Monday, March 1, 2010

Being Julia

My Red Box find when on my unsuccessful Shamrock Shake quest a couple weeks back, was the movie Julie and Julia, I had been wanting to see it, because I still love Amy Adams from her Drop Dead Gorgeous fame.

So, I watched the movie that most people saw forever ago just last week, while while whipping up this Real Simple recipe, (with added green beans for my man who hates zucchini, look at those beautiful green veggies!).

I had read the reviews that people thought Amy Adams character wasn't the show stealer, that it was Meryl Streep, and I can't agree, or disagree. I loved both characters, but having known the history of the real Julie Powel, and based on the interviews I've seen with her, she is no where near as sweet as Amy Adams, and frankly I think has a sour personality. It doesn't help that after rising to fame with her blog both she and her husband then had affairs--way to stay grounded people.

The Julia Child portion of the movie was cute and endearing. I found it funny that Stanley Tucci played her husband after he played her muse in The Devil Wears Prada. Julie Child and Julie Powel's ambition, did make me want to keep whipping things up in my kitchen. So, if you want inspiration to avoid stopping for a quick take out meal, and to keep you cooking, check out this movie.

On a TOTALLY unrelated note, today I went for my first solo run outside after work in forever. It finally isn't getting dark before 6:00 p.m., so I came home, laced up and headed right back out. I was in a real mood today, and this definitely cured it! I swear, feeling spring-like weather and pounding the pavement jamming out was just what I needed; and how could I not be thrilled when I come home to this face to support me!? (I'm channeling Jen at Prior Fat Girl here by putting up my post-workout, "I did it!" picture however scary I may look in my running hat!)


Missy said...

I felt the same way about the movie. I thought it was a cute movie but even in the book Julie comes off way more snarky - not nearly as sweet as Amy Adams is.

The Julia story was great. Better than the book!

Amanda, another priorfatgirl said...

love drop dead gorgeous SO much. now i want to leave work and watch it. go muskies (amy adams fish face)!

i'm going to lax this weekend for my mom and dad's bday, so maybe i'll swing by woodman's for some barney butter and a byo six pack ;)

Andrea @Celery In The City said...

those greens look SO good! I had no clue about the real Julie Powel. That's horrible!

Alexa said...


I'm taking a quick trip to Lax this weekend as well for a baby shower. Another thing I could only find at Woodmans was this Light Citrus Poppy Seed Dressing that I just love
However, I requested it at Byerlys and now they're carrying it, yay! I highly recommend trying it!