Taking the day off today. We had friends over last night and stayed up late, sitting outside under the big-top, eating finger foods, and drinking rosé wine. I admit to being slightly hung over. But it was a lot of fun, and it's important to take full advantage of these warm summer evenings. The sun goes down earlier and earlier these days, and the mornings are kind of chilly.
I'm making a fricassée today, using a pintade (guinea hen) from the market, along with some dried mushrooms, onions, garlic, herbs, and cream. Should be good, but I already need to get busy if we are going to have lunch at a decent hour. We're also going to make some frites using those good King Edward potatoes from the garden.