About 20 minutes after I posted the last entry we hopped in the car and headed to Auchan (think Target but with a large food section). The whole point of our trip was to get food for the holiday meals we'll be having in the next few days. When we got there we realized -- that's right -- we didn't bring any bags!!
Oh, and in case you are wondering (why wouldn't you be?), we just finished our New Year's Eve meal (the French make kind of a big deal out of the NYE meal). Our menu:
- Fillet of Sole with bell pepper beurre blanc sauce
- Herbed basmati rice
- Fresh tomato and cucumber salad with lemon and herbs
- baguette with cheese (tonight it was Morbier and Saint Nectaire)
- and for dessert...Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough Ice Cream
That's a good meal, folks! Simple, too. And I know it was a success because my wife -- who doesn't exactly love food that comes from the sea -- had three helpings of the fish. I think it helped that the beurre blanc I made had a good white wine and about 3 lbs. of butter in it.
Happy New Year everyone.