Not chips Mandy, Madam did take me out for a sarnie and chips for lunch, so that ‘fix’ should keep me going for a wee while!
tonight is pizza from pizza van for kids and me and the missus is random menu from wok Saigon. Lunch was duck aiguillette , pasta and veg. Followed by En France, fresh cut French Strawberries and creme caramel desert.
Toulouse actually has a decent veg cafe and loads of places offer veg options round up. nothing massively fancy but better than the token omelette or scrambled eggs as a main.
There is also a place in the gers Austin’s cafe and hes a veggie himself.
There were some good ‘eateries’ in the market in Toulouse too! Still thinking about tonight, still digesting a good kebab at lunchtime
Pasta bake tonight… depending on what I find in the cupboards and the fridge… All that sunshine has worn me out…
Change of Menu… OH has requested Carbonara instead…
Out for dinner at friends house tonight, no idea what we’ll have but we know due to illness their Christmas turkey never got cooked so our monies on a full roast etc, have packed a packet of Paxo’s sage and onion stuffing just in case, oh and if I have to wear a silly hat out of a cracker we’ll be leaving early!
I’ll post an update tomorrow.
We’ll def need a photo if you get offered a paper hat…
Saucisse de Morteau Lentilles, carrots and onion of course
Pumpkin and prawn risotto. Last pumpkin from garden…they lasted us well.
Jacket potatoes, bavette from Brent Curtis (well his cows!), green salad and split peas.
Steak haché, sauté potatoes and salad.
I’m not exactly a haut cuisine chef
One of my specialities P’
Carbonara went down well… OH has made another request… have to wait until Monday when I can buy some marscapone… I love using Antonio Carluccio’s recipes…
Whilst we had an enjoyable evening last night the food wasn’t good. Now at this point I must admit that I’m a fussy eater so any host would probably dread me coming to dinner. I passed on the starter of melon and mango in anticipation of roast turkey and all the trimmings, boy was I disappointed. I knew that the turkey was already dead, I just didn’t expect it to be killed a second time. The bird had been cooked, cut up with the meat wrapped in a stuffing then a second wrapping of bacon, possibly cooked again and served cold. To accompany this were roast potato, roast sweet potato, stewed gem lettuce and cauliflower all swamped in a gravy which had the consistency of sump oil. Pudding was labelled as ‘chocolate cheesecake’ (wrongly so IMO) and had a bizarre taste and texture. There was a final course of cheese and crackers, a lump of rubbery French supermarket cheddar and the devil’s food (goats cheese) stuck on a Jacobs cream cracker.
So no paper hat, no ‘pigs in blankets’ and no Paxo. Poor show!
I don’t know what’s for dinner tonight, but it’s Sunday morning and I think a good, proper fry up (a rare treat) will get the day off to a flying start.
Don’t know about din, but a Galette Saucisse will be partaken of for lunch, at the Vide G’ in Vannes
I do accept some people can’t cook…but why oh why would you serve up plastic wrapped supermarket cheddar when surrounded by such a wealth of cheeses? If a visitor brings me over a lump of good cheddar I’m happy, but I certainly don’t seek it out here. What’s wrong with a nice 24 month comté?
Cantal is very similar to cheddar also.
Our local Super U and Intermarché both sell an extra strong cheddar - nothing wrong with it at all. And yes I do eat some French cheeses, and some Italian, and some Spanish, and some Dutch - if I like it, I like it