Have you seen the movie Julie and Julia? The movie is based on two true stories; one about Julia Childs, and the other about a blogger Julie Powell. I remember watching this movie when it first came out in 2011. We watched it again the other night. What a delightful movie.
I must say I was inspired as a blogger. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to be Julia Childs, or even learn French cooking. I just think it was cool the way Julie decided to got through Julia Childs’ cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking, in 365 days, and I think it was 400 and some odd number of recipes.
Here is where the inspiration took me: I like to cook. I do! I just don’t cook a lot anymore, now that I am busier with work, and now that the kids are adults and are in and out and not always home for dinner. I am also a collector of cookbooks. Well, I’m a collector of all books, but I do have a collection of cookbooks gathering dust on our shelves. So here’s the deal; I am going to start cooking again! (Can you hear the sound of my family profusely applauding in the background?) I am going to dust off those old cookbooks and Taste of Home Magazines that are piled by my desk, and start cooking again!
Here’s the thing, I’m not just going to start cooking again but cooking and providing you with these easy to make, tasty (hopefully) recipes that I will be whipping up for the next 365 days. Does it sound like I bit off more than I can chew (pun kind of intended)? Maybe.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!
There is a disclaimer I feel I need to make. I’m a wing-it kind of cook. I don’t always follow every recipe to the T. I sometimes leave things out if I’m not a fan. And…AND, sometimes the things I cook, well they flop. Usually they are still edible, but just not that great to look at.
So I think every one is in for a treat, but like I said before, we’ll just have to wait and see.
365 Easy Recipes coming soon!