All holed up

A lot of the southeast got dumped on with snow on Christmas. It made for beautiful photos, and I’ll have to share some soon. I’m still concentrating on family and not my usual exploits, work or the blog.

Yesterday I had a photo shoot with a local family. It was kind of a bust, as we really didn’t have a place to go into. We thought we were going to have access to some buildings on a local university campus, but it didn’t work out.

So we improvised some outdoor shots.

Before we left the house, I made minestrone soup to eat later for dinner that was also kind of a bust. There was no fresh basil at the grocery store, so I had to use died. The soup tasted pretty good, but damn the basil made it aesthetically weird looking.

The night before I tried to make the butternut squash and scallops. The butternut squash didn’t turn out very well. I felt like I screwed up two dinners in a row. This morning, I made some eggs and hashbrowns, and my dad made biscuits.

I also made some potato cakes with leftover mashed potatoes. The hashbrowns weren’t going to go very far as I only had two ‘taters.

My sister raved over the hashbrowns, so finally I felt validated and good about cooking.

For lunch, I’m going to take Tina to Mayberry’s, the restaurant where I worked in high school. Tonight we’re going to have dinner with my brother and sister-in-law.

Whelp, it’s Christmas, and I don’t want to be accused of spending too much time on the computer. You should do the same. If you’re still around family, shut ‘er down and split a piece of pie or something.

Now go!