julia child, mastering the art of french cooking, julie powell, french cuisine

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time

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“Cooking is my profession and my pleasure. I do all my own cooking, and I love to do it. The ice box is always filled with things like cold roast chicken, and there’s always peanut butter and honey, if worst comes to worst.” – Julia Child


Remember how I’ve mentioned that Tuesdays are my long days? Well yesterday was a doozy – I walked through my front door at 11:30 p.m, reluctantly ready to start working on dinner. I had finally found it in my heart to forgive Julia for her mussel trickery from Monday night, and had planned a yummy dinner of French cuisine. Want to know what I made?

Do you like yours in triangles or rectangles?


A peanut butter and jelly sandwich.


The sink full of dishes, the rumbly in my tumbly and the late hour were all waiting for me to turn the corner into the kitchen, and when I did they tackled me to the ground. I fought long and hard, reaching for the oven door handle to pull myself to safety – but to no avail. Tuesday beat me, and I eventually had to wave the white flag.

Do you think you can forgive me?

For what it’s worth, the sandwich was really good. I used the white bread that I had planned for canapés, creamy peanut butter and some leftover raspberry jam from a dessert recipe I’d made for a party long before this website ever came to be. There’s something really comforting about a well-made PB&J, if you ask me.

But you didn’t. So please disregard previous statement. Thank you.

I promise, I’ve got a really good lineup for tonight’s dinner – check back tomorrow to hear all about our Cotes de Porc Poelees. In the meantime, I leave you with the following entertainment…remember, even professionals have to wave a white flag sometimes:



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One Response to “It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time”

  1. Mary says:

    I find it hard to fathom that you would even ATTEMPT to cook on Tuesday nights–and AFTER rehearsal at that!! I would make that my planned day off!!

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