Spring has had a late start. Even this weekend a way was chilly as can be, and we had to light the fireplace. But the sunshine on this particular Sunday gave us some hope.
My in-laws pretty much have the best taste of anyone else I’ve ever met. I always find a new trinket in their home that I haven’t seen before. Little knick knacks with so many stories. There really is an appreciation for the notion of home here.
We always eat well at the in-laws. We indulged in delicious red wines and eaux de vies with meals like côte de boeuf and confit de canard. The main dishes are always sided with epic salads, veggies and delicious dips. We are lucky kids when at that dinner table!
This time I decided I was going to make a little something to hit home one night…. I made a broccoli & bacon mac ‘n cheese for my in laws. I was quite proud of. Since we didn’t have access to cheddar cheese, we used cantal, emmental, comté, and parmesan. It turned out just perfect, and it was just the meal I needed on such a chilly weekend. With a glass of red wine next to the fire place, it was pure magic. To top it off, Olivia joined us this weekend in Montargis, so we had the chance to taste her delicious carrot cake for dessert and breakfast the next day.
The hearty dishes warmed us up. It was the perfect weekend for relaxing and a stroll through a nearby town when the sun came out on the second day.
But now, Paris, we are ready for actual Spring. The joke is over. I’ve been missing the sun rays and squinty-eyed Parisians.
We’re almost there.