Sunday, October 25, 2015

We Didn't Invite Patricia

Well, it is the morning after the big party that I have been so busy getting ready for. It was a meet and greet of the friends that are going with us to France....which isn't until April.

So, what do you feed a crowd of eighteen? Well, if you are going to talk about France...wouldn't Beef Bourguignon  be in order? It sounds like a lot of work, and it was, but the beauty of can be prepared the day before.
 .....and then the rains came. Most of the rains coming off of the remnants of Patricia...the hurricane that hit Mexico. So, three couples coming from Houston couldn't get here. That took us down to twelve. That's okay because Beef Bourguignon freezes well.
A hazy photo of some of  those that could get here. My sister Polly made a delicious salad.
Jamie made an absolutely scrumptious (and beautiful) French Pear Torte

and Linda brought some yummy pastries from a French bakery...and of course we had macaroons. They were frozen in France, and flown to Ft. Worth...yes really!

By the way. I didn't fly them in from Paris. The grocery store did...and the price reflected that they must have flown first class. Therefore there weren't too many purchased!


  1. you made the best of the weather! :)

  2. There were still enough of you to make it a party and enjoy all that yummy food. Are you all off to France?

    1. Yes twenty of our friends are going with us on a French River April

  3. When you get to France you will be able to indulge yourself on macaroons to your hearts content. Beef Bourguignon and French Pear Torte all sounds a delicious way to prepare yourselves for the upcoming trip next year.

  4. All the food looks lovely. I especially love your oven casserole dishes.

  5. The food looks delicious. I haven't had beef bourguignon in a very long time.

  6. What a yummy dinner you prepared. That pear torte looks so pretty!

  7. Dearest Janey,
    That after all still was a very lovely gathering with a French dinner theme.
    Too bad that 'Patricia' spoiled it for the rest of the group!

  8. That Patricia was an uninvited guest at the party, You made a wonderful French diner, yummie.