Because we have a shop,
We don't buy gifts for each other but rather decide if we want a cookbook or something, a coffee grinder and order it sent because we can't get away....... So instead of getting gifts under the tree our treat is an assortment of fabulously cooked French dishes we cook ourselves starting on xmas eve and through xmas day. We plan a menu and try to include special things....
At the same time we bring out the series starring John Thaw and Lindsay Duncan called A Year in Provence....Made from the book by Peter Mayle. We call it our "Year In Provence Marathon", 6 Hours of mind clearing Frenchness that is hysterically funny, endearing, gastronomically intriguing, and will tug at your heart.
Peter starts making the Lemon tart we will have for dessert and put in the fridge to chill. This year our little Meyer Lemon tree gave us a xmas present and we're using those.
A nice little Lobster salad will hold us while we make the French...
Onion Tart, carmelized onions....Yum.
This one will have Proscuitto and walnuts.
I have to take it easy on the champagne because of the bump on my head so I will be sneaking extra bites of Robes Caviar.(HehHeh I have to have some fun too!)
Joyeux Noel, Maryanne & Robes