From stay-at-home mommy to...*poof!* overly-excited-80's-styled-PFB-cooler-carrying-career-woman!
...in the bag.
Challenge #6 for Project Food Blog is entitled Road Trip. The guidelines were to create a meal consisting of an entrée, side, dessert and drink that all has to fit into the cooler that they provided. Things like plates and cups did not have to fit- phew.
(Shhh. I found the plates and cool drink bottle for 98 cents each at Target and the napkin is a bandana I got at the craft store for $1.98. The piece of hot pink ribbon was free- just found it laying around the house.)
Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette
1 handful fresh raspberries
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
5 tbsp. olive oil
salt and pepper
Mash raspberries with fork. Add the rest of the ingredients. Whisk together. Stir before dressing salad.
1 lb. fresh asparagus, blanched, chilled and cut into 1" pieces
1/4 c. feta cheese
1-2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
4-5 tbsp. Fresh raspberry vinaigrette
Mix asparagus with dressing and salt and pepper to taste. Top with feta and bacon. Toss before serving.
She's far away from the office...
Pushing the stand-in out of the way.... really awkward pose.
My other wonky stand-in.
For the office scenes, an even more unruly stand-in was used- my son's play shopping cart topped off with the PFB cooler for my head. It worked great as far as focusing goes, but when it came to moving it out of the way to make room for myself, well, let's just say it was less than graceful and quiet (remember, this is during naptime, as pretty much anything is that I do for myself, so quiet is important.) I found it hard to remove the stand-in, gently set it on the floor, grab whatever food item I was supposed to be eating and pose. Some photos completely missed the mark.
Nice view of the shirt cuff, but where's my head?The amount of photos taken to get one good one would have to be 20 to 1. The entire 2 hour naptime was filled to the brim with failed photo attempts, drooping hair and a brain thinking, “what am I going to make for dinner?”
I have nothing to say about this one.
Always re-apply your lipstick after a delicious, portable meal.