Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Tour Eiffel De Noël

This year I decided to forgo the holiday tree, mainly because I didn't know how the puppy would react to it. Instead, I strung my Eiffel Tower with lights.

Happy Holidays to all!

I took a movie of it twinkling, but I couldn't get the movie to work out well enough to post here. A still photo will have to do.

Our Christmas dinner menu:

foie gras with sparkling Touraine rosé

roasted poularde (on the rotisserie)
cornbread stuffing
collard greens (grown in our garden)
purée de pommes de terre (mashed potatoes)

salade verte (green salad) with vinaigrette

chocolate brownies that Ken made on Sunday
(oops, we ate those yesterday)
home-made pumpkin nut bread

There will be plenty of bread and local gamay wine.

The stuffing got made last night and the collards were in our freezer, but we have to get the bird out and trussed up for the rotisserie and do the potatoes. Not a lot of work, but it'll be fun to pull it all together.

Enjoy your roast beast or whatever you're having today!


  1. Wishing you, Ken and Callie a very Happy Christmas. Many thanks for the daily trip to France that you provide and thank you for sharing your lives with so many people. It is great fun! Here's to 2008!

  2. Ooh - pumpkin nut bread!!! That sounds really good.

    Merry Christmas to you, Ken and Callie!
    Your Loire Valley Neighbors

  3. Bon appétit! Bon Noël!
    Now I'm visiting "cathedrals and churches". So glad you did the walking for me. Merci!

  4. Scrumptious dinner.
    We had oysters, after which I was too stuffed to even touch the foie gras, so Julie and her boyfriend are coming back this evening and we are going to try and finish off what we have!
    I like your decked Eiffel Tower!
    Merry Christmas
    Claude from Blogging in Paris

  5. Thanks to all of you!

    We're hoping to have oysters on New Year's Eve.

  6. We ate our foie gras with sparkling wine too -- a crémant d'Alsace. I can't seem to stomach Sauternes-type wines anymore.


  7. YUM! I'm having Christmas dinner at your place next year. (If only..) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  8. Just reading your archives and I was surprised to see your lighted Eiffel Tower. I did the same thing this past Christmas and I loved how it looked--so much that I skipped the tree.


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