My mom showed up last week with Julia's Mastering the Art of French Cooking for me. And I think I'm in love. I think you might know that I'm a first-rate francophile, and French cuisine is definitely not the lowest on my list of favorite things.
We watched the movie Julie & Julia too. Have you seen this? If you haven't I heartily recommend you get thee to the nearest rental movie establishment and partake, because, LOVE. Love, love, love, love LOVE. Merryl Streep knocked it out of the park playing Julia. And it was funny and endearing and just really very good.
Anyway, we watched that movie and made Julia's boeuf bourguignon - because how could we not? It was every single bit as good as all the eye-rolling-in-the-back-of-your-head parts of the movie. And today we made cream puffs. CREAM PUFFS. And they taste like my friend Mijo's! (Mijo - I don't pretend to be anywhere near the magician you are in the kitchen!)
Tomorrow is the Bubba's birthday and all I can think is: the Reine de Saba chocolate almond cake? Or maybe the raspberry souffle from the movie? And Coq au Vin for dinner? Puffed canapes?
My pants are getting tighter just writing this.
Next week: think about the runners diet I put on hold and then, you know, actual running.