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One of the pictures I lost when I downloaded to /tmp/pictures instead
of ~/tmp/pictures (boo!) was a nicely-lit picture of the lasagna we
baked the other day.

The first lasagna we baked was pretty good (yay Parmesan!), but this
one was much better because of the cheese mixture and the texture of
the top. We followed the instructions on the back of a box of
oven-ready lasagna noodles and used the sauce we’d prepared the day

The lasagna baked beautifully golden, without any burnt bits. I just
*had* to take a picture. I placed it on the counter and took out my
camera. W caught me fiddling with the stuff in the background,
clearing extra stuff away. He laughed and offered to use the lamp on
the table for lighting. “Should I hold it for you?” he asked.

I laughed and decided to take him seriously. I told him how my dad
taught me that food shots almost always look better with back light,
and we fiddled with the lighting a bit before I took a shot.

“Photographers’ daughters,” W said, shaking his head and smiling.

I told him that was what came of growing up around photographers and
food stylists. Maybe I’m just a late bloomer. ;)

But ah, lasagna! I have to confess that I was a little worried when I
was getting to know W because he’s lactose-intolerant and my favorite
kind of lasagna is extra extra cheesy, but he regularly eats more
cheese than I do. And now he knows that lasagna’s one of my comfort
foods and one of my weaknesses… =)

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