I recently watched the movie Julie and Julia and enjoyed it so much that I am now reading the book. Generally I make it a point not to see the movie first, but in this instance I had zero interest in reading the book until I saw the movie... sometimes life just works out that way. A few days ago I was at the point where Julie (who is cooking her way through Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking and blogging about it as she goes) takes a stab at 'Oeufs en Cocotte', which is quite a step; considering she has never actually eaten an egg 'on purpose' before. This dish, and the omelette she makes next, cure her aversion.
I was intrigued by Oeufs en Cocotte, having never tried nor even heard of it for that matter. Loosely translated, this concoction is eggs baked with some butter and cream in ramekins set in a shallow pan of water. You can keep the recipe as simple or dressed up as you like. Very easy and satisfying.
I quite like the premise of blogging one's way through a cookbook...check back tomorrow as I plan to announce the Jane & Mireille 'project'. I realize it doesn't have quite the same ring to it, but I think it will be fun nonetheless!