My soon-to-be-3-year-old is testing my patience. She seems to think that since she only has one more week as a 2-year-old, she has to make the most of the Terrible Twos. Honey, this mama has no patience for your whining!
My husband came home early and helped himself to leftover pizza rather than wait for dinner. I am not about to bother making dinner for a finnicky 3-year-old and myself, so tonight’s menu consisted of Costco macaroni and cheese and, well, that’s it. (disclaimer: I’m not a terrible mother. Our meals are usually very balanced and healthy. And then there are nights like tonight.)
Tonight is one of those nights when I just want a giant glass of no-muss, no-fuss wine. Nothing fancy. I’m not taking tasting notes. I just want something that will taste good with cheap mac ‘n’ cheese. Enter Concannon.
I was first introduced to Concannon cab by friends of my husband’s parents whose wine palate — and budget — I can only dream to have someday. They gave us a bottle from their personal collection with the advice that it’s the perfect go-to wine, it’ll go with everything and is always a good buy.
In the $10 range, it’s affordable, and sure enough, it goes with steaks, pasta and even the occasional mac ‘n’ cheese dinner.
So tonight is a Concannon night. I won’t lower my standards to cheap swill just to catch a buzz. But I will drink a good standby wine and forget that I fed my daughter starch and fake cheese for dinner.
* Concannon Vineyard is in Livermore, Calif., and can be found in just about any grocery store.