John and I went to see Julie & Julia tonight over at Crocker Park. We both enjoyed the movie, although I think I liked it better. It is more of a chick flick than a couples' movie. Meryl Streep is wonderful as Julia Child and Amy Adams is just fresh-faced and good. It is funny, poignant, interesting and the early scenes of Paris are great.
The movie is about cooking, writing, blogging and relationships. I like all four topics very much although I don't cook like I used to. Years ago when I was a corporate wife, I collected cookbooks and used them regularly. I would always make notations in the margin with the date, who I served it to and any changes I made to the recipe. If I was in a rut, I would open a cookbook to a random page and plan a meal around the recipe on that page. I even took quite a few cooking classes and really enjoyed them. But those were the days of the dinner parties and business entertaining. Now I prefer simpler meals and simpler preparations and leftovers so I don't have to cook the next night. The movie tonight reminded me of how much I used to enjoy the process of cooking.
What about you?
It was a really warm evening, so after the movie we walked around and got an ice cream while sitting and watching the parade of people walking by us. It was just dusk with the sky lovely shades of pink. For a Monday night the area was quite crowded, but slow paced. I just love this area.