One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Friday, June 25, 2010

Time for a Movie ~ Julie & Julia

First of all, let me say that I ordered this movie from the Interloan program at our local library.  I did have to wait several months, but it was free to watch.  Patience is a virtue, as they say.

Of course, like any movie today, there are parts that they could have left out.  Parts that would allow this movie to be more appropriate for the younger crowd.  I did enjoy it and found myself laughing hysterically when she cooked the lobsters.  My husband laughed when she had her break down - as he has seen me during a cooking moment as well.  It was very realistic, funny, and inspiring if you love to cook.

In fact, I went to the library and checked out the very same cookbook they use in the movie.  There are so many recipes that I can use with veggies from my garden.  Cucumber recipes, Eggplant recipes, and lots more.

Our local newspaper tends to rate all movie reviews with a poor review.  I think they gave this one a 2 1/2 star rating (out of 5).  It definitely deserves a higher rating.

Yesterday, while my husband was grocery shopping, he pushed his cart past the lobster tank.  He told me he almost came home with a few of them to cook.  I found this very funny!  I have never cooked lobster so this movie may have started something in our house. 

1 comment:

Donna O said...

One of my FAV movies! My daughter and I have put it on our "go to" list when we want to feel good...to laugh...to simply enjoy life...to also be reminded "Is there anything better than BUTTER!!!".