Friday, December 21, 2018

The Birthday: A Brief Report

Well, we had the birthday dinner, in which we made a most excellent lasagna. I suppose it's an odd recipe that I got from Dr Phil's diet book about 15 years ago. It calls for the slicing of zucchini strips in place of noodles. You slice them, salt them, and dry them somewhat on paper towels before putting the dish together. So, it's a little labour intensive, but it is quite good. It's been years since I made it, but I'm glad that I did.

I won't report much else, but I will include this photo of the Ceremonial Blowing of the Candles. I am beginning to convert some indoor snapshots with poor lighting into black-and-whites. I think they sometimes look much better this way.



I also converted this very short bit of the singing of the birthday song. (But when you upload a video via Blogger rather than YT, the thumbnail is very small. It does enlarge to full screen, however.)



8 comments:

Mara said...

If zucchini are courgettes, then I have used those as well. Not salted and dried though. Just straight in!

I like how she puckers her lips to blow. You don't usually see this. At least I never do.

Anvilcloud said...

Mara: I amended my post to say, dry SOMEWHAT. Sloppy writing on my part as they are certainly not dried out completely.

Jenn Jilks said...

That's a good idea for a recipe! Well done.

Christina Naula said...

I would enjoy your lasagna but I am afraid my offspring would run away. Only one of four eats zucchini, which is weird because they are not particularly fussy eaters. The birthday photo shows how much fun you were having, the best kind of photo in my books.

William Kendall said...

Yes, black and white does work quite well for this sort of shot.

Tabor said...

I really need to find and essay on the pros and cons of converting a photo to black and white. About 25% of the time I can understand why it was done..less distractions, more emphasis on certain textures. But other times I do not get it. Color tends to grab me by the throat.

Mage said...

Just delightful. Yes, they do make good black and whites. Sometimes I crop images really tightly and that helps too.

Jenny Woolf said...

Why not post the recipe, it sounds good. I am right off regular noodles.