So, we broke down and did it. We got Netflix. Honestly, being how much S and I love movies and TV series, we probably should have done this earlier. The second movie we got was Julie and Julia, which I have been dying to see. Let’s just say that I had put it on the list and S grumbled when it came. He was a good sport about watching it with me though— and in the end he really liked it.
These two pieces should explain why I loved it and why I relate to it:
This is why S loved it. The Food!
And while we watched it, we could smell from the kitchen, the aroma of my very first Cornish hen. The first, in fact, that S had ever eaten. We took a break from the movie, to eat. I can’t say it was the best ever; but the stuffing was delicious and it was a solid first attempt. Also, thanks Dad, who over the phone explained how to carve it in two. (the trick was a big heavy night and just pressing straight down). And returned, still riveted to Julie and Julia.
I guess it would be good to note that Julie, in the movie, received Julia (Child)’s cook book for her 30th birthday. My 30th is just around the corner…. today, in the mail, arrived my present, from S (all his idea).
Volume I and II!