Don’t Fret, It’s Music Monday! Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco – Little Plastic Castle

Yesterday we decided to take a much needed break from packing and the upcoming move, so we headed to Barnes and Noble. After getting an iced coffee, we went over to the children’s books. We let the little girl run around and play while I picked out a few Elmo books for her. She is so crazy about Elmo. For the past several months I’ve loved him just as much as she has, but lately he’s making me feel kind of stabby.

I came across the cookbook section and there she was, dum dum dum, Julia Child. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not much of a cook. I’m lucky if I don’t mess up a heat and serve dinner (seriously, how sad is that?) but a few months ago we saw the movie Julie and Julia and I fell in love with her. Then a few weeks ago I got her book, My Life In France, and now I’m a Julia Child groupie.

I love to bake and have even thought about taking a few pastry classes once we get settled in California. But now after reading so much about Julia Child and her passion for food, I might actually give cooking another try although I don’t expect miracles. And then I saw this:

Cue the singing angels.

Since we had the little girl’s stroller filled with way too many books already, I decided to pick this one up in the near future. I’ve been looking for a recipe book on baking and I’ve finally found one I think I’m really going to like.

After we left the bookstore, we went to Tarzhay to pick up some last minute things for our move and ended up with an overflowing cart. How does that happen? I made sure to get a box of Archer Farms lemon straws. They remind me of these cookies I used to have when I was a kid, I think they were called Lemon Coolers. I have been on the lookout for those for years but I think they are no more. sniff sniff…

We got home, had dinner, and put the little girl to bed. Of course she wasn’t quite ready for bed yet.

Finally it was back to more packing and before bed I got in a few chapters of My Life In France. I hope everyone has a great Monday and Bon Appetit!

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