Is it just me or does anyone else think it’s stressful being a food blogger? I’ll use this recipe post as an example, after cooking this chili for almost four hours and liking how it looks, the time comes to pull the trigger on the meal. After all, this is whats for dinner and I have other hungry mouths to feed, but wait I have to get some pictures before the sun starts to set or everything will just look yellow and blah under the kitchen lights. I chose a small window of time to make a set for some pictures while my wife went to pick up my daughter from an after school class. Perfect I thought, I’ll take the pictures and by the time they return I can just serve the food and all will be good. tummies will be full and I’ll be a kitchen hero.
WRONG! I didn’t take into account the screaming almost two year old who wants to eat right at that second and who followed me out to where I had set up my stage area and who didn’t want to play with any of his toys in the yard. No, he just wanted to stick his finger in the middle of my cornbread just as I’m trying to focus in on some nice close up shots! Since I had only taken about three pictures I decided to put the little cornbread vandal back indoors. This was not in his plan but I’m bigger than him so I won. I went back outside to try and salvage the hole, all the while it’s getting darker and I can see my pictures disappearing in a haze of dullness which no exposure setting can ever fix and then lo and behold the gardener turns up and I’m sure is looking at me like I’m either setting a place for him and he’s having some nice chili before he starts on my yard or I’m just another crazy customer of his. Either way I didn’t look up and kept clicking.
I scooped up the food and dived back inside much to the dismay of the gardener probably, and after explaining to the little guy that daddy is not crazy and lots of people take pictures of food I proceeded to start to serve dinner. Everyone was happy and nobody got hurt (except the cornbread).
2/3 cup white sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
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