We've had no power since mid-day. I haven't replied to previous comments; sorry.
Sunday lunch with family is a big tradition in France. It is like Christmas every Sunday.
Therefore imagine, just as you're about to put the fatted calf in the oven, the power fails. DISASTER.
I've never been a lunch person; long boozy lunches make me sleepy, and ruin the rest of my day.
Luckily, our electricity returned just before 6 pm, so all alternative dinners were abandoned, and I returned to my planned evening dish of stuffed Piquillo Peppers (stuffed with Brandade). We spent the late afternoon candle-lit.
Occasionally it pays to eat dinner, rather than lunch. I can just imagine thousands of local kitchens with cooks tearing their hair out, and cursing at the EDF.
Here, all ended well.
It does sound romantic though, especially if, like here, it is a horribly wet and windy day.ReplyDelete
It was; a real 'staying-in' day.Delete
That would be so darn annoying. Fortunately we have a gas stove outside for our sudden power outages. But a half cooked fatted calf and a hungry family would not go down well with certain people.ReplyDelete
At least you got to eat a good meal
We have a gas hob, and electric oven. My alternative would have been cooked on the hob, but luckily all was OK.Delete
We have a gas stove, and during power outages, I am glad for it! I like the occasional night when the power goes out.ReplyDelete
We did start think of an outdoor gas oven. It could be an idea, as our power cuts are quite frequent.Delete
There may be a lot of praises sung for gas stoves. I remember waking to no power one morning, and the wonderful smell of coffee perking. My sister had rummaged the basement shelves for the camping coffee pot, because she couldn't face me short on coffee.ReplyDelete
Our afternoon tea was made from water boiled in an old-fashioned kettle.Delete
When the power goes out in Australia, people light up their gas barbecues and keep cooking. Unfortunately, some of them move the barbecues inside and we get to see them on the news as their house burns down. When my own power goes out I light the battery lamp and eat cold sandwiches. I'm not risking any fires.ReplyDelete
We are thinking of buying an outdoor Gas BBQ, but it's a big outlay for something that may never happen.Delete
Then you get the problem that many gas stoves rely on electricity for lighting and temperature regulation....ReplyDelete
Give me a good woodburner!