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Ten Casseroles

I smell like an onion. I have raw duck breasts sitting in my refrigerator. And I just found a piece of parsley stuck to the bottom of my foot. Who am I right now?

Clam shells with veggies in a skillet.

This weekend, something crazy happened. I was about to go to the gym so that I could take it easy on the elliptical while playing on my phone. #trashy

But instead of going to the gym, I agreed to photograph ten casseroles for Bon Appetit. Before Monday.

But really, it was no big deal. I was just a hot mess all weekend, but seriously, NBD.

I started cooking on Saturday. I ate at least 5 buffalo chicken fingers before 9am. I didn't hate it.

Food on a white plate.

Then I started cooking on Sunday. That was when I added butter to a pan of bacon.

You could say these recipes were a little on the heavy side.

Like, heavy cream and butter side. Which also puts them on the delicious side.

Food in a skillet.

The bottom line is that between me, Bjork, and our tiny kitchen, we managed to pump out TEN count'em TEN gourmet casseroles and photograph them before Monday.

And I'm eating cold macaroni and cheese out of a mug for a bedtime snack as I write this, so I think that's an indicator that today's post will be on the lighter side.

I will let you know when my photos go up on the BonAppetit website, in case you're interested.

In the meantime, you need to get ready for Wednesday's post. It's chocolate and it will make you fall in love.

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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    Oh My Gosh!! That is totally awesome that your photos will be on Bon Appetite! You are such an inspiration. When I grow up, I want to be YOU! 🙂
    Also – I fear duck. I’ve never made it. Maybe that should be a goal of mine for 2012. Conquer my fear of duck. . . .

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      Me either! I have no idea what to do with these duck breasts. I was supposed to get duck legs for one of the recipes, but couldn’t find them so bought duck breasts instead. Then I found out that I should really substitute chicken legs, so I’m stuck with these duck breasts. Well, not stuck with them… I’ve heard they’re really good, and they were quite expensive! Now I just need to figure out how to make them!

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      Thankfully our friends all like to eat, too… so we’ve been delivering casseroles like crazy!

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      This weekend it felt more like the opportunity to drive myself crazy… but now that it’s done, it feels more like a great opportunity. 🙂

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    bon appetit, so fun! i stumbled on your blog and love your writing. and i have finally just broken my december mac + cheese habit, btw! congrats and can’t wait to see more goodies! channing

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      Thanks! I have yet to break the habit, and I don’t see it anytime in the near future… 🙂

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        Thanks! They’re definitely not my recipes 🙂 with clams, duck, and oysters, oh my! But lots of fun to try some new stuff!

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    WOW are we impressed! We look forward to seeing the BonAppetit website–good for you to take on such an assignment. We love your sense of humor as well! Looking forward to chocolate Wednesday!

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    Hi! I had to check out your food blog after hearing your husband mention it at a workshop I attended today. He made us laugh a lot!!! My sister is an independent food stylist (her main client is General Mills) and we LOVE food! p.s. my husband is an avid hunter and I cook duck all of the time, there is nothing to fear! Congratulations on the BonAppetit assignment and best of luck with your blog!

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    p.s. (again) The Pioneer Woman blog has a great Red Thai Duck Curry recipe…check it out!

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      That sounds amazing…and I am in need of some duck inspiration! Thanks for the tip! And I guess I didn’t know Bjork would be advertising for my blog on retreat but I’m glad you stopped by to check it out! 🙂

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    I am wondering how the great Bon Appetite opportunity came your way. So exciting for you. We all know how great your food photos are….now the world (wide web!) will know. ; )

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      Thanks! I was actually emailed by the editor asking if I’d be willing to take on the project on short notice and I agreed to do it!

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    10 casseroles in one weekend sounds like the kind of weekend that would leave me crying in the fetal position! Good job!

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      That’s about how I felt once I got started. Once I finished and could actually sit down… I felt a little better! 🙂

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    Hi Lindsay,
    Your Grandma & Aunt Susan just left here, and , of course, Grandma insisted I look up your skillfulcook. Very interesting – you are doing a great job, and am sure it gives you lots of pleasure. Keep it up.
    And I am your Great Aunt, in case you are wondering.

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      Hi Marlys! Thanks for checking out my site! I hope you had a nice visit with Grandma and Susan! 🙂