Wednesday, March 04, 2009

My first dinner on my new table


So I'm really fascinated by cooking. Last week Mike Larson came down and we hand made butternut squash ravioli which was unreal and I was so amazed at how he knew how to do this. He even grows some of the ingredients in his garden... and then this week Vanessa came over and cooked up a wonderful dinner soup for our bachelor night that was sooo good and Ashley made some of the yummiest treats.


There is a big difference between these types of meals and the way I cook. I just open a trader joes bag in the pan and seven minutes later I eat it. Tonight I went all out though b/c Vanessa left some leaves here and so that spiced up my Gnocchi and made my first dinner on my new table look really pretty!

Notice the water in the wine glass. That is because I ran out of red wine. I'm not sure that has ever happened here at the Freedom House but it's a good thing. I don't drink nearly enough water. I usually just drink an americano in the morning and then wine at night. I am like a dolphin. Did you know that dolphins don't drink water. They get all the water they need from their food. I learned that on my trip to Cancun with Gary, Missy and Amy where we got to swim with the dolphins and they tried to kill me.



The food shots are at 6400 iso with the 5dm2. The lowlight abilities are amazing and I've been shooting some videos too which I'll put up them on my Facebook page shortly. You can get to it with the link to the right ------>

10 comments:

Splendid! Photography said...

yummy! i hope i can come visit the freedom house one day... it looks like the best place on earth!

kennykimdotcom said...

LOL everyone looks like they are ready to pass out in the media room. I miss it! And are you sure you're not just preparing Kraft's deluxe shell macaroni cheese and calling it squash ravioli? Good times!

Mandy Sroka said...

It's always good to have a table. Let's see the whole thing! I'm also kinda jealous of your yummy looking food! Congrats!

Deyl said...

dude let's sign up for a cooking class!

in tuscany!

ginger said...

That first shot is gorgeous. And I can never get enough of food photography!

Tim Halberg said...

LOVE me some trade joe's gnocchi!!! (though even better at fine dining establishments) ;-)

great job testing out the camera and the table all in one sitting...

You know those leaves are poisonous if eatin right???

Mike Larson said...

DJ

I'm very proud of you! nice work, it looks beautiful.

Bobby Earle said...

Dang, I want to be watching that movie with all those rad people!

Jenny said...

the freedom house looks like so much fun!!! can I come and play one day? ;)

Glad to know you all had a great time! Now I wanna go and relax!

Ted said...

I'm glad you patched things up with G and M. They need people like you in their lives!