a perfectly leisurely lunch

30 December 2011

in food love,stateside

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Happy New Year’s Eve Eve!

Checking in from Amsterdam: I made it back safe & sound this morning.  But before we dive into all things European on this little blog of mine, I just have to share one more thing from my holiday in the states.

My mom & I had the most wonderful leisurely lunch, spent in the company of PAB’s mother & grandmother, the day before my flight.

PAB’s grandmother graciously hosted us in her home…

…and made a fantastic four {4!} course lunch.

People, this was impressive.  {In fact, you should all be jealous.}

And although I’m so glad to be back the Netherlands & excited for things to come in 2012, it was hard to not look back at the skyline just one more time as my flight departed from Logan.  {I had the best time at home, if you couldn’t tell.}



{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

roastypeps December 30, 2011

A beautiful tribute to an amazing woman, ELZ. Each course was not only delicious but a visual treat as well, starting with her little goat cheese tartlets through dessert. We’ll be reminiscing about HB’s lunch for years….


abby December 31, 2011

wow it does look delicious! it looks like you had a pleasant time too. glad to hear your flight went well. hope your new years day is just as wonderful


Bocahh March 31, 2012

it was the new Prague but I don’t see how! I’d skip this ), Vienna (loved it always steomhing going on and it’s clean, lots of people speak English, Starbucks (yessssss, steomhing I didn’t having living in Lyon, France), and lots of historical stuff to see), Oswiecim this was amazing to see, although getting there and getting out was difficult and the overnight trains SMELL badly.Let us know what you intend on doing/seeing! I am jealous!


Aunt Margaret January 2, 2012

Hi Ellen, Happy New Year to you and Paul! We’re so glad to hear that you are back home safe and sound. Hope you remembered to say “rabbit” as your first word of the month! Paul and Roxanne must have missed you so much! We enjoyed seeing you over the holidays and wish we could have spent more time with you. Thank you again for the cookbook…Uncle Joe already tried the French toast recipe and it was delicious. Loved the photos of Paul’s grandmother’s luncheon – sounds like there are so many wonderful cooks in your families! Good luck with your new job and we send our love to all of you. I’ll keep in touch! Love, Aunt Margaret


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