Well that happened to me on Thursday while I was making the Bacon Ranch Mac n Cheese dish
Let me set the stage...
Me..at kitchen stove cooking bacon...I've got my back to Lily, but being a mom w/eyes in the back of her head I know Lily is playing far from the grease on the other side of the island playing w/her bucket o babies watching Little Bear. Lily's latest "look how bad and talented I can be trick"...is to scoot the bar stools and climb on top to use the computer...(or get whatever is up on the island counter)
I hear a stool scrape back on the floor and turn to say "Lillian...you need to get down please" ..she gets down...back to cooking....
I hear stool again....I keep my back and tell her that she needs to listen to mommy. I hear giggles...as I turn around I see her grab my camera strap and yank backwards.
That's when the SLOOOOOW MOOOOTION NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO comes into play. I'm thinking please don't let go...just as she lets go. Crash...my camera hits the ground. eeeeeeek my fault my fault my fault.
I usually leave my camera by my computer...easy for downloading fast and quick to grab when I need it. Well big mistake. I turn camera on...all is working...flash pops up...LCD screen lights up...I see the menu...lens looks good...nothing looks broken....I take a picture...lcd screen shows black image. OHHHH NOOO so I try different settings....(yes the lens cap is off) and then try downloading the images to see if maybe they are there...nope...black.
Now who's going to tell hubs? UGH...needless to say he wasn't happy...and I had to remind him I didn't point out he shouldn't have been speeding a few weeks ago when he got the ticket...that I didn't need to be reminded not to leave my camera on the island top.
Yesterday I mailed my camera to Canon...NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
1. I'm w/o a camera...that's like being w/o a child haha...
2. No telling the cost of this ....warranty didn't cover drops and I couldn't lie...so here I am paying the price. Hubs had to rub salt in the womb by saying that he was going to give me an accessory budget to buy stuff for my camera...but now that budget is used for my repairs..and then some! You're mean...can't you see I'm beaten down already?
I've got to find Mini Me's camera (it's not fancy and uses batteries which are sucked dry in 5 mins of taking pics) and use that for photos for the next few weeks or months...sniff sniff...HURRY CANON AND DON'T BREAK MY BANK
On to recipe reviews
Bacon Ranch Chicken Mac n Cheese....
Skip the chicken ...add tons of bacon...and serve as a side dish. This was really fantastic, but we felt better as a side w/o the chicken in it
I made the Strawberry Shortcake by The Pioneer Woman for Father's Day. It called for an 8" round...I used a heart shaped pan!
The cake w/the strawberries and juices running inside the cake were fantastic....but I along w/everyone else that ate the cake thought the icing was a bit rich and not as tasty as we thought. I even picked the icing off to eat the cake! I am sooooo making this cake again but using whipped topping instead of icing! I can't wait for that yummy treat!
Today our neighborhood is having Independence Day celebrations. Yep...a whole weekend before. They do this every year and I can't stand it. I like celebrating on the day of! But we're venturing out...sans camera sniff sniff. Fireworks start at 10pm.....little miffed at the time..but what can ya do? Not like Lily will be asleep anyways! haha Watch my luck she'll pass out at 9:30 tonight only to woken by the fireworks....that's my luck lately!