Sunday, August 30, 2009

INSPIRED BY JULIA

Yesterday afternoon, I took my Mom and Niece to go see the movie, "Julie and Julia". For those of you who have not seen this movie, I would highly recommend it for it's entertaining factor, and it was educational to learn of Julia Child's past, but for me, it was so much more.I found it very inspiring. Not only to fuel my recent yearning for cooking, which has been further kindled by my BFF Cori in Walla Walla, (need I remind you of all the goodies we produced there on my last visit), but it was also inspiring to follow your dreams. I've always been a proponent of doing what fills and lifts your spirit, and both of the women in this movie, certainly embraced that philosophy.

Armed with a boost of energy, the three of us took off towards home after the movie, inspired to create, and create we did! First off, we all had quite a chuckle when my Mom started cooking the mancotti in boiling water. (Those of you, who have seen the movie, must certainly remember one of it's funnier lines). But then we started on some little gems called "Lemon Blossoms". I must give credit to Ms. Paula Deen for these little bite size delights, and they are so wrong on so many levels. The first being that I could quite literally eat at least half of these in one sitting!Now you must realize, just how inspired we must have been, to heat up the kitchen and start cooking, as it was 105 degrees yesterday in Modesto, and for the first hour that we were home, none of us realized that the AC was not working, as the temperature climbed to near 90 degrees inside the house. Finding the breaker box and flipping the switch did the trick on the AC, as we went about glazing the little bite size cakes. I probably don't have to tell you that there were some that either didn't make it to the glaze bath or were quickly disposed of when they were dripping wet.Needless to say, I would highly recommend that you try these out for yourself, and get the recipe here. Don't blame me if you become a total lemon blossom addict, I have warned you. Thankfully, I am going back out on the truck today, that is if I can heft my lemon blossom laden body up into the cab. But right now, you'll have to excuse me, it's time for me to saunter into the kitchen, to snatch just one more bite size delight, to calm my new found addiction.
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4 comments:

Mom said...

I loved the movie. L loved seeing husbands who were good men who loved their wives. We went out to dinner afterward. That movie will make you hungry.

all things bradbury said...

these look delicious!!...thanks for sharing the recipe!...i haven't gotten to see the movie yet, my sister and i are hoping to catch it next weekend when we're home......

Cori said...

I'm sitting here with a big smile on my face after reading this post. I'm SO GLAD you got out to see the movie with your Mom and niece. Didn't it just reinforce the truth that we already know? You can do just about anything you set out to do...even learn to cook in your 50's! So glad you had such a great bonding experience with your Mom....she must be getting a kick out of you with your newfound interest in cooking : )

PATRICIA said...

Lemon Blossoms - YUMMY!!! As soon as this heat is gone I'm taking the plunge into these beauties. Thanks. Patricia, Stockton, California

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