After a quick bike ride and visit to Karen’s (she’s doing well! my legs are not!), my afternoon was spent working on this mac n cheese project:
I developed a recipe (and blog post) for the Wisconsin Cheese Council’s 30 Days, 30 Ways blog (I did a bleu cheese + veggie mac last year!) Recipes are my favorite freelance projects ‘cause I get down and dirty.
But guess what – for the FIRST TIME EVER – in 3.25 years of blogging – I deleted my photos!!!!!!!!!!
You see, I use an Eye-Fi card, which automatically uploads my photos for me. But when I take a ton of photos (like the 100+ I took this afternoon) sometimes the order messes up. I filled up my SD card and thought they had all uploaded but it turns out they had not – and I cleared my card. What to do!?
Turns out you can download (and pay for) memory card restorers (I knew this when it happened so I did not panic) and that erasing the photos doesn’t mean they are gone – I believe it just means they are now writable and will be covered up one by one. So my photos were found ($30 later..) and all is well.
Ghost photos risen from the dead.
Look for more info on this recipe in a few weeks when the blog kicks off January 20 on National Cheese Lovers Day!
What was served above was morphed into a casserole for dinner –
And enjoyed with our friends Simmons and Matt
First, a beer. Pumpkin beer!
We chatted for a while (we have so many mutual friends and locations with these guys it’s scary!) and then sat down to dinner
We served the casserole with a side of bacon crumbles, which I would have put inside except I didn’t want to alter the recipe
Simmons + Matt brought a delicious chunky salad
With greens, apples, cranberries, feta, homemade dressing and tons of toasted walnuts (we both used toasted walnuts in our recipes!)
Both of ‘em tasted great – especially with a splash more beer!
For dessert we shared some Peppermint Bark the Monson family gave us for Christmas – mmm!
I’ve been neglecting my book…