We have wonderful friends with big kitchens (ours is really small) and big dining spaces (again...tiny) and big terraces (don't have one of those) who like to have us around for long, Sunday lunches. We reciprocate, but on a smaller scale. Having six around our table is a stretch, having eight means moving large pieces of furniture around.
Last Sunday we spent the afternoon eating, drinking, laughing and watching one of the little ones swim. The house and garden has come a long way since last spring, the site of the nine hour lunch. This time it was about a seven hour lunch. Guess we're losing our stamina...
creamy pumpkin soup inside
stuffed pork loin with roasted cherry tomatoes and potato gratin
I brought dessert, but no photos were taken. It was a dense, rich, flourless chocolate cake called (Almost) Instant "Fix" Chocolate Heroin Cake. I used some coffee liqueur and didn't add any nuts. It was delicious and a highly recommended recipe!
she decided to swim even though it was only about 68 degrees outside
and the other little one did what he normally does, sleep
Today we're invited to another friend's for lunch. It's a long, lazy Saturday lunch this weekend!