Fodder won’t do

We (I mean, we two, personally speaking) are never going to get through this thing on short rations. It is important to us to eat well as it is the greatest pleasure in our lives. All the same, I think it paramount not to waste food either,

Tonight I cooked pork chops. I made Potatoes Dauphinoise, which I topped with some St Nectaire cheese that was in danger of being binned. I served our meal with some fresh Rocket on the side and I cooked some onions with sage and mushrooms in the meat juices whilst the pork rested. A dollop of some Rosé Wine Jelly (from the vineyard at Neuville) balanced the finished plate nicely.

Good heavens, it was delicious (even if I say so myself.)

This is the way to get through lockdown.

We have been talking about doing Date Night: three course splendid dinners with wine and good music, to get us through this period of not being able to be out and about and dining at good restaurants, We will dress for dinner. It should be fun, and something to look forward to every week.

it will take planning. Planning which we have not done for tomorrow’s shopping trip, so we will start the week after. For now, tonight’s dinner was good enough to claim that “it counts”.

I am replete.

Pogged, more like.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Bare Naked

Bare Naked

We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

I am lagging on the Month in the Country prompts, and lagging badly at that. I have a list of prompts t be caught up on and I shall be working my way through them here, or at Scattered Thoughts depending on where the post most naturally sits. I have elected to tackle the prompts not in date order necessarily but to seize upon prompts that offer me space in which to write down the things that I am feeling the need to say. Even if I need to crowbar it in. The thing is, I am going to continue to be short of time and space in which to write and so a two-for-one is useful and I hope to do as many of those as I can. Seems like a plan? … Continue readingA Month in France: Nothing is Lost

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

An interesting morning. Up and at ’em we went to Intermarché to fuel up and to buy some food for when we arrive home. They were queuing outside the door for what appeared to be controlled entry. There were queues for fuel too. “We’re not that desperate” we said and set off for home. It… Continue reading October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

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