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It's Complicated tells the story about previously married couple Jane (Meryl Streep) and Jake (Alec Baldwin) who find themselves engaged in an illicit affair, hiding their trysts from their three children, soon-to-be son-in-law, Jane's current love interest (Steve Martin) and Jake's current wife. Hmmm. That is definitely complicated. But, then again, what marriage isn't complicated, right?!
Add to the comical plot a garden to die for and her very photogenic bakery and you have a foodie dream come true. The only difficult thing to do: pick a recipe.
An obvious choice would have been her Croque Monsieur or lavender ice cream. Or even the decadent chocolate cake that she's stuffing in her mouth during a marajuana-induced munchie attack. But I opted to make roasted chicken and blanched green beans.
It's (her) Jake's favorite dinner and I loved the sentiment: no matter how much water is under the bridge in a relationship, you still remember his favorite dinner. And we all know the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. At least it was that way for me and (my) Jake. He jokes that the only reason he proposed to me all those years ago was because of my mad skillz in the kitchen! I don't think he's totally kidding, either.