We finally own it!
It's at my house. My own copy of this beautiful, wonderful book.
It's big, and bright, and sitting on my kitchen counter. (Yes, pictures will follow at some point.)
This morning, when the mail came, Mom went into the kitchen with a big package, and came back holding it out to me.
We get to make Boeuf Bourguignon! We get to splash flour on the pages, sprinkle Burgundy among the words, get grease on the page corners. We get to make notes in the margins. We get to cook lobster, and lamb, and.... We actually get to do all of it! It can begin! I no longer feel that I began this blog in vain.
I reiterate: there isn't a deadline. There isn't a schedule. There is a budget (do you know how expensive lobster is???), and all of these things will just serve to make this project more interesting.
And with this post, I declare the real, official start to this Clarissa/Caitlin/ Julia project. We will Master the Art of French Cooking... at some point. And have an enormous amount of fun doing it.