A couple of weeks ago, the Critic came back from two weeks in Vichy to find in his work inbox one of those little slips the French post office sends when you need to pick your package up personally and pay import duty. By the time he received the slip, needless to say, the package had returned to whence it came and the post office was unable to give us any information on who might have sent it or what it might contain.
As other expected packages arrived, we sadly came to the conclusion that the package we missed must be the long-awaited care package that fellow TMC chef Barrett sent me some weeks ago. I'm not sure who was more disappointed, Barrett or myself.
But we were WRONG! And, fittingly enough, Barrett's package arrived on this day of thanks. So thanks, Barrett! I am now fully stocked in my favourite boullion stock (new flavours - yippee!) and smoked oysters and Triscuits. If this is what he sends for just a simple care package, what wonders can I expect at Christmas? I had better get shopping so that I can find equally cool loot for him...!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you all have much to be thankful for this year and in the years to come!