Remember how I wasn't feeling very bloggy yesterday? Well, maybe I'm still not quite feeling bloggy, but I am feeling quite inspired.
We just got back from seeing Julie & Julia. My parents went to see it over the weekend, and my mom said that she came right home from the movie and put on her pearls.
So I did the same. An apron and pearls. Just like Julia. To be quite honest, I've never tried any of Julia Child's recipes. I don't claim to be a lover of French food. But I just got down my dusty copy of The French Chef Cookbook from the shelf over the kitchen sink, and I plan to try a few new recipes. I might have to go out and buy some paper towels, just so I can properly dry my meat for ideal browning. Don't laugh Dad.
Did you see the movie? I'm curious how bloggers feel about the portrayal of blogging in the movie. This is the first movie I've seen about a fellow blogger. I was touched by the concept that the act of blogging is very private and egocentric, but at the same time it is public and communal. Quite the paradox. And of course I loved how real Julie seemed as a blogger - anxious for comments, considerate of her audience, dreaming of a book deal.
Yes, I was moved. Moved to tears in fact. I might have cried at least a dozen times during the movie, much to the dismay of my daughter. I was moved by the friendships, the marital relationships, the food, the ginormous mortar and pestle, the enormous amount of work, spirit and love that both Julie & Julia poured into their projects.
Our menu tonight is far from French. We're having grilled steak, marinated in soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, a little brown sugar and cilantro, served with homemade spring rolls. Have you ever made spring rolls using those thin sheets of rice? Truly amazing. Totally time consuming. Simply delicious. Bon appetit.