I finally went to see the movie “Julie and Julia” last night with my friend Kim Duncan. I think we were the last women on the planet to see it. The theater only had two other’s in it besides us. (Note to self: “When are the power mogul developers going to realize that people don’t go to the movies anymore and stop building these theaters!”)
Anyway, I was on a mission to complete a homework assignment. I needed to see the Beef Bourguignon as it was depicted in the movie. My LAFF group of lady friends always has our December holiday party at my other friend Carolyne’s house and Carolyne asked me if I’d like to help her recreate Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon recipe for the gang. She said I had to see the movie first.
I said yes and I went to see it.
It looked easy enough in the movie – I even picked up a tip that meat should be dry in order to get it to brown when you fry it. And it certainly looked delicious. When I actually looked at the recipe, I have to admit, I was a little put off by the difficulty level – HIGH, but after reading the recipe all the way, it doesn’t look too bad. I’m game.
Next step is to call Carolyn and work on the menu. I’ll let you know how it comes out.