Baked oatmeal with fresh fruit is a wholesome and delicious breakfast treat, and I have the pictures to prove it!
Every now and again I go digging through the Comfortably Domestic Archives in search of a favorite recipe that hasn’t seen the light of day in awhile. I don’t like my favorite recipes to feel lonely or neglected, so I pull them up just to say hello. Invariably on these trips down Memory Lane, I roll my eyes at my early writings, discover a few editing errors, wind up cringing at the photography that I freely set forth for all the world to see.
Early on in my blogging career, I promised myself that I wouldn’t edit old posts, so that I’d have a tangible reminder of how far I’ve come as a writer, photographer, and recipe developer since that fateful day that I first clicked Publish three years ago.
Which is all fine and good…in theory.
Except for the part where I’m stalked by the hack photography, poor word choices, and disconnected story-lines in my sleep. Take this Baked Oatmeal for instance. I can not, in good conscience, leave a photograph that more closely resembles Alpo than anything designed for human consumption. Leaving an unappetizing photograph with a perfectly good recipe feels a little irresponsible.
Good recipes suffer from bad photography.
I’ll try to leave well enough alone, but when it really, really bothers me (and time permits,) I’ll update a photo or two in the interest of keeping the foodstuffs visually appealing. I’m in nowhere close to being an accomplished photographer, but I am always learning little tricks along the way so that I can improve. I definitely benefit from the perspective of looking back for ways to enhance my content.
From time to time, I may even share particularly dramatic transformations. Just for grins and giggles!
In the meantime, try the Baked Oatmeal!
It’s a hearty, nutritious breakfast that comes together in a jiffy, and is especially lovely when adorned with dried or fresh fruit.