Sunday, January 8, 2012
I promise to watch out for the green guy and cross at the appropriate crosswalks. To avoid dying.
And watch where I step at all times, just in case les petits chiens leave little gifts on the sidewalk.
I promise to stroll along the Seine, taking my time to see the sights, even if they are just the Padlocks of Love.
I will eat at least one sandwich au fromage beurré.
Monoprix stores is located at 50, rue de Rennes in the 6th arrondissement. I love Monoprix.
I have definitely decided to visit the Panthéon. My new blog friend, Jennifer, at Le Blog, highly recommends it. (Her blog is absolutely gorgeous!) I have walked past this stately building dedicated to Sainte Geneviève many, many times, but I have never ventured in. (It is a burial place for famous Frenchies. Marie Curie is the only woman so far. I plan to visit Victor Hugo to thank him for creating my hero, Jean Valjean, of Les Misérables.)
Maybe I will only have a drink at La Closerie des lilas (after finding out it is rather pricey). That works, too. I guess one pays a price to walk (or drink) in the steps of Hemingway.
I have also found a new outdoor market I want to visit, thanks to Jill. Le Marché d'Aligre in the 12th.
ACIS has arranged a guided tour of the Orangerie museum and I will definitely do that so that I can sigh in front of Monet's waterlilies.
Afterwards, I will stroll through the Tuileries gardens and watch les petits play with their boats.
Did I mention that after three days in Paris, I will board the TGV and head south to visit my Frenchie friends in Provence? Oui, four days there to meet the students who will host mine in March and hang out with Mme P. Oui, chef!
More about that tomorrow! C'est promis!
Grilled Sausage and Pasta
There is no recipe for this other than...
Fresh sausage from a local farmer, if possible; grilled outside or inside on the stove top (I have a cast iron grill that I place over two burners on my gas stove- I would love to have one of the Cuisinart Griddlers- my father-in-law has one and uses it all the time); cut into bite-sized pieces
Your favorite pasta (penne, bowties, etc) cooked al dente
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
Mix the sausages and pasta, sprinkle liberally with Parmesan; add pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
Bon appétit, Paris et Provence en janvier! À très bientôt!