Christmas in France is a fat ass's dream!! Honestly, if I had a last meal on Earth, it would be a Frenchified Christmas menu! FORKS DOWN!
My mother in law, bless her heart, goes out of her way to make it special and we are grateful for the time we get to spend together, but before I talk about the food, I must talk about my family.
My French family is not a typical 'classical' family -- we are a mix from different countries - Africa, The United States, and France - and what is set out on the table also reflects that! Sure, we'll crack open three dozen oysters, but you best be sure I'm swallowing them down with a dollop of African hot sauce! Foie gras is served and eaten with gusto, Cashew LOVES FOIE GRAS, then more courses (soup, salad, scallops, main dish) are served all culminating in the coup de grace, le bûche de noël --- a Yule log looking type dessert that everyone in France seems to serve!
This year, instead of capon (castrated cockerel or rooster) due to some members of my family who decided to go meatless, we ate a seafood bake that reminded me of Mardi Gras! I was in FAT GIRL HEAVEN! It had fish, shrimp, crab, mixed with spinach, African cheese, and spices -- only thing that was missing was corn on the cob! The French don't eat corn on the cob, they consider it animal food, which is dumb, and yes, I have told them this because corn on the cob is good, and besides aren't humans animals?! The French, awww, bless their hearts!
I wish I had more photos of that evening, but when food is in front of me.......
Happy Holidays, my fellow humans!
May you eat well, drink well, sleep well, do well and be well!
Big Mama, Big Papa, and The Cash!
Bonjour et Bienvenue!
Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
Frenchified for Life
is a fabulous little lifestyle blog about truly embracing French life!
My intent is to simply inspire you to create something unique and beautiful in your everyday life. The French have this wonderful and annoying habit of seeing the world through rose colored glasses, might as well learn something from them!
That said, I lift my glass to you!
By the way, I mention the name Cachou (or The Cash) a lot, I'm referring to her...