Molly Sims Celebrates Friendsgiving with Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir

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Los Angeles – This past weekend, model and actress Molly Sims celebrated her favorite holiday of the year, Friendsgiving, by hosting a celebratory dinner with family and friends. After greeting guests with a glass of her famous mulled wine, made with Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir, she served a few of her favorite holiday dishes. Cheers!

Molly Sims - Friendsgiving
Molly Sims – Friendsgiving
Molly Sims - Friendsgiving
Molly Sims – Friendsgiving

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~ Molly’s Friendsgiving Tips ~

 1. Create a dish inspired by each guest or couple. For

example, my good friend Kishani is a vegetarian, and when

she comes for Friendsgiving I always make sure there are

“veggie” options she can enjoy! Our favorite dishes are my

sweet potato coconut pecan casserole or my honey-roasted

carrot and quinoa salad.

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2.  Stick with two to three food-friendly wines to place on

the table rather than focusing on specific wine pairings. I

love to serve Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay or

Pinot Noir. Both wines are table essentials that complement

everything from turkey to savory sides. If you have a large

group, pick up Woodbridge 1.5 liter bottles. They’re fun, easy, and generous.

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3. I like to host a casual, family-style Friendsgiving right and generous!

after Thanksgiving Day and serve leftover sliced

turkey with a spicy cranberry salad that is my spin

on the traditional staple.

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4. There is no better holiday scent than a warm, spicy batch

of mulled wine filling up the room! I use an approachable

red wine like Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Cabernet

Sauvignon that is “multi-purpose” and can also be poured

with dinner.

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5. No southern girl can enjoy the holidays without a gooey

potato dish. One of my favorite things to do is create a mini

mashed potato bar. Pick crowd-pleasing toppings like fresh

chives, shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, fried onions, sour

cream, and steamed broccoli.

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6. Forget pumpkin pie this year! I recently tried a

fantastic recipe for pumpkin spice brownies that

highlight two of my favorite holiday flavors—

chocolate and pumpkin. I’ll be baking batches to gift my

Friendsgiving guests!

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7. Now that my adorable son Brooks is part of the celebration, I

love to get the kids involved in the day’s festivities. Create

a scavenger hunt and have the little ones retrieve holidaythemed

items to fill a cornucopia. Have older kids set the

table or package up desserts to go.

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• Molly’s Mulled Wine •

INGREDIENTS

• 1 cardamom pod

• 1 nutmeg pod

• 3 allspice corns, whole

• 3 cloves, whole

• 1 vanilla bean, cut down the center

• 1 bay leaf

• 1 cinnamon stick

• 1 star anise, whole

• 1/4 cup blue agave syrup

• 1 bottle Woodbridge Pinot Noir

• Sachet or strainer

• Orange peel for garnish

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COOKING DIRECTIONS

Place the spices in a sachet. Pour the bottle of wine into a large saucepan and add the sachet and

agave syrup. Bring to a low boil, then reduce to a quiet simmer. Let the mixture simmer for 5

additional minutes.

Serve in glass mugs or teacups, and garnish with a twist of orange peel and a cinnamon stick.

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WINE SUGGESTION

Woodbridge Pinot Noir

Aromas of strawberries and cherries with

well-rounded fruit, a touch of spice, and

toasty oak on the palate.

SRP: $7.99 / Alc: 13.5%

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