I have a taste for champagne, blue cheese and chocolate. And here are three of my all time favorites –
Veuve Clicquot Champagne, Double Gloucester Stilton and Moon Pies. We might discuss men over a cup of coffee a little later, ok honey child.
"There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne."
Bette Davis in Old Acquaintance
The Champagne bottle design is born as much out of style as it is necessity. The thick glass with its gently sloping shoulders and a deep punt (the indentation on the underside) are necessary as the pressure inside the bottle is 80-90psi (3 x the pressure inside an average car tire).
Bottle 0.75 litres
Magnum (2 bottles)
Jereboam (4 bottles)
Rehoboam (6 bottles)
Methuselah (8 bottles)
"Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.” Helen Hayes
Gloucester Stilton is a highly valued cheese for its superior flavor that goes well with Port wines. The flavors of both cheeses complement each other to provide a distinctive tasting appetizer or dessert cheese to be served with beer, hard cider, or wine
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” Charles M. Schulz
This little bite of heaven has been made in Tennessee since 1907 and has become a Southern staple. Though there are several flavors available, my favorite is the chocolate coated graham cookies with marshmallow filling. When you microwave a Moon Pie, it transforms into a decadent dessert. The matte chocolate gets glossy and the marshmallow center gets gooey and it sort of puffs up. Of course it depends on your microwave, but place unwrapped Moon Pie on plate in microwave for 6 seconds, flip over and microwave 6 more seconds. Enjoy! Kids love them and even adults who usually turn their nose up to this old fashioned confection have been known to crave them. Nothing to clean up or prepare - who can beat it!