Julie and Julia.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Have you seen this movie? If not, you need to! Shawn and I had not been to a movie theater since we got married, but we saw Julie and Julia on our date night a week or so ago. It was hilarious, endearing, and inspiring.

So inspiring, in fact, that I've been cooking up a storm for the past week and a half. After seeing Julia Child's passion for food, I was motivated to try some new recipes. And it has really helped with my meat-eating transition!

Here are a few samples from the week:

Strawberry cake by Martha Stewart. I made mine with almond extract (instead of vanilla) and almond whipped cream and it was soo good. We even ate some for breakfast the next day.

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Chicken Marsala from The New Best Recipe. A little sweet for my taste, but Shawn loved it.

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Chicken Piccata by Ina Garten. I loved this recipe! And I love Ina Garten. Anything she touches turns to gold. We'll do this one again (and I cooked the green beans in the same sauce... gotta love one pot meals).

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Also, I was inspired to make my first apron! I love that Julia Child always wore an apron, and so I set out to create my own. I didn't follow a pattern, but learned a lot along the way. And it's reversible! Thank you, Grandma, for fixing my sewing machine over the phone. You are amazing and helped me so much, even from miles away.

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Lastly, these just make me happy. :)

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1 comment:

  1. Ah! I love you! Okay, I walked by your place tonight on my way to the grocery store and your lights were out....or else I would've stopped by! The food looks incredible! Whitney I love that you love to cook. And lastly, oh. my. word. Can you make me one of those aprons. I am dying. Dying! I will pay you, of course, but seriously, they are incredible. Put em' on the etsy store! :) I'm baking cupcakes tonight and thinking of you! Miss you! Let's get together soon!

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