Today we went to go see Julie and Julia. I was so inspired that I had to keep writing down thoughts and ideas throughout the movie. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it.
Going into this movie I didn’t know how much I would enjoy it. It’s no secret that I am not a cooker or baker. I think it was probably as a kid watching Julia Child where I first realized I had an aversion to watching cooking shows. When I’m hungry the last thing I want to do is slave away in the kitchen for an hour. BUT, I can safely say that in the last year I’ve improved by leaps and bounds. This might partially be due to the fact that I now live with someone else and cooking for more than oneself seems to be more satisfying. Ocassionally, I find that when I am cooking something I get as excited about it as I do when creating a new piece of artwork. I even own my own apron now, wooo! I don’t think I’ve remembered to use it yet, but I own one, lol.
I think Julie and Julia was the first movie I saw about blogging, so that was fun. I also enjoyed immensely that the Julie character was also self-driven by her own imposed daily project. I loved that, as I am in the midst of a month long art challenge. Still the idea of having to cook a real meal Every.Single.Day. is just exhausting to think about. But, I know that everyone has their own passions and interests, and that is what makes this world a wonderful and exciting place to live in. I just wish Matt had that passion for cooking because I DO share Julia’s passion for eating.
Last week I made my very own fresh salsa, inspired by the delicious homemade salsa I had at Kelly’s the week before. Since I am not a kitchen person I really don’t own lots of kitchen utensils/appliances and culinary neccessities. All the chopping of tomoatoes, onions, cilantro, and peppers was done with, um, I’m embarrassed to admit, a steak knife. Fortunately, my mother gave me a garlic press years ago and that was helpful.
After last week’s adventure in salsa there was a scene in this movie that made me laugh where Julia is perfecting her onion chopping skills. Her first attempt was much like my own way of chopping, meaning, very time consuming. I love vegetables, but I just loathe chopping and preparing them in general. Maybe if I learned how to do it correctly it wouldn’t be such a chore.
Lastly, speaking of daily projects and cooking, I do recall a friend telling me about how she was going to start blogging as she tried to cook more. I’m waiting, eagerly in anticipation. You know who you are.