One of the advantages of living in a small town like Grenoble is that you do not lose a lot of time in commuting. Or what is the same, I can meet friends afterwork to have a beer and go back home walking. Although this normally planned in advance since as opposite in Spain, here we do not improvise much what we are going to do the evening. For me it is even better, in the end you get used to plan everythin “à l’avance”, and you can anticipate something for dinner the day before. That way, when you get home you only need to warm and eat. One of the preparations I usually do in that situations is the endive gratin as leaving them to drain the water overnight they are better. Also, because I eatr them when they are stll hot which helps me to get warm after the walk.