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Old 10-19-2013, 02:46 AM   #41
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Change of plans (not unusual around here). Himself uttered magic words: "We haven't had broasted chicken in a while". Up I sprang, dialed the local joint that makes it, and sent him on his merry way while I popped open a tube of corn biscuits and nuked some frozen peas. Sausage veggie bake on the menu tomorrow. Probably.
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:49 AM   #42
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...So, my Lake Erie Perch and macaroni and cheese dinner....
*groan* I haven't had Lake Erie perch for sooo long and yours looks soooo very good! Almost licked the screen!

I swear when Himself and I move back home we're taking a hike up to your place, grabbing some bottles of Mazza, and coming over for dinner.
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:59 AM   #43
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Omg, we went to the hippest Mexican restaurant I've ever been to! The decor was modern bohemian, that's the best that I could describe it, whoever was in charge of this place's decor has an amazing imagination.....
Our favorite cantina has rather strangely painted walls in the ladies' room. There are guys all over the walls! One is hiding behind a cactus, holding a camera, as you go about your business. Very disconcerting!
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:30 AM   #44
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[QUOTE=taxlady;1311265]We had chicken fried steak, home fries, and mixed vegis with garlic butter.
[QUOTE=pacanis;1311213]So, my Lake Erie Perch and macaroni and cheese dinner.
[QUOTE=Cooking Goddess;1311299]*groan* I haven't had Lake Erie perch for sooo long and yours looks soooo very good! Almost licked the screen!
i did......twice & i'm damn sure your food tasted a helluva lot better!!
fab food you two....keep the pics coming!
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:32 AM   #45
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I have an oven. I just don't like the way it works.

So, my Lake Erie Perch and macaroni and cheese dinner.
Still working on the whites with the camera...
just been reading up about your perch pac....sounds like a fabulous eating fish.we have perch over here,great fighting fish when you fish for them on light tackle but mostly bone with very little meat on them.
i agree with the goddess about coming to you for dinner...that perch sounds like it may be worth the price of a plane ticket!!
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:44 AM   #46
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Yeah, I don't get it. My old camera didn't blast the whites out of focus, but my new one does... but the rest of the colors come out better.
Hint: Don't use the camera's flash. It really blows out highlights. I have a macro studio made out of a box with a light to the side of it that I sometimes use, like the chicken-peppers-sauce dish I posted yesterday, and I have a foam board on the opposite side for even lighting.

Or sometimes I put the plate on the stove so it's lit by the light under the microwave.
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:51 AM   #47
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I wasn't feeling well for much of yesterday, so dinner was a last-minute thing. I Googled kielbasa, onions and apples and a Rachael Ray recipe popped up for roasting those items with baby potatoes, which I also happened to have. So I did that and served the dish with mustard - traditional yellow for me and spicy brown for DH. I cooked the apples in a separate dish with honey and cinnamon.

Not bad, but needs more seasoning. I wasn't very creative last night, but it was filling. And the apples, onions and potatoes were all from the farmers market
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:05 AM   #48
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Hint: Don't use the camera's flash. It really blows out highlights. I have a macro studio made out of a box with a light to the side of it that I sometimes use, like the chicken-peppers-sauce dish I posted yesterday, and I have a foam board on the opposite side for even lighting.

Or sometimes I put the plate on the stove so it's lit by the light under the microwave.
+1 on the "no flash" photo's gg.i use the lights in the extractor above my hob or put the plate on the work top(counter top) under the wall cupboard lights.
don't know what photo system you have on your computer pac(don't even know what mine is...i just know which keys to hit...bit of a techno dunce!!)but i'm sure that after you've downloaded your pics you'll find a "fix" button that allows you to adjust the colour,tint & contrast etc etc of each photo.
hope you're feeling better now gg!
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As far as photo taking goes I have a lot to improve on also. I am only going to go so far, though. It is dinner time, afterall. I have a desk lamp that sits on a side table in the kitchen that I use sometimes. I just put the plate on the table where I usually eat, pull the lamp over and take a few shots. The flash can wash out the photo, so I try not to use it much. I like to get in close and down on a 45 degree angle so it adds dimension. Makes me feel like a professional. GF sits and watches me like I am a bit crazy....
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:22 AM   #50
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Harry, as much as you love seafood you will really have to try to find some fresh water perch. They are fabulous and have a very firm flesh. So does walleye (yellow pike) their larger cousins.

My pics are virtually all flashless, like above. That's another thing about my new camera, it lets in so much light the flash rarely comes on, even iin my dark kitchen. Whereas my other camera the flash was always on so I learned to compensate by moving back and zooming in. For not using the flash the whites shouldn't be washing out like that, but I'll get it one of these tries. Tonight's another dinner, lol.
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