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FUZZY LLAMA SANGRIA
MULLED BELLISSIMO
UNCORKED & GLAZED OVER: Wine & Pottery Painting Class
US 127 YARDSALE SURVIVOR TIME AT WINERY
CHICKEN IN WINE SAUCE

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FUZZY LLAMA SANGRIA

OUR NEWEST SANGRIA  - "THE FUZZY LLAMA"
Mix our CRAZY LLAMA RED with WHITE GRAPE PEACH JUICE (Equal Parts) Stir and add frozen peaches as your ice cubes.  We prefer to chill this wine and juice prior to mixing your sangria.  DO NOT ADD ICE ... it weakens the flavor.  We recommend Wal-Mart's GREAT VALUE brand of white grape peach juice.  It's light and refreshing.  The other brands are too sweet and syrupy.  Make it one glass at a time or by the pitcher.  It's that EASY!  Cheers to you!  ENJOY!!!

MULLED BELLISSIMO

LOOKING FOR A NICE WARM DRINK FOR THE FALL AND WINTER?  Look no further...
Get out your Crock Pot and let's get started!
You'll need:

*1 bottle of RISING SONS "Bellissimo Bianco" wine
* 4 cups of apple cider
1 or 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 Gala Apple - sliced
Cinnamon

Pour the wine and cider in the crock pot.  Add cinnamon to your taste.  I sprinkled a little on top.  Add the brown sugar to taste.  You might want to start with 1 spoonful, then add another if you think it needs it.  Stir, and add apple slices.  I started mine out on high to get it good and hot, then dropped it down to low to "mull".  I served it after a couple of hours. 
This is a fun little drink for the holidays.  ENJOY!

UNCORKED & GLAZED OVER: Wine & Pottery Painting Class

UNCORKED & GLAZED OVER
Sept. Class - Look at this BEAUTIFUL platter created in our first WINE & POTTERY painting class.  We had 27 ladies in attendance and we had a BLAST! 
Don't miss our next class ...Thursday, OCT, 24th starting at 7 pm.  Our new project will be a WINE GOBLET.  The shape and size is very elegant!  Call Francine now to sign up.  Class size is limited...so don't delay calling.  

US 127 YARDSALE SURVIVOR TIME AT WINERY


SURVIVE THE WORLD’S LONGEST YARDSALE AUGUST 2-4 BY STOPPING AT RISING SONS WINERY FOR SOME “SURVIVOR FUN”

*TAKE A BREAK FROM THE MADNESS & COME JOIN OUR FESTIVITIES!  WE’LL BE SERVING OUR DELICIOUS WINE & GRILLING OUR FARM-RAISED LEAN BEEF BURGERS ALL WEEKEND.  DON’T MISS OUR “SURVIVOR SANGRIAS” (PEACH OR STRAWBERRY)

*YOU CAN SHOP WHILE YOU RELAX!  OUR WINEY WOMEN WILL HAVE LOTS “FUNKY JUNK” AT THE BARN FOR YOU TO DIG THROUGH!

*ENTERTAINMENT SATURDAY EVENING FROM 6-9 PM.

*LET’S ALL TAKE A BREAK AND PRETEND WE’RE ON AN ISLAND FAR, FAR AWAY!  WE’RE WEARING OUR ISLAND CLOTHES, ARE YOU???
*RISING SONS WINERY – SPECIAL HOURS AUG 2-4:  FRIDAY 8-7, SATURDAY 8-9, AND SUNDAY 9-5. For more info call 502-600-0224. **WINERIES ON THE “BEST KY WINERIES” WINE TRAIL ARE HAVING VARIOUS ISLAND THEMES AUG 2-4.  PLAN TO VISIT THEM ALL!

CHICKEN IN WINE SAUCE

This recipe is a RISING SONS favorite!  It doesn't require a lot of ingredients and is very easy to put together.  Plus, my men LOVE it!  I usually fix it with mashed potatoes, my homegrown Silver Queen Corn from the freezer, and broiled asparagus.

CHICKEN IN WINE SAUCE

Ingredients:
I bag of frozen chicken tenderloins or 4 large chicken breasts
8 slices of swiss cheese
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1/4 Cup of white wine (We use our VIGNOLES or BELISSIMO BIANCO)
1 box of stuffing mix (I usually get Chicken Flavored but you can use herb flavored, too)
1/2 - whole stick of butter melted (If you're watching your fat content use 1/2 stick, if you don't care and like it buttery...use the whole thing!!)
Salt and pepper to taste...(I don't add salt since the soup has so much sodium.  I do use garlic pepper because of it's robust flavor!)

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350.  Place chicken in 9 X 13 pan that has been sprayed with PAM.  Layer the cheese on top of the chicken.  Mix the soup and wine together along with salt and pepper.  Pour over the cheese.  Sprinkle the dry stuffing mix on top.  Drizzle with butter.  Bake for 
45-60 minutes.  *Keep an eye on this after 45 minutes.  You don't want your stuffing to get too brown.  If it gets brown too early I lay a piece of foil on top without sealing it so it doesn't steam it.  I remove it for the last 5 minutes to let it crisp back up:)

STRAWBERRY SANGRIA

STRAWBERRY SANGRIA

I came up with this mixture for Valentine's Day.  It was a BIG hit!  This one would be perfect for a Ladies' Luncheon or Bridal Shower.  It has a slight hue of pink which adds to its "Girly" appeal!  Dress it up & keep it cool with Frozen Strawberries. 

Here's what you need:

RISING SONS "BELLISSIMO BIANCO"
White Cranberry/Strawberry Juice
Frozen Strawberries

I like to put 3 frozen strawberries in the bottom of the wine glass.  Slowly pour 1/2 a glass of BELLISSIMO BIANCO over the strawberries.  Fill  the rest of the glass with white cranberry/strawberry juice.  That's all there is to it!  SIMPLE & DELICIOUS!  Try it for your next gathering.  You won't be disappointed!

Francine's Famous Cornbread...or at least Joe thinks so!

Francine's Famous Cornbread
Cornbread is a "comfort food" for me.  I guess that's because my mother fixed it almost everyday when I was a child. 
The first thing you MUST have to make good ole country style cornbread is an iron skillet.  Mine was my grandmother's.  I have several, but this one I reserve just for my cornbread.  I keep it well-seasoned so the bread won't stick.  I NEVER, repeat, NEVER wash this skillet in soapy water.  I simply run hot water in it and rinse it with my dishcloth.  Then I dry it in a warm oven.  This keeps the skillet from rusting.  By the way, my skillet is 10" round at the bottom.
INGREDIENTS:
*2 Cups Hudson Cream or Three Rivers White Corn Meal Mix (these are my 2 favorite brands)
*1 C. Buttermilk
*1 egg
*1 TBSP Sugar
*1/4 Cup Canola Oil
*REAL BUTTER - to smear all over it after it's done!

Heat your oven to 425 degrees.  I like to pour enough oil in my skillet to  cover the bottom.  Make sure some of the oil gets around the edges of the skillet, too!  Put the skillet in the oven while it's preheating.  When the oven is almost at 425, beat your egg slightly in a mixing bowl.  Add the buttermilk and oil.  Stir.  Add cornmeal and stir until smooth and moist. If the mixture feels a little too stiff you can add a bit of water.   Pour the batter into your hot greased skillet.  Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes.  I watch for mine to get nice and brown around the edges.  Then I lightly broil the top.  As soon as you get the skillet out of the oven, have a plate ready, and turn the skillet over onto the plate.  The nice brown crunchy side should be showing.  *(You don't want to leave it in the skillet, otherwise that side will steam and not be crusty...which is my FAVORITE PART!!)

**Best served with:  ANY MEAL!!!!! 

"LOVE YOUR LOCALS" EVENT


RISING SONS WINERY will host our first “LOVE YOUR LOCALS Event”.  Get ready for Valentine’s Day with our “Create Your Own Gift Basket/Gift Bag” extravaganza on Saturday, February 9 from 11-7!  Show your sweetheart you really care with a gift made from products created right here in Anderson County!
We’re hosting Lawrenceburg’s newest author, TAMARA SMITH, author of “Just Do You” books; little books full of inspiration. She’s written one book for teen girls and one for the lovely ladies in your life.  Tamara will personally sign your gift book with a special message for your love!  She’ll be here from 1-5 pm.
Give your “honey” some delicious local HONEY and sweeten up his/her life!  Barbara Gillette’s bees produce the best honey ever!  She also creates flavored lip balms and spiral candles from the beeswax.   We have some cute handmade Valentine cards made with a “HONEY & BEE” theme to give with your gift!
Every Valentine needs some candy!  We’ll have Bauer’s famous MODJESKAS for sale.  Add one of these little bags of caramel or chocolate yummies to your gift basket or bag! 
Make your Valentine’s Day special with a romantic candle from Wicks & Wonders.  We carry the original “Vineyard” scent from Lawrenceburg Candle Company.  This candle has such a pleasing grape aroma, you’ll think you’re in the vineyard!
Any and all of these gift items would pair nicely with a bottle or two of RISING SONS WINE.  “Chocolate is nice, roses are fine, but nothing says I LOVE YOU like a nice bottle of wine!”  Not only do we have wine, but wine related gift items such as napkins, kitchen towels, coasters, magnets, t-shirts, & our own BEAUTIFIED REDNECK WINE GLASSES!  There’s something for everyone, man or woman!
So come on out Saturday, February 9and have some fun!  Enjoy special treats for our customers in the tasting room.  Come meet Tamara, do your Valentine’s shopping, and enjoy a glass of wine or do a wine tasting while you’re here! 

RISING SONS BLACKBERRY WINE CAKE


RISING SONS WINERY - Blackberry Wine Cake  
Original recipe makes 1 - 10 inch Bundt pan
 
CAKE INGREDIENTS:
1 (3 ounce) package blackberry flavored Jell-O®
1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
4 eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
1 C. RISING SONS Blackberry Wine

ICING INGREDIENTS:
1 ½ C. Confectioner’s Sugar
½ C. RISING SONS Blackberry Wine

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and gelatin mix. Make a well in the center and pour in eggs, oil and blackberry wine. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl, and beat 4 minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Pour 1/2 of blackberry wine glaze over top of cake while still warm. Let set for 10 minutes then remove cake from pan. Allow cake to cool fully before pouring the remaining glaze on top.  To make the Glaze: In a small bowl, stir together the confectioners' sugar and 1/2 cup blackberry wine.

CORN CASSEROLE

This recipe is my three sons' favorite side dish.  They give it a 5 star rating!  It will be served at our Christmas dinner.  This is sooo much better than corn pudding!

1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
1 can whole kernel corn (drained)
1 can cream style corn
1 - 8 oz sour cream
1 stick of butter melted
2 eggs
1 TBSP sugar
1/2 tsp. garlic pepper
1 jalapeno pepper chopped (you can use less if you don't want that much heat) or you can use a small amt. of red pepper flakes.  We prefer the jalapeno.

Mix all ingredients together.  Pour into a 9 X 13 greased pan.  Bake at 400 for 40-45 minutes.  Cut into squares to serve.
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