Andrew.

November 19, 2011

Goodbye trampoline. All 20 minutes of jumping were worth every bounce. I almost canceled our Craigslist buyers on their way over. What a great workout!! But alas, the trampoline is now gone.

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I swear the jumping started before the beer consumption!

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Andrew, Matt’s super cute younger brother, is here for the week! Welcome, Brain!

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So of course we celebrated – with Karen – at Beer Run tonight

I started with a Bluegrass Brewing Bourbon Barrel Stout – an old faithful [half pint]

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And ended with Brooklyn Chocolate Stout [also a 10 oz]

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For dinner we all consumed copious amounts of salad topped with roasted butternut squash and walnuts

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And split a giant platter of Beer Run Nachos – the best!!! [Except for the 5 raw onions I found inside..]

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Have a great pre-holiday weekend!! I have a feeling our holiday has begun and will last more than a week : )

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1 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn November 19, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Ahhahhaha you’re hilarious. NACHOOOSSS

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2 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 19, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Ahhhh those nachos look so good! And I BEGGED my mother for a trampoline when I was younger… to no avail.

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3 Amanda November 19, 2011 at 8:44 pm

That salad looks fantastic! How was the Brooklyn Chocolate Stout? I’m not a big beer drinker, but the chocolate part caught my attention. :)

I try to make all holidays last as long as possible. Have fun!

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4 Amy November 19, 2011 at 8:47 pm

I can’t believe how clear and accurate the trampoline pictures came out. LOL. Those are great.

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5 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) November 19, 2011 at 8:48 pm

i love trampoline pictures!

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6 NaturalEye Photography November 20, 2011 at 12:02 am

Me too!!

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7 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) November 19, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I would have kept the trampoline! Bouncing is fun :D

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8 Betsy November 19, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Those nachos are making my mouth water… food.porn. Don’tcha know that raw onions are oh so good for you?! They may taste strong, but those allium family members are potent elixirs

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9 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 19, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Congrats on parting with the trampoline. I used to love them when I was a kid but as an adult…the space that they would take up would not be worth it…then again, I dont even have a yard. I have a balcony :)

Beer run nachos look mighty good right about now!

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10 Shannon November 19, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Awww why did you sell the trampoline? Looks fun!!

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11 KathEats November 19, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Just something I thought we didn’t need (and a liability)

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12 Roxanne November 20, 2011 at 1:01 pm

I thought you sold it for the beer drinking!!

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13 Cathy November 21, 2011 at 12:47 pm

My girls had a trampoline & a neighbor kid jumped on it while we were gone and cut his chin open. Stitches and $$$. Liability for sure unless you can keep the neighbors kids out.

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14 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) November 19, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Those nachos! So cheesy! Have fun with your company!

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15 Cait's Plate November 19, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Oh my that plate of nachos looks INcredible!!

And I totally would’ve kept the trampoline. I remember we BEGGED my parents for it when we were younger. We finally got one for Christmas and I literally used it every single day. They’re SO fun!! :)

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16 Meg November 19, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Love the trampoline pics, Kath!! :D

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17 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 19, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Trampolines used to scare me! I remember going over to friend’s houses and jumping on them and having this crazy fear I was going to fall off and crack my head open. My parents must have done a good job filling my head with fear…;)

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18 Jen November 19, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Love the pic of Matt and Andrew laughing/talking.

Oh yes – Holidays are at least a few months long don’t ya know? :)

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19 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles November 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Who knew there were so many beer combinations to enjoy! I tend to be more of a wine drinker but I love a good beer! Here’s to the holidays!

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20 Liz @ Tip Top Shape November 19, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Those nachos look delicious!!

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21 Molly @ RDexposed November 19, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Love using the half pint glass!!!

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22 Meagan November 19, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Your onion aversion always makes me laugh!

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23 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! November 19, 2011 at 10:24 pm

That salad sounds incredible! I love roasted veggies on salad!

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24 Sana November 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I hope the new trampoline owners are having a blast!

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25 NaturalEye Photography November 19, 2011 at 11:55 pm

We will have a blast on it starting tomorrow!! The kids don’t know about it yet…but they will! Thanks Kath and Matt!! Bread was fantastabulotastic!! We told evey one we talked to tonight!!

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26 KathEats November 20, 2011 at 9:42 am

Glad you enjoyed the bread!!!

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27 Sheila November 19, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Fun! Tonight we got to try the La Citrueille Celeste de Citracado, which is a collaboration between Stone Brew Co and two others. Really good… dark and citrus and pumpkin, sounds weird but works. Also, I just bought the light kit that you’ve recommended. Thanks a bunch.

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28 NaturalEye Photography November 20, 2011 at 12:01 am

Would this light kit be in regards to photography in any way?? I am also looking for lighting..any suggestions? (If not about photography, than just shuush me and tell me to mund my own business…) ;)

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29 KathEats November 20, 2011 at 9:41 am

Hey Christie! This is the light kit I have for dinnertime photography at home: http://www.amazon.com/CowboyStudio-Studio-Umbrella-Continuous-Lighting/dp/B001NDYTKA

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30 KathEats November 20, 2011 at 9:40 am

Sounds amazing Sheila!

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31 Angel7 November 19, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Nachos are great!

I know that you probably answered this question for many other people — the answer is probably embedded on your site somewhere :) — but I cannot find the answer on your site. What brand/kind of camera do you use?

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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32 NaturalEye Photography November 19, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I was about to ask the same thing!! I love getting new ideas and your pics are gorgeous!!

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33 KathEats November 20, 2011 at 9:41 am

I have a Canon Rebel XSI DSLR with a Canon 35mm f/2.0 lens!

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34 Baking Serendipity November 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Looks like an awesome weekend! (Minus the trampoline sale…I loved my best friend’s in high school and miss it all the time!)

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35 Ashley @ coffee cake and cardio November 19, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Love the trampoline pictures! Cute!

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36 Khushboo November 19, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Kath you wouldve been sick if you saw the pizza my friend ordered yesterday: full on onion topping! Even for someone who Ioves onions, it was too intense for me to even have a slice!

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37 Roxanne November 20, 2011 at 1:04 pm

If the onions are fried, I would eat it, onions that are raw is yucky.

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38 Living, Learning, Eating November 20, 2011 at 1:58 am

That salad looks amazing!

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39 Irina November 20, 2011 at 3:52 am

love the trampoline pictures, it must have been a health and safety hazard “trampolining” with the camera, but the photos came out great

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40 Clare @ SweetnSimple November 20, 2011 at 6:14 am

Oh that is SO my type of salad!

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41 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count November 20, 2011 at 7:39 am

I always wanted to try a trampoline, but being hugely clumsy I was certain I’d injure myself to the point that Humpty Dumpty could not be put back together again!

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42 Roxanne November 20, 2011 at 1:08 pm

You can put bumper walls like they do with inflatable trampolines! I hope you know what I mean…

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43 Jules @ La Petite Maison Verte November 20, 2011 at 7:41 am

Love the roasted squash on the salad! Isn’t it so great to have family in town for the holidays!?!

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44 Stephanie @ Keep Calm and Love Life November 20, 2011 at 7:49 am

You’re a pretty skilled photographer while jumping on that trampoline! I would fail and probably only manage to snap pictures of my foot…or a tree. HA! It’s a shame more restaurants don’t serve roasted butternut squash over salad, it’s the most delicious way to eat it!

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45 Emmy (WIne and Butter) November 20, 2011 at 7:49 am

Those nachos look absolutely fantastic!!! Good nachos are probably the thing I miss the most here in the Uk (okay – Mexican full stop!) – it may seem a total given to you but having access to good Mexican is defnitely something to feel thankful for this year :).

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46 Hope November 20, 2011 at 8:44 am

The trampoline looks like fun! That salad looks absolutely delicious! I love butternut squash. Sounds like a fun time :)

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47 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles November 20, 2011 at 8:53 am

I know, jumping on the trampoline is a *super* workout! :) I seriously could have lived on one as a child- we had one, I kind of did live on it!

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48 Mary Louzan November 20, 2011 at 9:03 am

I bet your brother-in-law, Brian (Brain) is a smart guy :) Love your blog and it has inspired me to eat real food and lose weight gradually. I’m also enjoying your mom’s blog since that is timely for me too.Happy Thanksgiving week!

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49 Mary L. November 20, 2011 at 9:07 am

Oops, I see his real name is Andrew :)

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50 KathEats November 20, 2011 at 9:42 am

We call Andrew “The Brain” :)

Glad you’re enjoyed the blogs!!

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51 Allison November 20, 2011 at 10:45 am

I LOVED our trampoline when I was a kid but sadly we had to get rid of it for insurance reasons… That’s when I learned that insurance company’s are fun-suckers :P

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52 Roxanne November 20, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Yeah, they are the “death” of the party, not the life!

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53 Laurie November 20, 2011 at 11:12 am

Andrew is so cute!!! Glad you had fun on the trampoline one last time!

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54 Stacy @ Say it with Sprinkles November 20, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Awww, I miss having a trampoline! Sadly, they’re definitely not the prettiest addition to a yard, haha!

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55 Roxanne November 20, 2011 at 1:11 pm

you can definitely make it look pretty by putting lace all around…..

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56 Kristen @ Random Ramblings November 20, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Andrew’s cute! Is he single? ;) How does he feel about Texas?

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57 KathEats November 20, 2011 at 1:12 pm

He’s actually not ;)

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58 Roxanne November 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Kath, how come all your beer are dark like molasses? The only beer I have seen are the color of “apple juice”, golden-ish

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59 KathEats November 20, 2011 at 1:14 pm

‘Cause I really like dark beers. I really don’t like yellow ones – except for some IPAs and some Belgian beers. You’ll never see me drinking a Bud Light, Coors, etc. unless it’s an emergency – or a frat party! They have so little flavor.

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60 Roxanne November 20, 2011 at 1:19 pm

What does it taste like then? Is it an acquired taste? I never really liked the yellow beers either, so maybe I will like the dark ones?

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61 KathEats November 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Maybe a little acquired. See if you can find a beer tasting in your town and go try some out. I like them high alcohol, thick and malty. Barleywines are my favorite!

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62 Roxanne November 20, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Thanks Kath, I’ll try that!

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63 Karen November 20, 2011 at 1:23 pm

an emergency?! Kath – you crack me up :)

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64 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl November 20, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Love the trampoline pics! Very cool.
And Andrew – momentarily mistook for Matt. Definitely tell the resemblence.
Glad you had a great beer night.

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65 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 20, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Saw those pictures on your twitter–hysterical. They came out so clear, too! I’ve done that before and my photos came out super blurry haha

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66 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings November 21, 2011 at 9:12 am

Extended holiday is exactly what has happened at our house…not exactly planned for either, which makes it even more fun! Enjoy :)

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