If you haven’t heard, I still have 8 butternut squash in my basement. Yes, the number has dwindled since I was spouting off the number 30, but I’m running out of squashspiration. Well, at least until I dreamed up this plate of deliciousness. It takes a bit of time, but while the squash is roasting, you can get everything else prepped and ready to go and be eating a plate of goodness within 45 minutes.
Before we get off to the recipe, I thought I’d share something interesting with you. If you’ve been following along on my blog for the past year or so, you’ll recall that my photos used to not be so fantastic. Like this one. Not appetizing at all. Anyway, if you’re a budding photog like me, then you might find this part of this post interesting.
This photo was taken right before my husband and I sat down to eat this salad yesterday – photo taken with my iPad. Appetizing?? NOT!
After I scarfed down this plate of not so great looking salad (don’t let the image fool you – it’s the BOMB). I headed to my fave picture taking spot – my living room. I set up a card table next to a giant window that looks out to my raised bed garden and proceeded to gussy it up. I plated some of the salad on a new plate I just bought at Dollar Tree and tossed on a fork that was most likely purchased at a garage sale (I have a drawer full of old silverware). Then it was time to bounce some light. Here’s the part about being a “budding photog” – I don’t have a slew of fancy equipment. Just a decent camera. Here’s what the table looks like from afar – notice my “fancy” equipment?
To the left is a 10×14″ white card stock and to the right is a silver platter that my grandmother gave me propped up with a box that was nearby. The card table is covered with a linen scrap that I bought at a garage sale. Super swanky – right? Anyway, with a little ingenuity you can produce a decent photo. Like this….
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