Saturday, August 29, 2009

Q: What do Julia Child, Meryl Streep, the QC Huskers and Charles Manson have in common?

A: They receive "electronic ink" in this post.

I recently went to see Julie and Julia. I am a foodie and have always been a big fan of Julia Child. Although I don't own Mastering the Art of French Cooking, I do have The Way to Cook and Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home (with Jacques Pepin). Meryl Streep captures Julia's personality and style very well. I was inspired to order a DVD from Julia's PBS series. I wondered how long it would take for Mastering the Art of French Cooking to rise to the top of the New York Times best seller list in its category. Only two weeks.

In a related note, my small garden has provided an abundance of tomatoes, green peppers, chives, and basil this year, probably due in most part to the frequent rains we have had. I have made tomato basil sauce, salsa, pesto sauce, and swiss steak sauce so far. It's wonderful how good dishes taste when prepared from fresh ingredients.

The QC Huskers are a group of displaced University of Nebraska fans who meet to root the alma mater on to gridiron glory. We will start of festivities on Sept 5 at Overtime Sports Bar to watch the game and enjoy our loyal compatriots company. We are of course hopeful for a good season

Chuck Elles, president of QC Huskers

I promised to mention Charles Manson