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Les Trois Petits Cochons - Paté au Poivre Noir

Les Trois Petits Cochons  - Paté au Poivre Noir


One of the many benefits of retirement is that we can enjoy more happy hours without the worry of evening calls and appointments and can go out for early dinners to beat the crowds at our favorite restaurants.

For one of our happy hours at home we had Les Trois Petits Cochons (three little pigs) Paté au Poivre Noir, (pork and chicken liver paté with black peppercorns and topped with aspic), some Alouette brie cheese and a plate of toasted artisan baguettes. 

The wine was Black Box California chardonnay. Did I mention that life is good!


Les Trois Petits Cochons Pates - Paté au Poivre Noir (8 ounce)


Amaryllis, Hippeastrum, 'La Paz', Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA, USA IMG 2637
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Comment balloon 12 commentsRoy Kelley • June 03 2018 12:59AM



 We can tell that you do not enjoy retirement! Thanks for sharing and those all look good.

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes (Sitterle Homes) 12 days ago

Cela semble merveilleux. Je suis content que vous appréciiez votre retraite. Bon appitte.

Posted by Dan Tabit (Northstone Real Estate Inc.) 12 days ago


Les Trois Petits Cochon i sone of our favorite patés.  I am thinking I need to find some again.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 12 days ago

Roy, OK now that you have shown us hard working slobs off:)) loved the pate not so sure about the wine:)) let's see what Ron and Alexandra Seigel have to say, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 12 days ago

I sure appreciate a good Brie with my apples Roy. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) 12 days ago

Good morning Roy.  I would love to have this treat, but my wife is not a big fan, so I will need to eat out to enjoy the paté.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 12 days ago

Roy- pate, cheese and bread...add the wine and what a perfect happy hour or even a meal!!! 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 11 days ago

I love Brie and thank you for the nice suggestion of a Happy Hour at home.  Very happy for you and Dolores that you have time to enjoy such wonderful hours and treats.

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) 11 days ago

I am so glad that you are enjoying your retirement years. You and Dolores have so many great adventures.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 11 days ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 10 days ago
Summer in Gaithersburg
Take a staycation right here in Gaithersburg. We've got outdoor concerts, movies, recreation classes, art workshops, and family activities all season long. Add these activities to your summer bucket list, and explore more summer fun here
The start of Summer Camp is right around the corner. It's not too late to register. See all of the offerings here.
And don't forget to visit the Water ParkMiniature Golf Park and Skate Park for more summer adventures.
So much to do - right in your own backyard!


Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 9 days ago
Garden Gatherings at Kentlands Mansionmansion
Experience the beauty of Kentlands Mansion as the newly renovated garden comes alive with unique events this summer. There'll be an official ribbon cutting on July 12. Then enjoy "yappy hour" with your pooch at Canines & Cocktails on July 19, family game night on August 3, and learn about upcycled gardening and plant a mini-herb garden on September 17.
Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 7 days ago