Sunday, April 22, 2012
Election Day - Sunday Lunch
Sunday lunch was especially good today, well not that it is ever bad if you think about it. But my sister likes to kick it up a notch whenever it's just us on Sunday lunch and then for dinner, we eat close to nothing, just a casse-croute, something to counter the hunger. So what did we have that was so good today? Wait and find out!
For our entree, we had a Rice Salad, made of cooled cooked white rice, diced tomatoes, diced avocado, diced crabsticks, homemade mayonnaise which I proudly made from scratch, and seasoned with salt and pepper. It's been a while since I have had a Rice Salad. Back in the Philippines, I don't think I've ever made it because white steamed rice was served with almost every meal, so making it into a salad never came to mind. Come to think of it, I probably could have made some with leftover rice instead of our usual fried and garlic rice!
I had also pan-grilled some White Sausages / Saucisses Blanche and Chippolatas. I love those white sausages, especially with a bit of mustard at every bite!
For dessert, DO made me taste for the first time some Rhubard Tart - rhubarbs fresh from the garden. Well, from my brother-in-law's sister's garden to be exact. Early morning, DO and my niece went to vote at the village's city hall and she met up with AC, her sister-in-law, who gave her some fresh rhubarb. DO also has rhubarb in her garden, but they haven't fully grown yet. It will be a while before we can take advantage of them. I was told that the rhubarb can be quite sour, but I thought it wasn't at all! I guess the migaine, DO added in the tart countered the fruit's sourness.
On another note, I can't believe it's already Election day. Well the first round. You see, in France, you vote for the President two times. This year, the first round of election had 10 presidential candidates and people had to vote for their favorite. Whoever comes up as the two highest voted persons will battle it out for the second round. Fairly enough, whoever wins in the second round can be said as the winner of the majority since there are only two final candidates. Of course, I have my picked President. I won't tell you who it is, let's leave politics out of this blog, but I sure hope he/she makes it for the second round. First round of Presidential election done, see you for the second round on May 6!
P.S. At 8PM, the news and television stations announced that the two presidential candidates that made it to top 2 were Francois Hollande and the current president, Nicolas Sarkozy. Good luck and Vive la France!