Thursday, March 4, 2010

Picture not so Perfect

So...there are some things I am fabulous at, some things I am moderately competent at, some things I am just barely good at, and some things I just plain stink at.....I have come to accept that I cannot take good photos. I used to blame my old camera (the kind with film) and then I got one of those new fangled digital cameras. But alas, the pictures were none the better. Years passed and many terrible photos were taken and I blamed the camera. For my birthday, I received a brand new, top of the line, any idiot could use digital camera! But unfortunately, when they created this particular camera they didn't consider me.


I need to point out the fact that it was not snowing when I took this picture.


Extra points if you know what this picture is of. Moving target too fast for me.


Darling moment of my little cowgirl at a horse show...out of focus of course.


Totally cool bug....ended up being a totally buggin' picture instead.

The point I am trying to get to is that I am not a good photographer. I do try...I just am not good at it. So unfortunately, the food is the victim. The picture below of this delicious Mexican Lasagna just doesn't do it justice. But don't take it out on the's not it's fault. This is a yummy recipe for lasagnas south of the border cousin. I prefer to make it with chicken but you can make it with ground beef or even without any meat. Try it out, let me know what you think.

3 cups chicken, cooked and chopped
2 pounds ground beef, browned
1 cup cottage cheese
1 ½ cups pepper jack cheese, shredded
Corn tortillas
1 cup corn kernels
2 cups black beans
1 cup onion, diced
1 cup green pepper, diced
1 can diced tomatoes
½ cup taco sauce
½ cup diced chilies
½ cup sliced olives
¼ cup cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large baking dish with cooking spray. In a bowl, combine the meat, corn, onion, peppers, tomatoes, chilies, black beans, taco sauce, cottage cheese, salt, pepper, and cilantro. Spoon in enough of the mixture to cover the dish. Layer with tortillas and then cover with 1/3 meat mixture and 1/3 shredded cheese. Continue layering. Top with olives and additional chilies. Cover with aluminum foils and bake for 30 minutes. Let rest for a few minutes before serving.

I really did try to take a decent picture. I will keep practicing, if you keep reading!
By the way, it's not to late to weigh in on Monday's post, I have really enjoyed hearing what you have to say about how you you were fed, and how you feed those you love.

1 comment:

bonnie said...

hey don't worry I am not that great with my camera...I have to take ALOT of shots for something even remotely good to come the lasagna, great recipe