Monday 7 February 2011

The Same Mistake Again...

For the second year running, our Mayor has sent us an invitation to the 'Old Folks' luncheon (Repas des Ainés), to be offered by the commune on Sunday 13th.

OK, I'll never see 45 again; but I don't consider myself ready for the scrapheap.

However...... I notice on the menu, that we are to be served 'Mique'; something I would never turn down. I'm sure that Mique was introduced to the area by the English during The 100 Years War; it simply doesn't have a French feel about it.

Mique itself is a giant dumpling. It uses duck fat instead of suet, and is served with boiled salted pork (petit salé) and a variety of root vegetables. This is rib-sticking winter food; not for those on fad diets.

We shall (reluctantly) accept the Mayor's kind invitation, and I shall, hopefully, post some photos some time later.

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  1. I am not sure about over there Cro but you become known as a "senior"at 55 hereenjoying a card stating you belong to the seniors club even if still working you get discounts all that kind of thing.60 brings you larger allowances.65 you then get the pet is not a bad thing lol...nsion, it used to be 60 but as 60 is the new 50 the age has gone up..from there on in we are all in the same basket if you are 55 and over I think you have a grand old time..perhaps their choice of words could be better "old folkc" certainly gives you very wrinkly thoughts lol have fun and enjoy!

  2. gee just proof read what i space between here and enjoy! nsion being pension old folkc lol folk of course...perhaps I am ready for the "old folks home"!

  3. It makes economic sense, Cro - they are hoping to kill off the elders of the village by feeding them 'Mique'. Inviting you to lunch every year will save money in the future.

  4. Did they offer a vegetarian menu? I have to skip breakfast in the UK. Can't even think about bean, and mushrooms for breakfast. Maybe this is why I've never been to France.

  5. I don't think 'vegetarian' and France go too well together!

  6. They consider Veggies to be ILL.

  7. There's an S on the end of mique, so I wonder if they're mini-miques. I hope you're not getting the old bait and switch.

  8. Sounds like a good meal. Will it be by candle light?

  9. go and enjoy it! old people an be quite entertaining.....look at Tom Stephenson!

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