Friday, August 28, 2009

It's All About Me!

Okay, this is rather narcissistic, but I finally got my "after" photos done! So here are my 2 befores.
It would be fun to find out which 2 of the afters folks like best so I can decide which ones to post on facebook, etc.
My photographer was expensive, but she did a good job! I felt like a model!

Friday, August 14, 2009

LOVE Julie/Julia!

I went to see the new movie, Julie/Julia yesterday.

I thought it would just be pleasant. I have to say I LOVED this movie and I don't say that very often. I didn't even notice feeling tired because I had been out a bit too long, post surgery. Such nice people in this movie. And it was so pleasant to spend time with them. Go see it, you won't regret it. And it's not just a chick flick. Get those men there.

The funny thing is, I had a Netflix movie at home and I went home and watched it in the evening. It was Doubt, starring Meryl Steep and Amy Adams! How funny is that?

I liked it too, but nothing like Julie/Julia.

A day in the Kitchen

I had a hernia repair last week and so have been somewhat out of comission the last little while. Today I felt somewhat normal and thought I would tackle making some nice homemade food. So I picked up my latest edition of Food Everyday and picked out 3 recipes, Eggplant Parmigian, Bulgur Salad and Plum cake. It may sound a little odd, but I already had some of the ingredients for those things and wanted to use them. They also all sounded good to me.

I went to the store and got a few other things I needed and come home to start cooking. I got started around 11 am. I was thinking I was making lunch. Well, just so you know, Eggplant parmigian is a rather involved process. I don't believe I've ever made it before. And I had to soften the butter for the cake and then the bulgur needed to soak for 30 minutes. It was all a lot more involved than I had planned. Especially for my first real foray back into the kitchen.

So I finally ate lunch around 2pm! It was very good though. Here are some photos of the results.