The days are getting shorter and shorter; the night air has a crisp breeze to it. That can only mean one thing: back to school is around the corner.
It’s a time filled with many mixed emotions; children are anxious to see who their new teachers will be and parents are relieved that their little ones are about to get back into a weekly routine and out of their hair! Office supply stores are frantic with harried shoppers, school lists in hand, trying to get everything done before the big day. It’s an exhausting time not only for your kids but also for you.
Once D-day arrives you can finally express a sigh of relief and sit back and relax. Why not start a new tradition that you can share with the rest of your family – regardless what day of the week the first day of school falls on. Create a yearly Back to School celebration with St-Regis de-alcoholised wines and some delicious finger foods your whole family is sure to love.
Because St-Regis wines have no-alcohol, you can include everyone in the celebration without worry. Take out those fancy champagne flutes you only use once a year during the holidays and light some candles because after all your hard work of coordinating this year’s back to school – you deserve it. Make it extra special by skipping the usual hum-drum supper and serve St-Regis wines alongside a nice salad and a meal made up entirely of finger foods. Here are some of our favorite recipes for quick and easy hors d’oeuvres.
20 ml (1 1/4 Tbsp.) of Colavita olive oil
200 ml (3/4 cup) of onion, chopped
100 ml (1/2 cup) of celery, finely chopped
1 jar of M’Lord grilled eggplant, rinsed, drained and diced
75 ml (1/4 cup) of M’Lord sundried tomatoes, rinsed, drained and diced
1 jar of M’Lord pitted, sliced black olives, rinsed and drained
30 ml (2 Tbsp.) of M’Lord capers, rinsed and drained
15 ml (1 Tbsp.) of Maille sherry vinegar
45 ml (3 Tbsp.) of fresh parsley, chopped
Pepper to taste
Cook onions in the olive oil until tender. Remove the pan from the heat and add the celery; allow to warm. Pour contents into a bowl and add the balance of the ingredients. Mix gently and serve on toasted bread or baguette.
Once the kids are fast asleep, why not end your celebration with one of our delicious St-Regis Mocktails to truly toast the occasion.