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The Trading Jar

My neighbor gave us this jar last week filled to the brim with his delicious home-made vegetable soup. It was hearty and filling. This man likes to cook and does it very well. As a lot of you know I do not like to cook but every once in awhile I am inspired to try something. I have always made chocolate oatmeal cookies just not in many many years. So I made some yesterday and put some in the jar. I dressed it up with a ribbon and after taking the picture I added a matching tag that said, The Trading Jar. So I will let you know what I get back in the jar.

Turkey Tip!

I was told today that if you place your turkey upside down to cook it will turn out moister than usual. Supposedly because all of the juices will run down into the breasts. Maybe the rest of you already know that but not me. I might have cooked a turkey twice in my life if that many times. So there you go a turkey tip for you from me. Good luck.

Julie and Julia

Fabulous! Julie and Julia is a most wonderful movie. From the best actors to great scenery this movie has it all.
Meryl Streep as always is highly entertaining and gives a spot on performance. She is a joy to watch. Even a total non-cook like me might be inspired to try a thing or two.
Paris was magical and I am sure that I would love it as much as Julia Child did. Her ever bubbling joy was fun to watch. She was like a child on Christmas morning all the time.
The film even managed to make a dreary dull apartment in Queens look lovely and interesting. I found Julie to be very down to earth and real. Very likeable.
There was only a small bit at the end of the movie that I found disturbing, but I won’t reveal that bit for those of you who haven’t seen the movie.