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.