My name day, Michaelmas

Ma fête , La St Michel archange
My name Day , Michaelmas

English version below the picture

Le 29 septembre était le jour de la st Michel , l’ archange . Nous avons l’ habitude de célébrer ce jour puisque je m’ appelle Michel ( Notez que ce n’ est pas mon anniversaire qui est le 12 Mars )) .
Janine avait organisé un repas précédé de Champagne à midi où étaient invités ma belle-soeur appelée Michèle aussi et son mari Jacques . Etaient aussi presents mon cousin René( celui qui parle aux phoques ) et sa femme Chantal

Left to right : my sister in law: Michelle, My cousin Chantal, my brother in law Jacques , my cousin René and my wife Janine

September 29 was the day of St Michael the Archangel. We usually celebrate this day since my name is Michel (Note that it is not my birthday which is March 12)).
Janine had organized a meal preceded by Champagne at noon to which my sister-in-law called Michèle too and her husband Jacques were invited. My cousin René was also present (the one who talks to the seals) and his wife Chantal

Dans l’après-midi Michèle et Jacques nous quittèrent tandis que René et chantal restaient avec nous pour le souper . Janine avaient encore préparé un fameux repas avec notamment le dessert
qui était le secret de famille : une tarte spéciale à la région de Boulogne -sur -Mer ( la tarte à gros bords ou tarte à la crême ) assez compliquée à faire pour bien retrouver sa légèreté
et son parfum antique. Janine tient ce seceret de la mère de René.

Meal at night : my wife Janine , Chantal ( René wife ) and my cousin René

In the afternoon Michèle and Jacques left us while René and Chantal stayed with us for supper. Janine had again prepared a famous meal including dessert
which was the family secret: a special tart from the Boulogne-sur -Mer region (the large-edged tart or cream tart) complicated enough to make to regain its lightness.
and its ancient scent. Janine takes this seceret from René’s mother.

C ‘était une bonne et belle journée mais le jour suivant à la pesée avant la dialyse , j’ avais grossi d’un kilo! Un archange peut-il grossir ? Toute la question est là! 🙂

Myself honoring the famous tart

It was a good and beautiful day but the next day at the weigh-in before dialysis, I had put on a kilo! Can an archangel gain weight? The whole question is there! 🙂

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122 Responses to My name day, Michaelmas

  1. cheezlouise says:

    Bon fete, Michel! C’est mon fete, aussi!

  2. mrswrangler says:

    Looks like a wonderful day.

  3. murisopsis says:

    Happy Name Day! I pray the prayer of St. Michael the Archangel – it is one we have been saying for the last 3 1/2 years…”St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen”

  4. Certainement un archange philosophe !
    Belle fin de journée à toi et à Janine.

  5. Lavinia Ross says:

    A beautiful Michaelmas day celebration with family, Michel! You look very proud and happy sitting in front of that special cream tart!

    Much love to you, Janine and the family. ❤

  6. loristrawn says:

    Surely, even an archangel would gain weight if he ate that beautiful tart! We do not celebrate name days in America, but I am thinking we ought to start. Especially if dessert is involved!

  7. judyrutrider says:

    That tart looks delicious! I admire Janine’s ambition to bake in the summertime. Here in Southern California, we don’t like to use the oven until the weather cools off.

  8. blb1 says:

    The tart looks good. I’d probably want seconds. 🙂 Bought a bag of mini chocolate covered donuts yesterday, they are gone today….me! Wil eats more cookies.

  9. Oh, how wonderful!!! Happy Name Day, Michel! 🙂 I am filled with joy that you had such a fabulous celebration! 🙂
    The tart looks beautiful and delicious! 🙂
    You look handsome and happy! 🙂
    It has been proven that angels CAN gain weight! 😉 😀
    (((HUGS))) for you and Janine!!! 🙂

  10. Happy Michaelmas! What a blessing to have such a beautiful family. And the tart looks delicious.

  11. calmkate says:

    lol Happy Name day Michel!

    Looks like you had a relaxing time indulging with family, what a wonderful way to celebrate 🙂
    That tart sure looks delicious so it’s no wonder you added a kilo to the waist line … way to go!

  12. cerwindoris says:

    That looks like a wonderful day and the tart looks yummy.

  13. Lowie says:

    A beautiful day and that tart looks almost like a cheesecake! Love to you and Janine! Xxoo

  14. puffpop says:

    I enjoyed this so much, spending time with part of your beautiful family. I love the idea of having a special namesake day. I remember when you mentioned my special day. I am putting my comment on my preferred email account which I prefer to the Yahoo. I hope that in the future, your writings can be sent to this email. I do NOT want to miss any of your writings.

    Can you email that recipe to me…? I will message you this address.

    votre amie

  15. Julie says:

    Having enjoyed Janine’s wonderful meals I know that you all had a wonderful time. That tart looks very yummy. Glad you enjoyed the photographs from our trip to Italy last week xx

  16. Susan Joos says:

    A wonderful celebration! Looks like the tart was worth a little gain. Happy name day!

  17. Teri Stockton Ramirez says:

    Dialysis? I had no idea you had serious medical issues. My admiration and respect has always been there for you. It just multiplied 10 fold.
    Peace and prayers to you my friend.

  18. Rachel says:

    All things are wonderful! So good to see you! It is nice to celebrate with family.

  19. maidyk says:

    bonsoir Michel,
    elle est bien tentante cette belle tarte de Janine ! vous n’avez pas exagéré , il en restait … ! j’adore ta question !
    sourire et bises !

  20. nannyfountain says:

    Lovely visions and charming events…you deserve them all on your special feast day ❤

  21. Such delightful photos and a beautiful celebration Michel , your family is wonderful. Janine obviously an amazing cook. You are a beautiful couple. Bisous! ❤️

  22. Doug Thomas says:

    Oh, that dialysis weigh in after one knows he’s been a “bad boy”! I always try to be aware of food and fluid consumption over the weekend because failure to be in control, with the resultant weight gain, means a likelihood of painful muscle cramps in the last hour of the dialysis. I hope you didn’t have those cramps, too, Michel.

    It looks like you had a wonderful social gathering for your name day celebration!

    • I was suffering of cramps at every session of dialysis in 2018/2019
      But now they inject in my blood a product that eliminates totally the cramps. Perhaps, Doug, you can ask to the Doctor.i
      Now my main problem is the painful arthrosis in my spine that blocks the sensibility and motricity in my legs . I have to use a cane to walk..
      In friendship

  23. Michel, You are so fortunate to have family members nearby to celebrate your name day with you. And what a beautiful celebration! The tart looks delicious. Janine must be a wonderful cook! It makes the disscomforts of life easier to bear when you have the joys of such a celebration! Best wishes and love, ❤ Cheryl

    • Yes Cheryl, it was a good day with brotherhood and cousins . This is comforting . And yes I may say thank to my wife Janine who takes care of me and indeed is a wonderful cook !
      Love ❤

  24. marica0701 says:

    As my mom and I would joke, “name day calories don’t count”… it’s too bad that the scale always tells the truth! 😀

    Happy name day!

  25. Happy Name Day. That tart looks so delicious. But I understand that on Name Day, the scales may be off a bit.

  26. cocosangel says:

    That looks like a wonderful celebration. The photos are lovely, and you look quite handsome. The desert looks yummy and tempting. 🙂 🙂

  27. Zakiah says:

    Beautiful celebration of a beautiful name… Meekaail in Arabic. Always good to see your family, especially Janine. But oh my dear Lord, the tart! Incredible the way it looks and how good it has to taste and smell. Why do you and Janine live so far from me Michel?

    • The Internet makes people closer , in a way but not always .
      Thanks , Zakiah for the translation of Michel in Arabic.
      I read your comment to Janine . You are kind
      Love ❤

  28. suester7 says:

    You look very pleased with the tart! Glad you were able to spend the day with family.

  29. Marion says:

    What a wonderful celebration, Michel! is this day like a “name day”? You look very well and happy. ❤

  30. Caro says:

    Cette tarte fait envie … tellement bonne ….c est ce bon repas qui fut fatale à la balance mdr ….ces bons moments sont toujours pris c est ce qui compte ….bonne journée à vous deux je vous embrasse bien fort carole

  31. Dear Michel…. Lovely photos… and St Michael .. Also a great Arch Angel… And smiles I see all that good food you are eating is helping tip those scales…
    I hope you are keeping well… You look very content and peaceful after having your beautiful meal…
    Take care and Blessings your way 😀 🙏

  32. L. Marie says:

    Happy Name Day! What a fabulous meal! How wonderful! 😃 😄

  33. kaiori says:

    J’aime tellement les photos des amis heureux et souriants qui mangeaient ensemble. Bien fait Janine avec la tarte!!

  34. What a wonderful day/celebration. That tart, does indeed, look wonderful. Hugs

  35. Sartenada says:

    Hello Michel.

    What a warm-hearted post. Happy name day! We got married that day, when man raise flags. We always joke about that this happens to our honor.

    Have a good day,

  36. aFrankAngle says:

    Cheers to your name day celebration. That’s a lot of tart for one to eat!

  37. Larry says:

    Sounds like a wonderful day with great family and delicious food, especially the tart!

    Thank you as well for the Thanksgiving wishes Michel, much appreciated!

    Stay well and safe! Cheers!

  38. Nancy Clark Hislop says:

    What a lovely tradition!

    I hope your dialysis is going well!

  39. Cik Tee says:

    How did your dialysis go Michel? I didnt even know you are going through this even. Alas, such a kind loving spirited angel as you should be given immunity from gaining weight…although i would love to have a piece of that scrumptious looking tart Michel.

  40. wissh says:

    I’m sorry I missed Michaelmas! I enjoyed this entry as usual, and the pics. Janine is amazing, she doesn’t age! What is in the tart? Are those plums?
    Love, Christine ❤️

  41. You are looking very healthy and well, Michel. How are you feeling? Dialysis goes smoothly, I hope? God bless and keep you and yours!

  42. Anne says:

    Vive la Famille, le Champagne et les gâteaux !
    Santé à tous !

    Amitiés, AM

  43. Such a lovely celebration, Michel! You are loved and celebrated along with the archangel. I wonder if he ever gained weight?

  44. charpentier says:

    hummmm!!! je pense avoir mangé de ce gâteau chez mémé go. je suis preneuse de la recette Michel ( en privé pour garder le secret 🙂 ) je le ferai pour ton cousin Gaston.
    et sinon ne t’inquiète pas pour ton poids, le plaisir d’une petite douceur réconfortante est tellement plus important.
    Nous avons la chance de cette richesse culinaire, ne nous privons pas de ces petits bonheurs.

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