Still clearing out the refrigerator… I was feeling pretty bummed, then I found some frozen sausages we bought in Moutiers! Phew! I also found some frozen, par-baked french bread which I baked and it tasted fresh and yeasty! Dinner was going to be pretty well after all 🙂
I made pan-seared French “Grillers” with balsamic glazed, caramelized onions and garlic with a crusty baguette generously smeared with dijon mustard, and a salad with balsamic vinaigrette and Chevrotin. We’re on our last bottle of wine- Emergency! It was a very nice Savoie region Mondeuse – nutty, with hints of fresh grape and subtle red fruits (think raspberry, strawberry, and red current). Yum! Not bad for scraping up the last bits!!! We do not feel deprived, in fact, we may be feeling a heart attack coming on 😉
Cleaning out the freezer. I used the rest of the homemade chicken stock and leftover roast chicken, the last of the Epinettes, leftover peas, and voila! Chicken noodle soup with salad and baguette. I am determined to make these groceries last until the Sunday farmers market. We’ll see what I can scrounge up for dinner 😉
Another regional speciality. Note: all regional specialties include oozy, melty cheese. Fondu!
Annecy was exceptionally beautiful! Unfortunately, we had a rough drive home. We missed a few turns and the one hour drive became a three hour drive through winding mountain roads. We were low on gas, but our card wouldn’t work at the gas station – fingers crossed, we continued the journey. We were about thirty minutes from home when first and second gear quit engaging! Thankfully Adam is an excellent driver and was able to drive up steep mountain roads in third gear – ridiculous!
After the white knuckle drive up the mountain I was in no mood to prepare a full meal. I kept it simple. I put some cornichon in a bowl, cut up some bread and sausage, and melted some local cheeses (Beaufort, Emmental, Gruyere) with wine (Apremont), Kirsch, and mustard. Voila! Super fatty, tasty, melty fondu dinner! 🙂
Kellie, someday you will visit Europe and when you do, you must visit Annecy. I think you will love it! 😉
We packed a pic-nic and hit the road. We had no plan. We just figured we would find a cute place and stop. We were right! We found Brides-Les-Bains, an adorable city on an amazing rushing river with a gorgeous park. Perfect pic-nic place!
We had a delicious crusty baguette with some funky local cheeses – chevrotin and Tomme de Savoie. As well as some green olives and mini buchettes noisettes (mini sausages). After lounging in the sun for a while, we had dessert! YUM! We bought these little delicacies in Chambery – mini chocolate cupcake, mini lemon tart, and a meringue and raspberry sandwich.They were so yummy! I didn’t want to share with Adam 🙂
This was the first time I stopped in at this deli, but I walk past it almost every day. They have all kinds of amazing looking sandwiches ready to be pressed. The salami and cheese looked great, and it tasted so as well. Salty salami and creamy cheese on a crusty grilled baguette. It was great, I will stop there again I think.