Over the summer three high-profile NFL QB’s tied the knot. Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo, and Joe Flacco took the plunge, sold their soul, jumped the broom, whatever term works for you.  Apparently, no expense was spared on these soirees.  Now that’s what I am talking about. Spending a ton of money because you can.  Ben’s wedding, which was held in Ohio, hosted 600 guests. Teammate James Harrison did attend as I am guessing Roger Goodell was not on the list. All kinds of security, shuttles for guests, and a meal featuring halibut and beef tenderloin. No lobster?  The tab on this quaint gathering, between 223,000 and 473,000. Ouch!! But hold your horses, that pales in comparison to some other mega profile athletes.  Tiger and Elin spent a cool 1.5 million, David and Victoria 800,000 dollars, and Scottish race car driver Dario Franchitti and Ashley Judd fell short with a mere 750,000. I want to know what type of reception that kind of cash brings to the table. What on Earth are they eating and drinking? Do the Rolling Stones perform? Are the wedding favors a book of gold matches? That is surely some A list star treatment.

The next big wedding we are all waiting for with bated breath,  Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. As the title of the reality show states, Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s, we can assume no expense will be spared on this party! I will keep my eyes peeled for my invite. Word on the street, Kim will be serving up traditional Armenian cuisine. Nice!

To stay in line with true wedding etiquette, I have created a drink to toast all the newlyweds. But before we get to my tasty new drink, my daughters and I like to use our Hannah Montana magic eight ball to answer all major questions in life. So we have offered up the question as to the likelihood that these marriages will survive. We are glass half full kind of people,  but we have watched Basketball Wives. My daughter’s did the shaking and here you have it.  The Flacco’s result,” spotlight on yes.”  Big Ben’s reading, “it is decidedly so”. Tony and Candice pulled, “ask again later.” Kim and Kris’ fate, “it’s a secret.” So time will tell if the magic eight ball knows all.

Marital Bliss

– 2 fresh peaches

– 1/4 cup mango nectar

– 1/4 cup sugar

– 2 cups of orange juice

– 2 bottles of dry champagne

champagne flutes

Remove skin and pit from peach and chop loosely. Put in bowl and sprinkle sugar over peaches.

Cover and allow to sit at least 2 hours. After 2 hours, puree peaches with mango nectar. A food

process or blender will do the job. Making the drink, pour a teaspoon of puree into flute, add orange

juice to the mid point of the flute. Slowly add champagne. It is Bliss. Marriage or not!

As always thanks for joining me and remember……Who Do You Want In Your Kitchen On Game Day!!!