In the Spring when we were restricting our budget to home meals only, we started making a huge effort to be creative with what we could do in the kitchen. But then we fell quickly into the habit of eating in front of the TV in the basement, and it was like "I can't even really see how nice this meal looks, plus I'm too absorbed in the TV to be able to discuss it with you."
It's fine every now and again (and I love watching Anthony Bourdain over a really good meal) but I started to find I was eating too fast, eating without tasting the food and falling into a rut of not making conversation - which is not a good thing either.
I was surprised by how many pictures of these meals I had taken. Now I almost wish I had diligently taken pictures of EVERY one. Except on the flip side of that spectrum, looking at these pictures makes me extremely grateful. I have a lot of photos of food. It's an abundance that should be shared at the first chance.
1. I like to dress up take-out
2. Charcuterie plate (aka meat and cheese)
3. Simple Salad
4. Clean-up crew
5. Nachos and Guac on the patio
6. Ice cream face
7. If you drink wine out of a juice glass... it makes it ok on a Tuesday right?
8. Pear, brie, basil and bacon grilled cheese.
11. Quinoa salad
12. Meatball Sub
13. Mole Chicken
14. Bacon wrapped dates
15. Huevos Rancheros
16. Curried Cauliflower
18. Homemade Pizza
20. Colourful nachos