Thanks to Daniela for my new headband, I love it...I antiqued the photo a bit! :)
Over the Holiday's last year there was a post on facebook from a friend about how much they loved Julie & Julia. From that a couple of us posted back how much we wanted to tackle some of Julia's cooking, right by the book, as it's written. From that, a small gormet club was born. We're meeting every 6 weeks or so, choosing a different chef and cooking their dishes (by the book) and enjoying lots of good food, wine and company. A little novelty has entered the arena, as we tend to dress a bit the part of the chef (you know something that is a signature of them). So far we've done pearls for Julia and low cut tops with push-up bras for Giada Delaurentis.
This afternoon we had our brief pre-dinner meeting to hash out the menu. The men were a bit jealous that they couldn't attend, but they were working and the kids are on spring break so a lunch meeting wouldn't cut it this time. So the kids all played and we, the moms, sat down in the middle of the afternoon with a glass of wine, a cookbook and planned. I don't often drink this early in the day, even if I'm on vacation. In my head I completely pictured a scene from Mad Men as we booted the kids to play and commenced in our conversation.
I'm looking forward to this month's installment. We're the host house this time and I chose Jamie Oliver as the chef du jour. I love his garden fresh cooking style and it fits in nicely as his food revolution, has just premiered here. We normally choose 5-6 dishes and one or two of them are cooked on-site as a group. The kids play and watch a movie and we play foodie in the kitchen. As to the signature attire? I don't think anything formal this time, maybe jeans, flip flops and a zip up hoodie will do.