So, I was prowling through my recent pictures and realized that many of the posts I took pictures for, I have never posted. Why? Not sure. Busy with stuff, I guess.
Most of these are of food. You really shouldn’t be surprised by now.
I’ve only included 3 non-food pictures. So let’s start with the food and get it out of the way, shall we?
First up, homemade chips. We were out of corn chips, so I cut up some corn tortillas, brushed them with olive oil, sprinkled them with kosher salt and broiled them in the oven. Nice and crispy!
Then there are the chips that I *forgot* about and when I ran into the smoke-filled kitchen (remind you of anything?), I found this in the oven..
And no, those aren’t chocolate. Ahem.
We turn now to The Gluten-Free among us….Here is how I am now making pizzas for Luke and I these days — using crackers:
Feta and mozzarella on a gluten free cracker (I like Natural Nectar’s Crackelbred crackers), broiled in toaster oven (taking my life in my own hands!). You could always spread some pizza sauce on there before putting the cheese on, but I’m not a big fan of pizza sauce.
We went to a party and took a friend’s recipe for Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salad. It had a record (for me) number of 17 ingredients! I don’t usually voluntarily make anything with more than, say, 5 or 6 at most. But I was intrigued.
It’s a wee bit fuzzy, but I assure you that the actual salad was not. This is one of the best subjects for photography, as it has lots of different textures and lots of different colors. Best of all, Mark liked it.
We celebrated a few birthdays in recent days, complete with cakes. Here is my oldest daughter’s cake, from the friendly Costco bakery…
And here is my own original offering for Luke’s birthday. Doesn’t really compare, does it?
I kinda got carried away with the sprinkles and by then it was too late. He liked it. I guess that’s all that matters.
We have enjoyed some donuts. The wheat-ful version:
It goes without saying that this is obviously only the box and not the actual donuts. You’ll have to trust me when I say that it’s really not worth wasting digital space for them. Sad, I know.
Ok, now we’re done with food. You are thrilled, I can tell.
For my first non-food picture, I must give you some back story. For Luke’s birthday, we went out to eat at a fun little hometown cafe. We sat in the booth and got ready to order. Luke began to look at the decorations around the cafe and at the pictures hanging on the walls. He spotted one picture and shouted, “Look! A pirate!” This is the picture:
Fuzzy and hard to see, but it’s Mother Teresa. A discussion about Mother Teresa vs. Pirate followed. He has been straightened out.
While at preschool one day, he was called on to share a sentence about something that happened to him, so that the teachers can show the kids how to write a sentence and pick out the letters that they are studying that week. This particular week, they were studying “A” and “U”.
The sentence is good, but I had no idea they were studying algebra! In preschool!! Apparently, they were only counting the As and Us in the sentences. Too bad. I was hoping they would give him an early start.
And finally, this is what happens to you if your sprinkler system explodes in your face. No, he was not hurt. Just dirty.
Thus concludes this installment of “What’s in Angie’s camera?”. Until next time…..