Back on Day 20 of the L/J&J Project, I talked about how torturous it was for me to watch all of the characters in Julie & Julia constantly feast on gourmet cooking, while I was forced to eat the junkiest of junk food.
|I would kill to lick Amy Adams' fingers... |
Oh, and that raspberry Bavarian cream looks pretty good too.
Well it's been 253 days, and though the food in Julie & Julia hasn't changed at all, I've watched this movie enough times to pick up a thing or two about cooking to make myself a substantial meal. Yes, that's right--I've actually learned how to cook (If it wasn't evident from my chocolate creme pie, aspic and poached egg posts). But now that I have the guidance of both the film itself and Julia's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, how could I possibly go wrong?
Okay, so I flipped through all the recipes in Mastering and I realized I didn't have any of the fancy schmancy ingredients that Julie and/or Julia might have had in the film. After all, I'm working on a college intern budget here.
After consulting the cookbook's index, I realized I could only make one dish--Julia's famous Hot Dogs & Angel Hair Pasta!
Okay... so I realize that Julia's famous Hot Dogs & Angel Hair Pasta is not a real dish. But I am really, really quite poor and have very, very limited cooking skills. Besides, that was a hearty fucking meal right there. Much better than, say... this...
Oh, fuck you Julie & Julia. I'm doing fine on my own, thank you very much.
|The ketchup from the hot dogs lent the pasta an almost spaghetti-sauce-like taste!|
Julie & Julia Quote of the Day: "And went back to bed for several hours."