Saturday, June 25, 2011

Carmela Soprano's Peaches in Red Wine

What can I say?
Sometimes great minds just think alike.

And sometimes everybody is sick of cooking.
Especially during the summer.

When it comes to summer, what can beat fresh fruit?

In The Final Celebration chapter of Carmela's Entertaining with the Sopranos
there's a recipe for Peaches in Red Wine. 

About the wine, Carmela said "preferably homemade".
Why do I have trouble picturing her making wine?
Why am I remembering Lucille Ball stomping on the grapes?
Guess the heat is getting to me.

Like I've said before, Carmela's editor is a bit strange.
He thinks a bride wants a heavy meal.
Yeah, right.
This recipe could fit in anywhere.
It's a pretty easy recipe, yet he thought it needed a picture. 
Just in case you couldn't figure it out. 

The editor must be Carmela's cousin. 

                        Peaches in Red Wine

In a medium bowl, combine
1/2 Cup sugar, more or less
2 1/2 Cups fruity red wine
Stir until sugar is dissolved.

Cut in half and remove the pits of
6 ripe white or yellow peaches
(peeling is optional)
Cut the peaches into slices.
Stir them into the wine.
Cover and let stand 2 to 3 hours.
Spoon the peaches and wine into a large wine glass.

Would I make Peaches in Red Wine again?
And I'd use the jug of Gallo Brothers' red.
Without the sugar.
Just sayin'.

Another recipe down.  Fifteen more to go. 

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