we had a plan that we'd immerse ourselves in french culture this summer, along with a regular schedule of rosetta stone french lessons, so that bean's entry into french three this fall (from french one) will be easy. we have kept up fairly well with the ongoing godard film festival, but she and i had also made a pact to cook as many french foods as we could. vegan french foods, that is, not a simple task.
however, tonight we made a wildly successful meal, both french and vegan (though once again i have no photographic evidence): oven roasted ratatouille with garlic-basil aioli and a standard bakery baguette, and for dessert, tarte tatin with soy whip. yum. and we have many more amazing recipes up our sleeves. oh, and we listened to chanteurs.org during dinner, which is described on i-tunes as "french songs since 1890 of the dead artists."
it was so hot today that i couldn't muster up the energy to do anything until after five o' clock. although mid-day m, boo and i dragged ourselves to the nick to see the simpsons movie, which was great fun. it left me with one overwhelming question, though: what happened to the pig?
i wondered about the pig, too. i think it was an editing snafu...
other than that gaping hole, i really loved the movie. i can't stop thinking about the pig, though...
it's especially hard to forget about him when that song just won't leave your head..."spider pig, spider pig, does whatever a spider pig does..."
every time i think i've rid my brain of the "spider pig" song, my son will walk by, singing it!
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