Sunday Luncheon with Middle Sister Wines
We’re saying goodbye to winter and welcoming spring with one of our favorite classic get- together ideas, the Sunday luncheon. From birthdays to baby showers and everything in between, take these Southern-inspired ideas and wow them at your next spring celebration!
The Main Event
We’re keeping things simple with a classic glazed spiral ham. Our suggestion: place a basket of buns beside the ham, pimento cheese spread, your favorite mustard, and let guests create their own sandwiches.
Founding Wine Sister, Natalie Wassum, also happens to be our resident pimento cheese expert. We think you should try her pimento cheese recipe here.
Apps and Snacks
It’s not a party without a batch of deviled eggs. Are we right or are we right? Use our favorite deviled egg recipe and don’t forget this tip: prep your deviled egg filling before heading to the party, chill in a sealed plastic bag, cut a corner from the bag and fill each egg white once you’ve arrived!
Curry Candied Pecans
Treat guests to a sweet and spicy treat with a batch of these Curry Candied Pecans. Perfect to serve as a snack or to top a green salad. Yum!
1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic salt
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons butter
1 pound raw pecan halves
1. Preheat oven to 250° F and line large rimmed baking sheet with foil.
2. Mix onion powder, garlic salt, curry powder and cayenne in small bowl. (Because I don’t use onion powder much, I needed to break it up with a small fork.)
3. Melt butter and honey in a saucepan over medium heat. Add pecan halves, stir to cover all the nuts with butter/honey mixture. Remove from heat.
4. Add spice mixture and toss to coat evenly. Spread pecans in single layer on the foil-covered baking sheet.
5. Bake pecans until dry and toasty, about 30 minutes. Take off of pan and cool completely on waxed paper or a non-stick surface. Separate the pecans. This mixture stores for up to 1 week.
Time for Tea
Who can resist a fresh batch of sweet tea on a sunny spring afternoon? Not these Wine Sisters. Below is a simple, go-to recipe we love:
Southern Sweet Tea
10 individual black tea bags
4 cups water (plus more for serving)
1 cup sugar
1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat.
2. Steep the tea bags in the tea for 5 minutes. Discard after 5 minutes.
3. Stir until the sugar into the tea until it’s dissolved.
4. Pour the concentrated tea into your pitcher — if using smaller pitchers, add evenly to each one.
5. Fill the pitchers the rest of the way with water.
6. Refrigerate and serve with lemon slices and ice!
When a sisterhood celebration is in order, it’s best to call in the experts, Middle Sister wines. Each Middle Sister has her own Drop of Wisdom printed on the label, each one designed to have you smiling even before you open the bottle. Then, the award-winning wines made by Winemaker Nancy Walker will turn your get-together into an event they won’t soon forget!
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