I was still making pesto October 17th and could have kept on..
If the deep freeze and snow had not arrived..
Truly Nov 1st..almost ...I still have snow on the back steps and a small amount on the back deck..
Olive oil is so important in your pesto..♥
When in Provence we visited Charles Aznavour's home town..I mentioned that in my previous post....Mouriès.
M.Aznavour had his own olive grove and had his own oil..Le Bistro de Marie... in St-Rémy used it..
Mouriès had an old mill and we visited it.
The light shone fantastic even early AM..a sweet unpretentious town.
See that cake up above? I made it 100 yrs ago when cake mixes were my friend and Pillsbury Crescent rolls and Apple Turnovers were my tours de force.
I was a very young bride w/ no kitchen training and no one to ask..
Diane Morrisey on IG..mentioned and showed the how to and it brought back a ton of memories.
It's as good as it was back then.
That golden cake mix makes everything taste wow.
You can find the recipe here.
I even love it.
I just put walnuts and choco chips...no coconut.
I already have a Golden cake mix and pudding mix ready for the next one.
I must admit..it's been a crappy fall.
We still have lots of leaves on the trees..but unseasonably cold and wet to enjoy.
No sun..Jacques said it seems as though we have not seen the sun a lot since Provence.
No wonder painters flocked there..
That was me saying the above;)
Putting these gardens to bed in these temps ..has not been a happy situation..we do it..but it's soo cold!
The fairies are stored..one is headless now:( I used the pressure washer and her head flew off..:(Can't find it..
So the snow and cold..
have prompted me to ask...
On this Hallow's Eve..
What is your favorite make ahead Christmas Breakfast/Brunch dish to make for 9-12 people?
I usually have bagels..smoked salmon ..cream cheese..some scones or muffins..but I like to put a bigger casserole dish on the table too:)
I would like something different this year..but make ahead..the 24th AM..
No bacon..because Jacques makes his special recipe every yr..and it takes center stage.
Would love your ideas:)