As I was trying to decide what to cook for dinner this week while I am off work I decided to go for an oldie, but a goodie. Pork chops, macaroni and cheese, and asparagus!! Of course, in keeping up with the oldie theme I decided to use Shake and Bake for the pork chops. Every time I go to buy Shake and Bake I can’t help but thinking “its Shake and Bake and I helped!” I said that last night as I was cooking dinner and Chase looked at me like I was crazy haha.
There is not a lot to say about this casual dinner except that sometimes the oldest recipes are the best and just seem to hit the spot!
I also took some time yesterday afternoon (before I went to Zumba!) to mess around with my new camera. I wish Chase had been here to take a picture of me sitting on the couch with my camera, camera manual, iPad to look at tutorials online, and what I am sure was a look of utter confusion on my face. I found lots of helpful information online and just decided to start trying things out. Trust me I deleted a lot more pictures that I kept.
This morning I downloaded the pictures I took yesterday to my computer (and deleted a lot more along the way). I downloaded the Google program, Picasa, to use to make any minor edits I might want to after seeing good reviews online. I noticed as I was looking at my pictures that a lot seem to be underexposed (too dark), which I sort of realized while taking them because there is a scale on my camera to serve as a guide and I did see it on the under exposed side. I know it is because most of the pictures I took were inside in our kitchen which has absolutely zero natural light. I made a few minor corrections to help with the contrast of the photos, but definitely look forward to getting more practice.
One of my first pictures
A basket of apples
Asparagus for dinner
Boiling water for pasta (messing with shutter speed)
The finished product!!