Wednesday, December 28, 2011

All Hail Julia Child

I heart Julia Child!

I absolutely adore the movie Julie & Julia.  If you have never seen it I highly recommend it.  It's like crack for me though.  The first time I saw it in the theater I walked out with my mouth watering.  The food is amazing.  I read the book, which is the story of Julie.  She writes a blog for a year as she cooks her way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking.  It was an inspiring tale, but I fell in love with Julia in the movie.  Her book My Life In France was one of the best books I have ever read.  GO READ IT.

She was an amazing woman.  She was in her thirties when she took her first cooking lesson.  I love this.  Sometimes I feel so lost with what I want to do with my life.  One of the greatest chefs EVER didn't even get started until she was in my phase of life.  Who knows, maybe I will be the next Bob Harper!

She also had the sweetest love story with her husband Paul. I just adore their relationship. They were so sweet with each other and on each other.  Just plain adorable.  You just want to eat them up with a spoon.

So you might have guessed that I watched the movie again the other night.  I was able to watch it this time without running to the fridge to grab something to eat. Although there is a bruschetta scene that I still dream about.  I was pretty happy with my progress.  It did however, make me want to make something out of her cookbook.  My mom bought it and I'm going to need to borrow it.  I remember looking through it when she first got it and thinking how many wonderful recipes there were.   

Now I am not stupid.  There is nothing in there that is on the Healthy side.  I want to start enjoying food again though.  Don't get me wrong, I love the healthy food I eat.  I would just like to be able to indulge every now and then without the emotional baggage.  There is the guilt that I didn't eat right. There is the disappointment that I let myself be seduced by the greasey goodness.  There is the fear that it will lead to more bad eating.

So maybe if I start having one special night a month I won't feel like that.  If I have this dinner to look forward to then maybe it will be easier to say NO to Five Guys (although I have been doing a good job of that). **Five Guys is a the best dang burger joint with fresh burgers and fresh french fries...get your mind out of the gutter! LOL...Only one guy for me...Tony Stewart CALL ME! **

No I don't think I can handle a Julia Child recipe every month, but it would be nice to have every now and then. Maybe I will alternate with my Guy Fieri cookbook. :-)  I would make such nice meals for Tony...

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  1. There are many ways of altering a recipe to make the fat and calorie content lower without sacrificing taste, and without using any artificial ingredients (i.e. sugar substitutes--they're so bad for you!). I think this could be a challenge: how many recipes can you make in a healthier way?

  2. I like the idea of doing it one night a month. I used to do one cheat meal a week, but that just seemed to be too much for someone with a food addiction like mine. But I think once a month could be doable...

  3. Hmm...I like the idea of a challenge...I'm sure Julia's is tastier, but I will see what I can do. Maybe I can put that on the facebook page and see what people come up with :-)