Well, the first of the dreaded June recipes has come upon us.
Pregnant or not, the recipes chosen for the month of June don’t do much for me at all. I would rather hibernate until July ….
But alas, after some internal struggling and dragging my feet in the kitchen and some motivational peppy talk from the ole husband unit, I got in there and made this rather simple and fast recipe. It is simply a salad consisting of lentils, lemon and tuna.
Dorie gives this rave reviews but I cannot. It wasn’t actually very tasteful – not awful but it lacked any zing and it was certainly not as flavorful as I expected it to be. My husband wasn’t impressed either, although he ate a bit of it. The big surprise for the day was how much MEI
liked loved it!!
She demanded spoonful after spoonful and ate it with plenty of “yummy! Mmmmm!!!” and “Oooooh WOW!!”‘s with each and every bite.
Needless to say, we were rather impressed at how much she liked and it and were happy to feed it to her since she doesn’t really like the texture of meat and her protein intake is somewhat limited so a second lunch full of lentils and tuna was fine by us!
On a brighter note here in England, we are getting ready to commemorate Her Majesty, the Queen of England’s Diamond Jubilee! What is that, you ask? It is simply the mark of 60 long years of the Queen’s reign.
Queen Elizabeth II is just 86 years old, having come to the throne in 1952 and ruling over several countries including the following: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, Ceylon, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda and Saint Kitts and Nevis. Whew! That’s a fair amount of responsibility! At any rate, sixty long years of harmonious rule is quite the accomplishment and we are thrilled to be living in England for not only this momentous occasion, but also the London 2012 Olympics and the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton last year! It has been an a very exciting couple of years here in England!
Back to French Fridays, I hope the other Doristas had better reactions to this recipe! You can read about their adventures here. If you would like to join in the fun, click here, grab a copy of Dorie Greenspan’s “Around My French Table” and get cooking!
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