Christmas Lunch, Again


Today, we celebrate Christmas again, this time, with the de Kerchove d’Ousselghem side of the family.

It’s no wonder my mother legally changed her name to Van Doosselaere, which, I learn, is common practice in the USA but not necessarily in Belgium, where one keeps the name one was given at birth legally, perhaps taking a married name for social reasons. Perhaps, just maybe, my aversion to parting from my own extra-long surname is culturally programmed.


But, I digress.

Today, my grandfather and his lady friend Francine graciously host us for another divine lunch of gluttonous proportion–magret de canard–and I wish my dad and I’s foray into the woods had lasted more than ten minute’s worth of exercise.

It’s absolutely pleasant, this at home dining experience, and I promise my Bonpapa to return next week for more, as in his older age, he’s becoming increasingly more precious.



This entry was published on December 27, 2012 at 06:25. It’s filed under Belgium, Family and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Christmas Lunch, Again

  1. I never much liked the magret de canard that Jeremy would bring from France to America in a can but when we moved to Switzerland and he began making it from scratch I fell in love with it. Now we always have a jar of duck fat stored in our fridge and we make delicious rosemary potatoes with it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: