Supper Saturday

Italian pasta is one of the best pairing for Moscato d'Asti

Saturday Suppers will allow me to get more rest on Sunday and prepare for the week, but it will also allow me to be more exploratorive in the kitchen.

I recently had a conversation with a friend regarding Sunday Suppers and why they only take place on Sundays. I grew up like many big families where weekly gatherings were the norm. They usually took place on Sundays after church and where everyone, including extended family and friends came over for a Sunday lunch that actually morphed into Sunday supper and then dinners.

I was thinking during our conversation on why did they have to take place only on Sundays? It seems that after everyone left it felt the weekend wasn’t relaxing because the next day the work week began. It got me to thinking about how great it would be to have the Sunday Supper on Saturday? I realize this is not the norm, but in a new year and thinking about how to switch things up, why can’t a Saturday Supper be a thing?

As I look to thinking about weekly family suppers where we all gather I believe switching the days may be more beneficial. Saturday Suppers will allow me to get more rest on Sunday and prepare for the week, but it will also allow me to be more exploratorive in the kitchen. Saturdays call for relaxation. Not perfection. I can see opening a bottle of Moscato d’Asti to pair with dishes as simple as a cacio e pepe, add to the pasta while cooking, and as an aperitif to supper.

In addition to switching my usual weekly supper day, I am also switching the way I drink my Moscato d’Asti. Yes, it’s a great aperitif. Yes it works well with many dishes. Instead of just thinking of it as a pairing wine I want to think of it as a wine to enhance my weekly routine. My weekly routine always includes food, but it also includes taking a moment to enjoy the life I have been given. And this is a good thing.

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