I have a love-hate relationship with Groupons (note that I refer to ‘groupons’ as the term for daily deal sites just as I would say ‘kleenex’ to describe tissues- you with me?). When they first became popular, I was unemployed and was buying them like it was my job. My reasoning was that I needed to “experience city life” on my measly babysitting salary. Well, let’s just say I bit off a little more than I could chew and ended up with a bunch of soon-to-expire groupons to gyms, restaurants, classes, stores, etc. Overall, I don’t think I saved any money but I indeed “experienced” more than I would have otherwise (even though many of these experiences included crappy restaurants). At least I know where not to go, right?
My usual Saturday consists of morning yoga, a chai latte, some sort of baking/crafting in the afternoon, and hopefully an evening outing. A few Saturdays ago was no different (well, plus a haircut). My friends Jesse and Lisa, who are fellow lovers of cooking and baking, were hosting a wine pairing party. The basis was that we would have several different courses and each dish was paired with a particular wine that complements the dish. Wine and delicious food? My kind of Saturday night.