Our weekend was filled with quiet delights - fires that crackled companionably, puttering around the house, a long walk in the dusky afternoon. Fireside companions on Friday night were our eldest daughter and her husband. We played a game of Trivial Pursuit - won by the ladies, but just barely.
Chocolate fondue in front of the fireplace - mmm good. Just good chocolate melted with a bit of butter and cream. Apples and bananas are the vehicle for getting the chocolate to the mouth. I could eat the chocolate by the spoonful!
And today we shared dinner with our youngest daughter and her boyfriend. Roast chicken, lemon spinach couscous, steamed broccoli and these wonderful Thyme Creamed Tomatoes, from Laura Calder's cookbook, French Taste. They were scrumptious - like candy, Ashley said. These are almost the last tomatoes from our garden. I have a small bowlful left and then, no more until next summer. But I think this recipe would improve even supermarket tomatoes.
I've posted the recipe on my recipe blog. I found French Taste in the library, and it's chockful of good recipes - I want to try them all!