When these gloomy clouds rolled into Le Petit Village, we knew that summer was truly over (Nazi Ghost Zombie clouds as I like to call them). As awesome as summer in Provence is, the autumn and winter aren’t too shabby either, mostly, because it means cheese… lots and lots of melted cheese.
This photo always cracks me… Gregory, trying to get every last bit of cheese out of the fondue pot. If he could have stuck his hold head in there, he probably would’ve. This mini-fondue party was on a Sunday and the only invitees were myself, Gregory and Honey Jr, because in France, it is completely acceptable to throw fondue parties for only three people. I love France. (On an unrelated note; I can never get over how dark Gregory’s blond locks get in the winter. Since summer is right around the corner, he’s well on his way to being towheaded again.)
Here’s me, all bundled up and on my way to another cheese party… this time a Fondue and Raclette combo at Brother-in-Law’s house. It was a Friday, and since Le Petit Village was covered in snow, and it was too dangerous to drive down the mountain, everyone had a snow day, and in The LPV, snow days mean cheese. I love Le Petit Village.
Look at that happy face! Stuffing himself silly with cheesy goodness. Lately, he’s been stuffing himself silly with Tex-Mex and hamburgers. He seems to like the food here in the States well enough, but I think I’ll have to invest in a Raclette grill for this winter. It would be a shame to deprive the boy of such a large part of his cultural heritage.
And another happy face… Honey Jr enjoying his wine with his cheese. Traditionally, Raclette is to be served with a white wine from Savoy, but we’re rule breakers in The LPV. Anyway, back to Honey Jr, I miss that cute, little face. Maybe when I order the Raclette grill, I can order a Honey Jr too.
And because I’m on a happy face kick, here’s one more.
P.S. If you have a question for Gregory, it’s not too late. Click here, leave a question in the comments, and he’ll answer it in a blog… cute French accent and all.