There is a #macandchillcollab going on today, hosted by @cooking_with_wine and @plate_and_pen, and if you click through, you will see every kind of mac and cheese you can imagine from multiple types of cheeses to the healthy(ish), homemade noodles, a few may even be *whispers* vegan.
My contribution: boxed mac and cheese. Now, this isn’t just any boxed mac, no offense to the classic blue box. This is @traderjoes Organic Shells and White Cheddar taken to the next level with @kiolbassasmokedmeats smoked beef sausage and further extra’d up with a tiny dollop of TJ’s Italian Mushroom & Black Truffle Sauce.
Boxed mac and cheese is a fantastic way to clean the fridge. The first time @unclestumbles made it for me, he used leftover smoked sausage from a local bbq joint. Leftover roasted veggies, some deli meat or rotisserie chicken that needs to get used up, mushrooms you forgot about? Toss ‘em in! It’s like a frittata, only with more comfort carbs.
#macandcheesebutmakeitfancy #macandcheese #macaroniandcheese #boxedmacandcheese #traderjoes #traderjoescreations #smokedsausage #trufflesauce @coppolawine #sofiablancdeblancs #blancdeblancs #coupeglass
Today is the first of a series of monthly photographic technique challenges. This one, “splash”, is hosted by @wickedlywhisked and @handwritten.recipes, and if you click through #monthlytechniquecollab, you’ll see all kinds of amazingly styled and precisely timed and lit and edited splash shots.
It was never any surprise that my iPhone submission was never going to be the most beautiful, so I decided to highlight this technique while making stock.
Stock is *never* the most beautiful. But it *is* beautiful to use all of what we’re given, be it carrot peels or chicken bones or this leftover onion from a taco party. By wasting as little as possible, we are good stewards of our troubled planet and give honor to the farmers and animals who serve us.
Also: making stock is way easier than making a splash shot 🤗 All you need to do is keep a bag or bin in the freezer for scraps, then toss them in a pot covered in water. Bring to a boil, turn it down, and let it simmer away for a bit. Leave it in the fridge overnight, skim off the fat in the morning, and portion into mason jars (or plastic bags that you reuse for this purpose). Voila! For just pennies you now have your very own stock for soup or cooking grains.
#shotoniphone #phonephotography #splashphoto #homemadestock #homecooking #easycooking #healthyeating #lowwasteliving #reuseandrecycle #wastenotwantnot
When @sippingwithstella announced a 1920’s themed cocktail collab, I simply couldn’t decide on the perfect prohibition era cocktail. So I invited @dancinglemurphotography and @suzvaughan12 over for an afternoon of them. And meat and cheese. Check out #roaring20scocktailcollab to see how everyone else approached the challenge!
1 - Suzanne’s peanut butter fudge goes perfect with an Elderflower Sidecar.
2 - Action shot.
3 - Protip: invite a professional photographer to your dinner parties.
4 - Clockwise: Scofflaw, Southside, Clover Club Cocktail
5 - Please sir, we’d like some more.
6 - Make fun of thick, bushy hair all you want, but we can do an updo in under five minutes.
7 - Doing dishes with a champagne julep.
8 - Why I can’t do artsy posed photos.
#cocktailparty #brunchparty #decisionsareoverrated #meatandcheese #vintageglassware #herecomethe20s #roaring20s #flaf493isbasicallyaspeakeasy #pajamadresscode #orfancyhair #cloverclubcocktail #scofflaw #southside #sidecar #elderflowersidecar #champagnejulep #prohibitioncocktails #ish #whentheatrepeopledothemedparties #rescuedogsofinstagram #corgimutt #flatlayfail