 11:12 pm. I stumbled to bed before midnight and drifted off into an alcoholic/breakfast food combo coma with a big happy grin on my face. Sweet dreams, Momosas!