Sunday, May 29, 2011

An Homage to Julia Child

Living in Los Angeles for the past 2 years has proved to be amazing! I've really enjoyeLinkd all of the gorgeous weather, the sunshine, the beach and all of the things to do here but, unfortunately every once in a while work gets overwhelming and the traffic gives me a migraine. Luckily, thanks to some great friends I've met here, every once in a while I'm able to just enjoy myself and have fun. This past February when both Heather and I were feeling particularly antsy to do something interesting and different, she had a great idea to have a Julia Child Cooking Day. We chose 4 super delicious recipes from her cook book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Some of the recipes included Leek and Potato Soup, Beef Bourguigon, and Cherry Clafouti for dessert.

We literally spent an entire Saturday shopping, prepping and cooking, but it was all worth it! Especially the Beef Bourguigon, which took 5 hours all on its own! Annie made it just in time to help finish making dessert and help us eat up our yummy 3 course dinner. :) The boys enjoyed it soooo much that they continued to talk about "that one dinner" for weeks. Here are some of our really great cooking pics!

Thanks Julia, we couldn't have done it without you!
This is an apron that one of my very first students gave me!

Yay for Annie!
Our yummy soup with un-sweetened whipped cream.

The boys repaid us by cleaning the kitchen. Gotta love 'em!

This was so much fun and such a great way to do something different and even de-stress. We've already decided that we will have to have Julia Child Cooking Day every 3-4 months or so, and I can't wait for our next meal! :)

1 comment:

Ann said...

What a great idea! I've got to get my hands on that cookbook.