Saturday, August 27th

We’ve had our noses to the grindstone getting ready for our upcoming trip.   I’ve been inside….researching, planning and cleaning while Craig has been outside….tidying up the yards and the boat.  So today, we combined a little fun with our work.

We had read about a wonderful little restaurant called M’11 in Monze, a very small village about 1o miles southeast of Carcassonne, and decided to go there for lunch.  We were hoping to sit on their spacious terrace overlooking vineyards, but the winds were strong and the sky was getting dark so we dined in the cozy dining room.

Craig started with a salad of tomato, mozzarella and basil….layered like a cake.  I had a seafood salad…..greens with two types of mussels and calamari.  I’ve never been a fan of mussels, but I’ve changed my mind since living in France….they’re delicious!

Main courses were Lamb Brochette with Rosemary for Craig and Pork in an Herb de Provence sauce for me.  Both the rosemary and the herbs de Provence added a savory flavor to these delicious meats.

Just when we thought we couldn’t possibly eat any more, we were presented with the dessert menu…..a chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream was too much to resist…..un dessert avec deux fourchettes, s’il vous plaît.

Feeling sated and relaxed after a delicious meal, it was hard to even think about getting back to work, but we had promised ourselves this treat only because we would be in the area doing laundry, so we set off to a new laudromat in Trebes.

Months of line-drying have given our clothes a shapeless, baggy appearance…..our hopes were high that the dryer would help them recover their original structure.  We’ll see.

“After enlightenment, the laundry” ~ Zen proverb


About Languedoc Lady

I'm a newly retired woman from California getting ready to spend a year (or more) with my husband living the good life in Languedoc in the southwest of France.
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