For a long time I thought that Fumé Blanc was a grape. After all, it appears every now and then on a bottle of California white wine in the same section as bottles with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc on the label. I figured it was some obscure grape that only a few vineyards grew which is why I did not see it very often. Well, there is no such grape. Fumé Blanc is actually Sauvignon Blanc under another name.
I know it is pretty far away, but I have been thinking about holiday dinners. Over Christmas this year, I will be cooking for 16 people one night. I want to make something delicious but I don’t want to spend all day cooking. We will be at a rental house at the beach and I would prefer to spend that time outside or with the family and not in front of the stove. I made my traditional lasagna for this group a few years ago and it was a hit, but I was not too excited about repeating the same meal. And then I got a email with the recipe that I had been looking for.
When it comes to weeknight cooking, I look for recipes with a high T:E ratio (Tastiness to Effort). I seek out dishes that minimal effort yet taste really delicious. Makes sense, right? Well, I found one that I have now made several times and each time it has plotted off the charts in the “T:E” department.