When family visit for just two weeks, it's difficult trying to fit everything into the tight schedule.
They want to eat, drink, make merry, have fun, do a spot of tourism (maybe), and most of all to 'relax'.
We tend to eat together only in the evenings. The boys don't eat breakfast; or if they do, it'll be at 2 pm. Lunch we always eat alone. Then Dinner is when we all get together, and enjoy the best of what S W France has to offer.
We BBQ huge steaks, we roast wonderful legs of Lamb, we visit our favourite restaurant (above), eat at the village weekly marché des producteurs, and go to a fun lake-side evening of moules frites. The tricky bit is planning the schedule. This year I think we've just about managed to fulfil all our desires and expectations.
I must admit that my son, my grandsons, and I, are a bunch of traditional male meat-eaters (with a couple of more refined female meat-eaters watching from the side lines), there's nothing we enjoy more than a nice meal with a couple of bottles of wine thrown in. It makes life so much more pleasant if one appreciates good food and wine.
The house has been very full for the past two weeks, but we've loved every minute of it.
Unfortunately we've also put-on a few ounces, so diets begin next week.