Charmed By A Pumpkin

October 3, 2011



Is it old new yet? Because it’s not old news here. Nope, pumpkin season is just getting started! Still working on my 6 pound can. It’s about 1/3 of the way gone : )


Today’s mix

  • 1/4 cup Scottish oats (steel cut pulverized in the blender to nearly a flour)
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup milk, 1/2 cup water
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin, stirred in at end
  • Few tbsp wheatberries, stirred in at end
  • Pinch ground cloves, pinch all spice, sprinkle cinnamon, grate of fresh nutmeg
  • Fig butter + Barney Butter on top




Friend For The Ride

My mom finally started a blog! Her niche is women’s issues, specifically menopause. The blog is part memoir, part humor, part idea exchange for women both young and old. Today’s topic: Cravings! Hope you’ll check it out : )


Mom has a blog. Sister has a blog. Dad……?

Rain is coming down…again. But the forecast looks good. Tomorrow I’m going to visit my grandmother and mother in Maryland, so I’m hoping for sunny skies soon!

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1 Molly @ RDexposed October 3, 2011 at 7:41 am

The bears need a blog! My bear says he’s ready to guest blog for them any day. Their blog tagline: Always Feeling Stuffed.


2 KathEats October 3, 2011 at 7:41 am



3 Mom October 3, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Love the name of the bears’ blog!


4 Chad @ thebreakupnote October 3, 2011 at 7:41 am

This is one of the most inventive bowls of oatmeal I’ve ever seen.


5 Khushboo October 3, 2011 at 7:41 am

Ohh that breakfast looks delicious, and such a pretty color- very Halloween-ish especially with the fig butter on top!


6 Krissy @ Shiawase Life October 3, 2011 at 7:43 am

That overhead view of your tea (?) is so smooth and glassy it doesn’t look real!


7 KathEats October 3, 2011 at 7:52 am

I promise you it was 😉


8 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf October 3, 2011 at 7:52 am

Yay for family with blogs! Both my sisters have had blogs in the past. One of them actually still keeps one. :)

Pumpkin is most definitely NOT old news here! They’re just barely showing up, but they’re coming with a vengeance! I also just discovered that Lubbock (the closest large town/city to my town) is absolutely OBSESSED with all things Halloween! I’m a very lucky gal. 😉


9 J @ Ess and Jae V2.0 October 3, 2011 at 7:53 am

Awesome about your Mom’s blog. Yay! I’ve just turned 50 and am approaching (very slowly, I hope) this topic. My sis and I started a blog about being 40+/50+ and we’ll look to your Mom for guidance. My Mom can’t remember any of it — she’s 80+!


10 Mom October 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Cute about your mom. That’s partly how I got going. Lots of my friends can’t remember a thing. Good luck with the blog and keep in touch.


11 J @ Ess and Jae V2.0 October 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Thanks! We definitely will. And we want to hear the good AND the bad. Tell it like it is.


12 Katie October 3, 2011 at 7:54 am

So cool about your mom having a blog now too! The bears need their own blog next ; )

Loving the pumpkin breakfast!

Happy Monday! xoxo


13 Mom October 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm

The bears are working on it, but they need to finish soccer season first.


14 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl October 3, 2011 at 7:58 am

I second Chad’s comment. Bet it was pretty yummy

And congrats to the girl’s of the family for blogging. :)


15 Karen October 3, 2011 at 7:59 am

Go, Mama Kerf! I’m excited to see the entry of a new voice for the Boomer demographic!


16 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy October 3, 2011 at 8:02 am

That is so exciting about your moms blog! And your post reminds me that I am out of pumpkin and need to stock back up on it! I miss pumpkin oats in the morning!


17 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries October 3, 2011 at 8:03 am

That’s great your mom started a blog – how fun! Her background was the same one I initially used when I started on Wordpress. :) And pumpkin is never old news here…mmm love it!


18 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes October 3, 2011 at 8:05 am

Your oats look fantastic! :)


19 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 3, 2011 at 8:11 am

I’m forwarding this to my mom! She’ll love it, going through that “stage” herself right now :)


20 Anna @ On Anna's Plate October 3, 2011 at 8:15 am

Pumpkin can’t be old yet…it’s only three days into October :-)

How cool that your mom started a blog too! Y’all are a blogging family for sure :-)


21 Aine @ Something to Chew Over October 3, 2011 at 8:19 am

Yum this looks great! Maybe you should change the blog name to Kath Eats Pumpkin :)


22 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 3, 2011 at 8:20 am

Lovely pumpkin props this morning Kath! That’s so great that your mom started a blog too! I’m going to head over and check it out now.


23 Angela @ PattycakesnPancakes October 3, 2011 at 8:24 am

I checked it out yesterday. She had me cracking up. I’ll make sure to follow. :-)


24 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio October 3, 2011 at 8:31 am

YAY for Mommy blog!! I’m glad she’s decided to start one.

Your oats this morning look awesome! I bought 4 cans of pumpkin yesterday, woop woop!


25 Lynn @ the actor's diet October 3, 2011 at 8:39 am

Love that your family blogs! My hubby has one too though it’s more of a site:

Each day they show a video of a guy giving advice about love. They’re being turned into a book, a movie, & my hubby has even been interviewed as a “love expert” for!!!


26 KathEats October 3, 2011 at 8:49 am

Oh how cool!!


27 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope October 3, 2011 at 8:40 am

Those oats look delicious! I am craving pumpkin oats! Good thing I was able to find some canned pumpkin. I really need to stock up. :)


28 Lauren October 3, 2011 at 8:41 am

Ok, pumpkin oats for breakfast it is! Congrats to your mom, that’s awesome.


29 [email protected] October 3, 2011 at 8:43 am

Good for your mom, there’s always time to try something new in life. And pumpkin never gets old.


30 Kristina October 3, 2011 at 8:53 am

Honestly, does pumpkin EVER get old?


31 Estela @ Weekly Bite October 3, 2011 at 9:11 am

Your mom’s blog is so cute!


32 Cat @Breakfast to Bed October 3, 2011 at 9:22 am

If my dad had a blog it would be like the old guy down the street who scares kids for fun…in written form.


33 Elisabeth October 3, 2011 at 9:46 am

Way to go, Mom! 😀


34 Daria October 3, 2011 at 9:47 am

Do you use the vitamix blender?


35 KathEats October 3, 2011 at 1:08 pm



36 Cait's Plate October 3, 2011 at 10:17 am

Haha – the family that blogs together sticks together :) My sisters both have blogs too – it’s so fun to be able to talk “blog things” with family :)

Your breakfast looks incredible. I cannot wait for my move to be over to so I can break open a can of pumpkin and add it to my oats!


37 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 3, 2011 at 10:31 am

I couldn’t imagine working through a 6 lb can! I had to get a 1 lb can (there were no normal sized cans at my grocery store? :( ) and while I love pumpkin it just feels like sooooo much! More baking in my future I guess! 😉


38 Angel7 October 3, 2011 at 10:34 am

The blog world is contagious in your family, that is, all but your dad :) Maybe he will soon get the bug :)


39 Deva @ Deva by Definition October 3, 2011 at 10:55 am

Your breakfast looks so yummy! I am hoping to get a can of pumpkin at the store this week – I want to try making pumpkin-dipped french toast!


40 Caitlin October 3, 2011 at 11:13 am

I never get sick of pumpkin!

I will also have to introduce your mom’s blog to my mom…since she is now being introduced to the lovely menopause. haha


41 kathleen @ the daily crumb October 3, 2011 at 11:16 am

yay for a new blog!!

love the endless pumpkin, kath! i will never get sick of it. despite the chilly chicago temps, i sipped on a delicious pumpkin pie smoothie this morning. YUM!


42 Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine October 3, 2011 at 11:19 am

Aw trips to see family are always the best. :) Enjoy it Kath!


43 genevieve October 3, 2011 at 11:29 am

This looks absolutely wonderful. I love the idea of adding fig butter, too! Never would have thought of that one. I’m so happy it’s finally really fall! Pumpkins, cider, and scarves. Whats not to love?


44 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 3, 2011 at 11:43 am

a 6 pound can?! Holy smokes. That is awesome!

I want pumpkin oats soon now…. :)


45 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather October 3, 2011 at 11:51 am

Pumpkin never gets old!


46 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled October 3, 2011 at 11:52 am

Your family are blogging crazy! What a great outlet for your mom and I’m sure there’s a huge group of women out there who would benefit from here experiences. Good for her!

I must get more of that fig butter. It’s so good on oatmeal!


47 Mama Pea October 3, 2011 at 11:54 am

That cup of coffee looks so gorgeous I could cry.


48 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) October 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Congrats to your mom! I like her blog’s niche. Sounds like a great read. :)


49 TeenyLittleSuperChef October 3, 2011 at 12:43 pm

That’s so neat about your mom starting a blog. She has the same layout and background that I use. I look forward to reading what she has to say. And to answer your question, no pumpkin oats is not old yet. It NEVER gets old. I could eat it every morning. By the way, do you cook your wheatberries before adding them in or are they totally raw. I would think you would need to cook them, right?


50 Mom October 3, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Kath’s sister Laura found it for me. We thought it went well with the roller coaster theme. Looks great on your blog too!


51 Katelyn October 3, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I love the photo of your cup of tea! (I’m assuming it’s tea since you’re on a tea kick, but it almost looks like coffee!) I’ll definitely check out your mom’s blog–thanks for sharing! :)


52 katie @KatieDid October 3, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Gosh I was on the brink of giving coffee a rest because I haven’t been craving it as much lately, but that gorgeous seamless cup has possibly made me change my mind. Darn!


53 dana October 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Sorry if you’ve already addressed this, but how are you keeping all that pumpkin from going bad?


54 KathEats October 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I eat it quickly! (not kidding..)


55 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 3, 2011 at 1:36 pm

NEVER tired of pumpkin. And that’s so great for your mom, I’ll definitely check it out! She’s going to have some serious stats her first day blogging!


56 Maria October 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I have also been on a pumpkin kick. Actually, more of a all types of winter squash kick. Butternut squash soup, stuffed acorn squash, sweet potato pumpkin smoothies…and the list could go on.

Thanks for all your inspiration. You are a very special and gifted person who brings joy to many people.


57 Rachael October 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm

The pumpkin oats look amazing (changed my life when I first read about you eating them!), and congrats to your mom on her blog. It would be perfect reading for MY mom…I’ll pass it on for sure :)


58 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) October 3, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Matt needs a brewing blog!

p.s. I read some of your moms blog last week and it’s so funny!


59 KathEats October 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm

He HAD a brewing blog but he dropped the ball and eventually let it go to the internet compost :(


60 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) October 3, 2011 at 5:48 pm

aww bummer! I know my bf would love to read his brewing adventures now that he’s home brewing.


61 Hillary October 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm

I took your lead and made some cottage cheese/pumpkin oats last night. They were to die for!


62 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 3, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Pumpkin never gets old for me either. If I had a 6 lb can, I would happily eat pumpkin oatmeal everyday until it was gone! 😛

Congrats to your mom on starting her blog!


63 Mom October 3, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Thank you ALL for checking out my blog and for your kind words. Those of you who are younger, please tell your moms!


64 maggie October 3, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I have been eating pumpkin in my oats every morning for past 2 weeks. I add blueberries instead of banana. What is barney butter?


65 KathEats October 3, 2011 at 9:13 pm

It’s an amazing roasted almond butter


66 Mel October 3, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Great to find your mom’s blog! If I should ever get tired of pictures of bowls of oatmeal (as if!) your mom offers up a (cute!) bowl of unused tampons! Awesome!

What a blogging legacy. Y’all must be beaming!


67 Mom October 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Just saw this. Fun comment. My own mom is mortified. Glad Kath isn’t too!


68 JenATX October 3, 2011 at 10:03 pm

love the additions of the mini pumpkins in the pics… buying a mini pumpkin in October for my bedroom was always one of my favorite traditions growing up :)


69 Meghan @ Day-to-Day Crazy October 3, 2011 at 10:52 pm

I love that your mom started a blog, that is so awesome.

Also, those tiny pumpkins are too cute.


70 Kristen Waby October 4, 2011 at 8:42 am

Yummy brekkie! Congrats to you Mom! I love her page design :)


71 Ali October 4, 2011 at 10:46 am

I wish for October to stay forever if we’ll be getting this kind of dishes. Look so delicious *drooling*


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