I hope you are all noticing that finally I have an eat-in-kitchen! It is surprisingly functional - if I am in there alone. It is just so Parisian & I love it. I am sure it will get old at somepoint but for now it makes me feel like une vraie maman francaise!
Sweet Pea checking out the goings on outside the front window.
Our first dinner in Paris. Those are Stella Artois bottles and here they sell them in two sizes. The ones in the picture are the petits. I think it is great b/c while I love a good beer on a hot summer day I find that it fills me up.
Sweet Pea and Buddy discussing what to do the next day. Those are City Walks for Kids cards. We have two sets of walking tour cards for Paris. They are great b/c you don't have to carry a whole guide book with you around the city. Just grab the card you want to do and you're off!
Our dinner the second night.
I am not very good at making pie crust from scratch. When I mix flour with a liquid it usually goes wrong. For my quiches at home I buy dough you can roll out but in preparation for this trip I thought I'd learn to make Pate Brisee from scratch. I managed to do it enough at home to get comfortable with knowing how the dough should feel and roll out. I guess that was like bringing an umbrella on a trip so it doesn't rain. The quiche here has Pate Brisee made from....a box. Yup. Even the French like their conveniences. A box of wonderful - and I mean really good- pie dough is 1 euro so there are now a few in my freezer!
From my seat at the dining room table, I see this. It is a nice reminder of where I am!