Cooked To Order

November 28, 2009

Mom and Dad had to get on the road early this morning to make it back to RDU for a Duke game! So I made them one final breakfast, cooked to order.

Mom requested pumpkin oatmeal with crumbled tea cake.

Dad requested a French press coffee demo.

I had both!



The oatmeal was prepared with 1/3 cup oat portions, pieces of a tiny banana, chia seeds, pumpkin, crumbled tea cake and a tiny bit of Barney Butter for me. Gotta cut back somehwere!


The house is empty now and I’m busying myself washing sheets and towels and picking up crumbs from the weekend. Matt and I are headed to the gym in about an hour and then we’re headed up to Davidson to have lunch with my college roommates, Meredith and Alaa’, who both just happen to be in the area this weekend!

Tonight’s going to be as low-key as possible. Turkey sandwiches and a movie?

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1 christie @ honoring health November 28, 2009 at 8:51 am

Turkey sandwiches and a movie sound like a wonderful way to spend a Saturday night!


2 Meg November 28, 2009 at 8:58 am

I was just getting ready to say the same exact thing as Christie – turkey sandwiches and a movie sound like the perfect ending to a Saturday! But before that – hope you enjoy your gym time and the company of your friend!! Hopefully the weather is nice :)



3 Brittany November 28, 2009 at 9:05 am

Enjoying catching up with your college roomies!


4 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 28, 2009 at 9:07 am

I’m ready for a low key day, too!


5 Food Makes Fun Fuel November 28, 2009 at 9:17 am

Turkey sandwiches and add cranberry sauce and I think that’ll be my evening, haha


6 Tania @ Moment Anew November 28, 2009 at 9:18 am

Mmmmm….turkey sandwiches….you should try making Giada’s turkey tettrazini with those leftovers! So warm and comfy :)


7 Cara (Cara Craves...) November 28, 2009 at 9:22 am

Leftover turkey is the best…there are so many different meals that can be created.
Grilled turkey and cranberry sandwiches being one of my favs.


8 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 28, 2009 at 9:33 am

I think I remember you mentioning your dad’s not much of a breakfast eater.

Hope he enjoyed the french press demo 😉


9 Kath November 28, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Good memory!!! He took the FP with him, so I hope he likes it!


10 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope November 28, 2009 at 9:36 am

You certainly have the best bed and breakfast out there Kath! No one can beat your delicious cooked to order breakfasts! 😉

Sounds like you and Matt have a fun day ahead. Have a great time!


11 Karla November 28, 2009 at 9:37 am

I love that you make your mom oats! My mom only eats oatmeal from a packet! I can’t get her to eat my delicious (and far more nutritious) creations!


12 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) November 28, 2009 at 9:41 am

I love making oats for other people…especially when they come out perfectly and you find yourself convincing other people that oats are far from boring. 😀

Have fun today! Turkey sandwiches and a movie sounds like a wonderful idea. 😀


13 Lindsay November 28, 2009 at 9:43 am

Yumm. Your oats always look so good and than when I make them they don’t taste nearly as good as yours look. I have a question. Those great harvest muffins you’ve been putting pieces of into your oats look delicious. Where do you buy great harvest products?


14 Kath November 28, 2009 at 9:15 pm

At Great Harvest!!! It’s the bakery where Matt works.


15 jenna November 28, 2009 at 10:04 am

have a great day! oats look fab as always!


16 skinnyrunner November 28, 2009 at 10:34 am

i love the coral looking bowl!
turkey and a movie sound fabo to me.


17 Jenn (www. ) November 28, 2009 at 10:35 am

I have to try a cake or muffin on oats, looks like it belongs there, as if sitting on top of its batter. :)



18 Tina November 28, 2009 at 10:51 am

Leftovers and a movie…that describes my night last night :) Perfectly relaxing and cozy! Have fun!


19 Katy H. @ These Beautiful Feet November 28, 2009 at 11:06 am

I feel like being so lazy after the holiday! I am forcing myself to go running the treadmill..bad habits can form fast so I am trying to get active asap! :) But a lazy, relaxing night is definitely in order. Simple dinner and a movie sounds perfect, maybe I will do the same. :)


20 Light Delight with Tou Tou November 28, 2009 at 11:30 am

yeah, low-key day for me too, ! so stuffed for the turkey day! 😀


21 Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama November 28, 2009 at 11:45 am

Yay for leftovers!


22 Erin November 28, 2009 at 11:46 am

Hi Kath, this comment is not so much in response to this post as it is about OATMEAL. Pancakes that is. I tried your recipe for oatmeal pancake and have been LOVIN’ it!! I showed it to my sister when I visited her in Colorado for t-giving. Now she’s a fan, too.

Just wanted to say Thanks for a great little recipe. It has changed my life. Okay, not really, but it is my new favorite breakfast. I haven’t tried any of your oatmeal combo’s yet, but look forward to those too.


23 Kath November 28, 2009 at 9:15 pm

So happy to hear it !


24 K November 28, 2009 at 12:12 pm

One of these days I have got to put a muffin on my oats. That sounds so comforting! Enjoy your day :)


25 Mama Pea November 28, 2009 at 12:14 pm

I love how your smaller spoonful of Barney Butter is cutting back! So sensible. :) Hope you pick a good movie!!!


26 Ameena November 28, 2009 at 12:31 pm

The muffin on oats idea sounds great. I can’t wait to try it as well. Barney Butter too! I still haven’t been able to try that either!


27 Susan November 28, 2009 at 12:36 pm

I loooove having guests over and making big batches of oats for them in the morning. Or just breakfasts in general. Not dinner though 😛 Enjoy your Saturday!


28 Paige@ RunningAroundNormal November 28, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Have a good time watching a movie and kicking it low-key!


29 Sam (Merit to the Carrot) November 28, 2009 at 1:15 pm

I love making breakfast for the family :)


30 Alison November 28, 2009 at 2:40 pm

LOVE the bowls!
i have a definite fetisch for pretty bowls and mugs.
that pumpkin-chocolate chip loaf sounded so good…
any chance of posting the recipe,
or at least one of similar calibre?
looks so good with oatmeal;
i used to eat them with fruit and yogurt in the morning.
suddenly i’m inspired to try that again… 😉


31 Kath November 28, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Thanks Alison.

The pumpkin loaf was from Great Harvest so I don’t have the recipe. Matt does, but it’s a secret!


32 Cynthia (It All Changes) November 28, 2009 at 2:45 pm

I love making food for family. It makes me feel accomplished. My mom loves when I cook for her.

Have a relaxing day :-)


33 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now November 28, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Have a fun rest of your day!!!


34 MIchelle (Food, Friends, and Fun) November 28, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Sounds exactly like my day… turkey sandwiches (leftovers!) and a movie! By the way, love your oatmeal recipe!


35 Paula November 28, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Can’t wait to see you always, amazing lunch.


36 Patricia November 28, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Good Afternoon, Kath!
I bought some delicious bread, brie, apples, and pecans…. I saw a delicious sandwich on your blog a few weeks ago and I want to try it, but now I can’t find it!
May you please post quick instructions to make it?
— Patricia


37 Kath November 28, 2009 at 9:17 pm

I’m not sure which sandwich this was, but as for instructions, just layer on the delicious ingredients!


38 klm November 28, 2009 at 3:44 pm

heyyyyyyy!! stop by for ham bone + potato soup on your way home!!!!!


39 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 28, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Hey Kath,

Have you seen the movie Easy Virtue with Jessica Biel and Colin Firth? I think you’d like it!


40 Kath November 28, 2009 at 9:17 pm

No! I’ll look on Netflix


41 Meggilizz November 28, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Sounds like a great day!! :)


42 maria November 28, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Turkey sandwiches and a movie sound like a fantastic plan to me! 😀


43 Mom November 28, 2009 at 6:57 pm


I’m with your mom. I love the flavored oatmeal from a packet, but in honor of Kath, I try to add at least a banana or some other fruit. Maybe your mom would do the same!



44 amanda November 28, 2009 at 8:46 pm

My evening consisted of catching up around the house since we were gone all week. I do love the fact you cooked to order for your parents. :)


45 Kim Nixon November 28, 2009 at 9:14 pm

How do you make pumpkin oatmeal? Yummy!


46 Kath November 28, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Just stir in canned pumpkin when the oats are done cooking.



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