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August 24, 2012

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I’ve been trying to get to France for over the last decade.  If I play my cards right, I’ll finally make it there next spring/summer.  In high school I took French, and fell in love with the language.  One of the first chapters was on food, and mentioned croque monsieurs along with l’orangeade and l’escargot.  I also learned the word for window which is fenêtre, which is the root of the word defenestrate – to throw (a person or thing) out of a window.  The more you know.

In honor of national grilled cheese month, I made croque monsieurs last weekend with my own twist. In case you don’t know, croque monsieurs are hot ham and cheese sandwiches topped with bechamel and more cheese.  I swapped in croissants for white sandwich bread and buddy it was good.  After nearly devouring the entire croque, my husband turned to me and…

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