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What to do with leftover red wine?

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BrokenBanana Tue 25-Jun-13 15:59:35

I've got about half a bottle of Rioja left, what can I do with it apart from the obvious? I have a cupboard full of spices and stuff, a pack of diced lamb or chicken in the freezer but no idea what to do!
At ideas?

Notmadeofrib Tue 25-Jun-13 19:27:48

Freeze it in cubes and you can add them to your squash during the summer holidays. It'll make it real pretty

that or mix with chicken, olives, anchovies, tinned tomatoes and chuck in the oven for an hour and a half.

cubes are the way to go though grin

CaptainSweatPants Tue 25-Jun-13 18:58:55

Give it to Dh, dp, your dad, your fil, the postman, your neighbour....

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 25-Jun-13 18:55:42

OP is obviously a troll, this cannot be real. If I could be rrrsed I'd report. grinwink

ImaHexGirl Tue 25-Jun-13 18:48:06

Have a look at the Smitten Kitchen blog - there is a lovely looking recipe for a red wine chocolate cake - what better combo can you get grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 25-Jun-13 18:44:22

I always thought alcohol didn't freeze, so if you put wine in the freezer the alcohol floats on the top?

BIWI Tue 25-Jun-13 17:58:21

There's also a culture of having a laugh and a joke, msrisotto.

BrokenBanana Tue 25-Jun-13 17:49:02

grin ABF

We do like red wine gravy with our Sunday dinner so will put some aside for that, I had no idea you could freeze it. Does it still taste the same when defrosted?

Thanks shallweshop, think I might try that tomorrow.

OneStepCloser Tue 25-Jun-13 17:38:30

Actually, now I'm thinking, can u make wine ice lollies?

OneStepCloser Tue 25-Jun-13 17:37:34

Is there any point to ice cubes? How many ice cubes to a glug? Maybe freeze in a tub.

msrisotto Tue 25-Jun-13 17:33:32

Yeah I know but it's a little overwhelming on this thread and there is a bit of a culture on mn about wine generally.

Twitterqueen Tue 25-Jun-13 17:14:55

Chill msrisotto.....
It's what we call a light-hearted thread.

msrisotto Tue 25-Jun-13 17:07:33

Oh yeah, have a whole bottle of wine to yourself, how cool and healthy...

Twitterqueen Tue 25-Jun-13 17:01:20

Freeze in ice-cube trays? really? how does an ice-cube of [incredulous] left-over [sympathy - were you ill?] wine make a difference to anything?!

A good coq au vin takes a bottle on its own...

Personally I recommend a little lie-down to consider what you've just posted - with a WHOLE bottle of the red stuff.

msrisotto Tue 25-Jun-13 16:58:44

Lol this is why mn has a reputation for alkie mums! Tee totallers and people who don't drink much do exist!

OldBeanbagz Tue 25-Jun-13 16:57:10

Left over wine confused - not in this house!

I think Delia recommends freezing in ice cube trays so that you can add later to dishes.

Fragglewump Tue 25-Jun-13 16:55:59

As this as rare as a unicorn I would photograph it and then put it somewhere safe for an emergency.

Bowlersarm Tue 25-Jun-13 16:55:35

This happened to me once.

I froze it in small portions (ice cube tray I think) and then used the cubes here and there is spag Bol, casseroles etc. Came in quite handy actually.

The lamb, spices, and wine sound like they will come together beautifully for a tasty supper OP.
Wish I was half as inspired for ours !

AmazingBouncingFerret Tue 25-Jun-13 16:45:06



msrisotto Tue 25-Jun-13 16:39:51

I freeze it. Ice cubes sounds good but I use a tub and when I'm making lasagne, I use the hot spoon and scoop out what I want.

shallweshop Tue 25-Jun-13 16:38:06

This sounds nice:

shallweshop Tue 25-Jun-13 16:33:27

Ooh, hang on, I think I remember this phenomenon happening in our house a long time ago and, yes, I recall I made red wine ice cubes. Not sure what came over me really!

elQuintoConyo Tue 25-Jun-13 16:26:27


A... hahahahaha!

Op, you kill me!

On a serious note, ... nope, sorry: hahahahaha!

BrokenBanana Tue 25-Jun-13 16:24:16

Oh and I promise I will never utter the words "leftover wine" again, I forgot how offensive it is grin

BrokenBanana Tue 25-Jun-13 16:23:31

I think I want to use the lamb, does anyone know any good recipes for it?

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