james got some disappointing news yesterday afternoon, so we were in need of pretty serious comfort food for dinner. our friend jenny has been running a column over at wine spectator, where she shares a mid-week recipe that uses only eight simple ingredients. on this week’s menu? grilled cheese and spicy tomato soup with beaujolais. nothing says comfort like a bit of melted cheese, so i hopped down to our favorite local cheese shop yesterday and picked up a chunk of a deliciously sharp cheddar. it was so good that i’m tempted to eat the last little bit for breakfast.
jenny recommended a moulin-à-vent to go with, and having spent the better part of a year right around the corner from beaujolais, i couldn’t resist the pairing. delicious. jenny’s been running her series, called 8 & $20 (eight ingredients & wine under $20) for a few weeks and has shared some lovely wintertime recipes so far. if you’re feeling stumped mid-week, check them out.