Friday, September 18, 2009

I Went to the Movies

Yes, I did. I can't remember when the last time was that I went to the movies. It's been a long, long time. I saw one, maybe two previews for this one and I knew I had to go see it. So, I asked my neighbor friend to go with me and leaving children and husbands behind, we headed out. Not to get groceries, or to run to the bank. We went out for fun.

The movie? Julie and Julia. It was wonderful. I laughed so very hard at times. I drooled over the food. I dreamed of going to Paris to learn how to chop onions at top speed. It was a very entertaining and fun movie. For those of you who haven't heard of it and don't feel like clicking on the link, the movie follows two women. Julia Child, as she learns to cook in Paris and writes her first cookbook, and Julie Powell, who decided to blog about her adventures making everything in one of Julia Child's cookbooks. Can you see why I'd want to see this?

I am telling you about this for two reasons. Reason number one is because I think you should see the movie (in the theater or on DVD, you pick) and two, because I recently discovered that someone is blogging about her pursuits trying many of the recipes in More With Less, one of my favorite cookbooks. So, follow along with me, if you like, and let Valerie try recipes for us. Note: You will need your own copy of More With Less. She refers to recipes and page numbers instead of writing out the recipes.

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  1. I'm jealous of you! I've been want to see it, and now I'm REALLY wanting to see it!

  2. My mom and I just went last weekend and I laughed so hard at one point I thought I might wet my pants! I told my mom that this is one of those movies you need to OWN. Loved it. And this winter, I WILL make boeuf bourgignon!

    And the onion scene? Paul made me laugh the hardest! So cute...

  3. Have I told you how much I love your new header photo? So pretty!

  4. Envious and happy for you! all at the same time. That's on my fictitious 'night out' plan list! But I'll see it, looks like a really good movie. Bon Apetite! I'm busy trying to fix the tension on my sewing machine! Trying to make some burp cloth's and am almost done. Maybe I'll 'head to the movie' in stead... Whoops! better wake up from daydreaming and go back to my on-line sewing helper. Laura

  5. My husband took me to see this a few weeks ago when the kids were at camp...we never go to movies...but this one we both wanted to was fantastic!

  6. Hi had quite the chuckle over your post at "Give a Girl a Fig" as I too am guilty of pulling up my shirt to feed my baby, lol. I came over here to tell you that and have now discovered your lovely blog, I will be back!!

  7. Thanks for the tip...I will watch for it when it comes out on DVD! :)

  8. I'm glad to hear the movie was so good. I was a bit disappointed in the book. I only made it half way through so far. Not really anything on Juila Childs and a lot on Julie - including her potty mouth. I'm not that offended by a few off color remarks, but she just doesn't let up in the book! Whew!


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