I once read an interview with Meryl Streep where she said something to the effect, "In the world, I'm a movie star; at home, I'm a waitress." It's not an exact quote, but as a mother of two who has done her time getting up from the table constantly to cater to the needs of small children, I've been comforted by the fact that no matter how famous you are, all mothers are ultimately equal when they're at home. Every family, in other words, takes you completely for granted.
The good folks at Glamour sent me a link to a great piece (on newsstands tomorrow, August 11th) with the women of Julie & Julia. Meryl Streep writes about making a roast chicken last all week, Amy Adams shares her recipe for guacamole and Nora Ephron explains how to make a pasta dish that almost exactly resembles the one I make for myself when no one is at home to pester me to make something else they like better.
Best of all, they include Julia Child's recipe for tarragon chicken. I had forgotten all about it. My mother made this recipe every other week throughout my childhood, and it was really wonderful to be reminded of it so that I, too, can add it to my nightly repertoire.
You can see the full story and recipes on Glamour.com