weekend menu…

Did I mention I love Fridays? I’m going to treat my family to a home-cooked meal this weekend (don’t fall off your office chair Mark…you’re so dramatic). My first inclination is to pour through my collection of Bon Appetit magazines, but I stop and ask myself, “Why not pull out the tried-and-true, Ina Garten?” I have all of her cook books (my favourite, for obvious reasons, has to be Barefoot in Paris), and I use them regularly–they never disappoint.

Funny how this is the first recipe my eye lingered on..Profiteroles. Yum! Forget the profiteroles, let’s just drink chocolate for dinner (I’ve got the kids’ votes for sure). You can download these recipes on the Barefoot Contessa website.

Ina’s Sole Muniere looks exactly like the dish that Julia Child ate during her first meal in Paris when she and her husband, Paul, first arrived. I just about climbed right into the TV screen to get the fork full of sole that Meryl Streep lifts to her mouth in Julie & Julia. I’m going out on a limb with this dish ’cause my 13-year-old son does not crave fish like the rest of us, but he’s on a health kick (gotta love 13 year olds), so I might just be able to swing it.

Don’t worry, I will whip up a salad too, and maybe even some buttermilk mashed potatoes with loads of garlic and butter. Wish me luck!

cheers to Julie and Julia…

I was just watching Julie & Julia for the third time (bad idea after you eat only yogurt and granola for dinner), when I noticed something trivial but exciting. I bought the same deep burgandy wine glasses that Julie and her husband always drink wine with. I haven’t listed  them on Nicole Jane Home yet, but I will.

photo by Reinier deSmit

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