We had our Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve. Here in France, there almost always seems to be foie gras and raw oysters on the menu, which we had.

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I should say that Maurice had them. I will taste one but it really isn’t my thing. I did have foie gras though.

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A close-up. Maurice eats them with shallots and vinegar dribbled on the top along with bread spread with butter.

 Next we had turkey. The first year I was in France I ordered a turkey from a butcher who stuffed it with some sort of meat stuffing which I didn’t like at all. The next year I tried one by the French food company, Picard, which specializes in gourmet frozen food. Almost everything you can get there is fabulous and the turkey was wonderful.

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 Here is what it says on the box-a small tukey stuffed with chestnuts and raisins.

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The picture on the box says it will look like this when baked. By the way, the bones are removed in the white meat area so you cut right through to the stuffing which is neat.

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  Mine looked like this. Not exactly like those American Butterball Turkies, the Mae West of fowl, but it was very tasty.

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A traditional French dessert is Buche de Noel, a sort of rolled log of cake and frosting. I got, from Picard again, Buchette de Noel which were ice cream desserts which were very good with chocolate and pistache flavor.

I would like to thank everyone who has stopped by my blog this year. It has been a real pleasure to discover the world of blogging. To all of you, Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.

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