It’s been a rather busy week – errands, appointments, deciding to cancel my next wine class (boo!), and the husband was out of town for a conference for a few days at the beginning of the week, so all of the little girl responsibilities were mine. Busy though it was definitely a good week. How could it not be when you start the week off with a wine shopping spree at 50% off? I have yet to organize and put away the booty from my shopping spree, but I definitely feel ready for any wine pairing emergency with my well stocked cellar.
There is something immensely satisfying about a well stocked coffer – both in the kitchen, and in the cellar. I know that I am ready for company at a moments notice. Ready to celebrate, toast, feed, and enjoy our guests, planned or unplanned. Granted, being tucked away in our little mountain bungalow we don’t see too much in the way of unplanned company, but it’s not uncommon for a dinner guest to turn into an overnight guest and I take great pleasure in being able to feed them well and share the joy and satisfaction that food brings.
As I write this, I wonder if I really needed to share my thoughts on a well stocked cellar and pantry, or if perhaps, this blog post is serving as a procrastination tool. Rather than take advantage of this nap-time as a chance to go sort, organize, and stock the cellar with the weekend’s shopping trip, I’m sitting in front of the computer, waxing on poetically (okay, so the poetry is up for debate) about the boy scout credo ‘Alway be prepared’ and how it applies to my wine cellar and pantry. I think there may just be something to that – perhaps it in time to shuffle bottles around and get a good organization system in place. Or perhaps it’s time to make a warm cup of coffee, check my email, and do a bit of surfing on the web. I think that option may win out after a hectic week.