Mornin’ folks! Happy coffee o’clock!
I thought it would be fun to share a day of eats that revolved around my ever-changing photography schedule. It was ridiculously sunny this past Sunday and with an extra set of hands to wrangle hurricane chickpea, I was able to get two yummy recipes photographed. Score!
I’ve heard stories of some bloggers not quite eating the dishes they make, simply tasting them and passing them along… and though it may mean my jeans fit a little snugger after testing a mac and cheese recipe several times, I’m not going to not eat it, ya know? My love affair isn’t just with the process, it’s with the food! So in honor of that, here’s a little behind the scenes action of what went down as I stuffed my face before, during, and after my day of foodie photography:
[breakfast] I started the day with a giant mug of bulletproof coffee, a glass of water, and the remainder of my toddler’s uneaten scrambled eggs. Some mornings I’m ravenous but for some reason a few bites of eggs and my buttered coffee were enough fuel to get me though a little early morning baking. By the end of my first test run of a new carrot cake recipe I’m working on, I was starving.
After snapping a few photos of the completed dish [I try to photograph each test batch if I can!] I promptly sliced the end of the cake off and shoved it into my face. Moments later I found P and chicken little in the kitchen licking the bowl of icing. Their sugar rush was hysterical and after a good laugh-workout I hopped back into the kitchen.
[lunch] Since I’m not hardcore enough to test two cakes in one day I penciled round 2 of carrot-cake-palooza into the schedule for next week (I can’t waiiiiiit!) and got started on my next dish, which would double as lunch for Paul and I:
Who has two thumbs and managed to get her beet-loathing husband to eat them again?
This gal! Oh yeah!
We also tapped into another slice of carrot cake because IT’S CARROT CAKE!
As you may have guessed we left no room for snacking. I get burnt out if I try to fit too much “work” into one day [yes even super fun ohmygosh-I-love-my-blog work!] so I whipped up an old classic for dinner.
[dinner] Though I tossed it into a teeny bowl to take a photo, [small things are notoriously easier to photograph!] I had made a giant pot of penne pasta with mushrooms, mozzarella, and my infamous spinach sauce that you can find in my Shrimp and Grits a Ya Ya recipe. I topped the dish off with some fresh parmesan and a hearty sprinkling of parsley and promptly face planted into the dish. It’s pretty easy to toss together with the sauce recipe but I can write it up recipe style for you guys if you prefer, just let me know.
P and I were a little shocked at how much my one and a half year old was able to throw down. She normally isn’t a huge mushroom or spinach fan but she straight up anihilated it. I basically won Sunday. Where’s my gold star? I’ll take it in cookie form if I must.