We are planning to have a monthly international dinner for our immediate family where I'll plan the menu and hand out assignments, we'll have music and even the children will be involved - September's event will be a "Julia" party - French cuisine, of course! When I was a stay-at-home Mom for over 20 years, cooking/baking was my hobby and Julia's book was one of my favorites! I love French cooking (and eating!). Growing up in Scotland, we had cooking class and learned many proper techniques - in fact there is one scene in the movie where Julia and Simone are setting up a table for a teaching session and that simple wooden table took me back to those days. For this class which took place during regular school, each of us had a cooking partner and we had to take our egg to school when it was our turn - can you imagine sending an 8 or 9 year old to school with her egg in hand??? The girls had one entrance to school and the boys another and of course they were waiting for us when we left with our "piece de resistance" to try to get some of our creation that we were allowed to take home!
Everyone in the family is really looking forward to our monthly dinners and it promises to be a great learning experience for the children making lovely memories (my job as a Nana) and an enjoyable one for the adults.