My au pair will be spending Christmas travelling with her French best friend in their Camper van they purchased. I love her, so organised an early French inspired Christmas party for her and her friend E.
Sit down, because that escargot came in a tin! (Canned escargot!)
The shells are sold separately. Make sure you get the French ones, and not the Indonesian impostors. I prepared Escargots a la Bourguignonne, or snails in garlic-herb butter. The link is here, but I warn you, there’s a whole stick of butter in there.
Dudley, my toy poodle, refuses to eat dog biscuits, but he is partial to escargot, since he is French.
And my toddler, who refuses to eat oysters and caviar, has an appetite for escargot. He can also count to ten in French!
Despite being stunningly beautiful, A is a fabulous au pair. She is firm but fair, and such fun. She’s only 20, but I value her input and child rearing advice greatly, because she is French, and those French children know how to behave. Think Pamela Druckerman’s “French Children Don’t Throw Food”- I never read the book, but I read Mother Down Under’s review. A requires good manners from the boys and accepts no nonsense, but she also plays silly games that have the boys in hysterics. She also made these Eiffel Tower cookies.
I don’t have an iPhone/instagram, but I’m going to sporadically participate in Styling You’s #everydaystyle movement. Don’t tell Collette Dinnigan, but today I’m wearing a Tory Burch Kaftan with witchery jeans and $15 Kmart flats.