Last night I watched Julie & Julia again. I can't help myself, I love it. It always leaves me wanting to cook Beef Bourguignon and anything made with butter. I love the clothes from that time period, how they are feminine and not revealing. How they let you see the person, not the parts that should be covered. I think this role is the best of Meryl Streep's acting career. I enjoy Amy Adams as well, finding her a very believable and authentic actress.
I really enjoy cooking. I've had to adjust my quantities since my son left for college. His senior year, I had a bunch of his friends over every Thursday for lunch. I had a lot of fun cooking for them. They were often my food testers as I would try new recipes. I have a picture of all the boys and myself that my friend Missy took on one of our last lunch days before graduation. I haven't cooked as much recently as I should and so I've been trying to get back into it again. I find that when I meal plan for the week days things run a lot smoother at home. On the weekends I will try out new things. Last Saturday I spent all day in the kitchen baking a cake, cookies, banana bread, challah and chicken chili. I think my husband and daughter thought I had lost my mind. I'm thinking about tackling the Beef Bourguignon today. How about you, what's cooking?