The dinner was as well dressed as any I ever saw. The venison was roasted to a turn — and everybody said they never saw so fat a haunch. The soup was fifty times better than what we had at the Lucases’ last week; and even Mr Darcy acknowledged, that the partridges were remarkably well done; and I suppose he has two or three French cooks at least. And, my dear Jane, I never saw you look in greater beauty. Mrs Long said so too, for I asked her whether you did not.
Pride and Prejudice
Mrs. Bennet was well to be pleased. It seemed, at last, that all her hard work was paying off. Two daughters married- or as good as- another on the way to matrimony- and a soup fifty times better than Mrs. Lucas’! All for the benefit of Mr. Darcy, her ever so grand soon-to-be Son-in-law. Continue reading Autumn Vegetable Soup