Last weekend was Gavins birthday so we decided to try out a ham that I had put into cure a couple of months ago. Being slightly absent minded this weekend I decided that a 3 kilo joint of ham would not be sufficient meat for ourselves, 4 adults and 1 child, and our friends from down the road, 3 adults and 1 child, so I decided to go and supplement our tiny ham with a purchase of not one but 2 chickens to go with the tiny ham.
Well what can I say the meal was in fact an epic eating fest. Poor Patrick ate so much I thought he was going to expire, needless to say we had a whole chicken and half the ham roast left. No matter, it was efficient use of the oven being on and we have consumed chicken and ham salad and chicken risotto subsequent to that event.
Apologies for not inviting everyone round to help eat all the meat which was deliciously awesome.
So having not eaten sufficiently well on Sunday ;-) it was decided that the family was on half term holidays and we should, as a family, go out for dinner in Bordeaux for the first time since arriving in France to celebrate Gavins Birthday again..... Ok yes we have had a McD's and a pizza in Bordeaux however that is more like fuel rather than food.....As you are already aware we were still starving from the previous days minute offering so we set off for L'Entrecôte. As suspected there was a plate of lettuce and a 3 walnuts salad (good dressing), then they delivered a plate each with a reasonable portion of chips and a small piece of steak. Ok that is kinda what we had expected.... Mais non... The delightful staff then arrived with a warm platter full of the rest of the steak that would not fit on the plate and we were informed that if we needed more chips we were just to ask. What can I say it was delicious, Number 3 is not a huge beef fan and even she enjoyed the bit that she ate. Pudding? Well once again we are in France, and usually they are fairly small but no not this time. It was quite frankly another delicious eating event.