I'm quite happy to be back to lunchtime soups (not shown). Yesterday (below) Lady M described my delicious soup as 'Sludge'; personally I would have called it 'Cream of Vegetable', but I think her description was probably more accurate; even though its flavour was very good.
Autumn/Winter lunch is never a set meal as such. Soup is essential, but the rest depends on my whim. Fruit always, and hopefully a Tomato salad, otherwise we look to the garden, the charcutier counter, or maybe some shellfish etc. We graze rather than sit down to a one-plate set meal. Evenings, of course, are very different.
At Mid-day Lady M sips water, whilst I drink a litre of unsweetened diluted Lemon juice.
We usually eat a bit earlier than most people. Soup is on the table at about 11.45 am. We eat at our small kitchen table, so things are always a bit crowded. We eat very little bread. Small amounts of cheese are eaten as a small independent amuse bouche.
I like our current lunches, they are always more adventurous than supper. Supper is one main dish, with maybe a slice of Apple pie later. A very different affair.
Yes, I'm quite happy to be back in soup season.