Ham and cheese croissant, juice
After breakfast, we set out to start cooking the stew a.k.a. ragoût de pattes de cochon. It's a whole day thing that turns my mom's kitchen into some kind of Tudor-style cookery, where weird beasts are laid to rest.
The pork had to rest in a salt water bath for 3 hours. By the way, is there a more horrible redesign than what was done to the Windsor salt box? It used to be an icon of Canadian design. What a shame.
Tourtière, tomatoes, beer, clementine
Buttered bread, veggie juice
A quick snack in the PM
Then it was time to make the meatballs.
Stepdad popped open a few oysters while we had a beer. Yum.
With dinner, we had a Saint-Émilion, Château Tertre Daugay grand cru classé, brought back from France by stepdad
Dinner was delicious chicken liver sautéed with balsamic vinegar, served with potatoes and asparagus
Oka stuffed with mushrooms and Champfleury cheeses
Richard treated us to a few other parisian delights: Fauchon chocolates and Sauternes with hazelnuts
After dinner, we still had to continue onward with the neverending stew.
Money spent on food today: $0