Thursday, February 23, 2012
One of my favourite things about living in France is lunch time. Here, lunch is the main meal of the day and it is usually separated out in to different sections and can take up to 2 1/2 hours to complete. To begin you have the main meal, often paired with either red or white wine, then you have salad and cheese, a sweet or dessert and finally a coffee.
Our main meal this day was Beef Bourguignon (one of my favourite meals Morgan makes) with steamed Potatoes.
The common salad is just lettuce and an olive oil dressing. The cheese we ate this day was some Camembert, Roquefort and Goats cheese with crackers.
After the cheese and salad is dessert. Sometimes this would be a clementine, sometimes a yoghurt. Today we were treated with a lemon meringue tart which I gobbled up before I could take a photo.
Then, to finish the meal, we drink a short black and a square of dark chocolate. This is a great way to finish off a big meal.
Everyday, since we have arrived in the south, after lunch we play cards. We are legitimate unemployed now.
I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into a French family meal. It is pretty special living here and there are many beautiful things quite unique to this part of the world.