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!)