So in my fervent sudden obsession with cooking…I found myself creating ‘Warm Crostini with Roquefort Blue Cheese & Walnuts’ and ‘Warm Potato Salad with Garlic Mayonnaise’ …Did I forget to mention that I also made the Mayonnaise?
It was simply delicious and didn’t take nearly as long to make as I feared. To what do I owe this sudden frenzy?
Why, I watched ‘Julie & Julia’….it made me hungry…it inspired me…and seemed to give me purpose.
So I grabbed my own cookbook, ‘Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone’
No, it was not a Julia Child Cookbook.
And I’ll tell you why:
a. I don’t want to be a lobster killer
b. I don’t want to ‘bione a deck’
c. I don’t have a Julia Child Cookbook
d. I don’t want to be a ‘lobster killer’
It was delicious. My kitchen smelled marvelous. The crostini …with the bubbling cheese and walnuts made my knees weak. I even got to use my new Italian bread dish. Goose claimed that the blue cheese smelled like old feet….but I ignored him.
I felt so….Martha….that as I was browsing the health food store looking for walnuts. I’m sure the stockboy thought me a bit odd at how excited I was at the realization that I already had walnuts at home, after I had asked him where they were in the store.
But I don’t care. I was wearing my Day Off Pants and I worked today.
Julie took on the task of attempting these recipes every day for 365 days. I have committed, and now it’s in writing (oh darn!) to one new recipe a week. Even if it means Goose gets to do one every other week, I will not falter.
I was a bit disappointed that Julia never took the time to get to know someone who loved her so much that she was willing to devote an entire year of her life, quite literally eating, breathing and sleeping Julia Child. Hell, she even dressed like her for dinner parties.
P.S. Don’t get me wrong….I absolutely LOVE lobster….but I will never be able to throw a live one into a pot of boiling water. I had horrible images of that long before Julie’s sad incident.