Déjà Soup

October 6, 2010

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Sure looks a lot like my pumpkin oatmeal breakfast to me!

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Are you sure it’s not the same meal!?

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Thanks to Chelsea for giving me the rest of her roasted acorn squash last night! I was able to chop it up and cooked it with leftover butternut squash soup from our party into a delicious morphed stew. I added 3 slices of pork I brought home from my dinner as well, and topped it all with cheese and sour cream (man I had forgotten how good real sour cream is!). It was souper filling.

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Here is the RECIPE for the Curried Butternut Soup we made in the slow cooker for our party. It’s a winner!!

Creamy Curry Butternut Soup

Matt – with his classy dishes – used up our bread and made a oozing grilled cheese for lunch. When it came out of the oven I was jealous, so he shared a corner with me to complement my lunch.

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Thanks Kanz!

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YOGA this morning was good. Lots of shoulder and chest openers – just what I needed! And biking around this town is pure bliss. Mountains in the distance, people to watch.

I was going to drive to Roanoke today for a dietetics meeting, but I decided that 4 hours of driving and $35 were a bit much for the event. So I canceled the trip and now have an open afternoon to get some things done.

We’re embarking on a trip down south this weekend for Matt’s dad’s wedding! Through Charlotte to see our friends and then to Spartanburg (where Matt is from) for the weekend festivities. I don’t think I’ll have time for any meet ups in SC, but I am going to see BRENDAN JAMES again in Charlotte on Monday 10/11 if anyone wants to join!

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1 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin October 6, 2010 at 12:28 pm

I looove getting creative with leftovers and you did an awesome job with that! I had pumpkin as the star of both my breakfast and lunch today – LOVE.

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2 Estela @ Weekly Bite October 6, 2010 at 12:29 pm

You lucky gal! Getting to see Brendan James! Love him!

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3 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) October 6, 2010 at 12:29 pm

GREAT lunch! Espec Matt’s dish – so cool :)

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4 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen October 6, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Wish I could be in Charlotte to see the concert! He was AMAZING the last time I saw him. :)

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5 Samantha @ Bikini Birthday October 6, 2010 at 12:31 pm

I prefer my grilled cheese fried in a pan rather than baked.

I have it so infrequently that it’s worth it to indulge in a fried sammie once in a while.

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6 Heather (Heather's Dish) October 6, 2010 at 12:31 pm

MY mouth started watering so bad with that grilled cheese…i can’t imagine how you must have felt!

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7 Melissa @ HerGreenLife October 6, 2010 at 12:31 pm

It’s great to have someone to share with — I’m always nibbling off my husband’s plate ;) That all looks quite tasty and filling!

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8 Carolyn @ lovinlosing October 6, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Oh, man, that grilled cheese looks amazing!! The weather has turned cool here (at least for a little while) and I’m craving soups. I’ve never had butternut squash before, but the husband has had butternut squash soup at a local restaurant and really liked it so I am hoping to make some.

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9 Andrea (@ Puppy Dog Tales) October 6, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Seems like everyone is eating butternut squash this week. Must be that time of year. Yum! Yours looks great!

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10 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 6, 2010 at 12:33 pm

LOVE Brendan James! That’s so cool that you get to go and see him again. I’d kill for that soup right now.. my office is FREEZING!

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11 Jessica @ How Sweet October 6, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I love soups that are think and stew-like. Delish.

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12 Camille October 6, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Tasty looking lunch!
Especially the grilled cheese, my favorite food of all time :)

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13 Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life October 6, 2010 at 12:38 pm

That grilled cheese looks so great! I now have a graving for one.

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14 Michelle @ IronDivas October 6, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I never thought to make my grilled cheese in the oven… I will have to try that.

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15 Kacy October 6, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Soup just isn’t complete with a grilled cheese :) I love real sour cream.

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16 Kate October 6, 2010 at 12:40 pm

That grilled cheese looks to die for. Yum.

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17 Erica October 6, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Hey Kath! If you do ever go to Roanoke and want a blog reader to show you around, let me know! I’ll show you our awesome little farmer’s market and some of the best restaurants :)

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18 Tina October 6, 2010 at 12:42 pm

I just love suddenly open afternoons! I could really use one right now..but I don’t see that happening. :(

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19 Kim October 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm

I just had a grilled apple and cheddar sandwich from the urban farmhouse in richmond. when you come into town next week, you should check it out if you havent been already? the entire place is amazing and the food is delicious to boot. they serve all fresh and local foods, changing the menu w/ the seasons.

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20 Keri October 6, 2010 at 12:56 pm

I absolutely LOVE how pretty your bowl is! Although don’t get me wrong, what’s IN the bowl is just as pretty as well…. pretty delicioussss.

And yay for soup puns! :D

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21 Kelly October 6, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Grilled cheese looking yummy. Never baked it in the oven. What is the temp and cook time if you do not mind sharing? I have a great blueberry infused cheese I bought the other day and would love to try it in the oven!

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22 the husband October 6, 2010 at 1:09 pm

I used the broiler for this one. I toasted both sides of the bread first. I left one a little under-toasted, and then added the cheese. Another couple minutes and the cheese was oozy and delicious.

The most important part of a grilled cheese sandwich is making sure the bread gets cooked too… gooey cheese is nothing if it’s only supported by flabby bread.

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23 Kelly October 6, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Thanks!!! I plan on using Great Harvest bread!

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24 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg October 6, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Oooh, I LOVE the addition of some cheddar cheese to that soup!!

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25 Amanda October 6, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Grilled cheese in the oven? Why haven’t I tried this? Ok, there’s my lunch for tomorrow.

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26 Kristina @ spabettie October 6, 2010 at 1:04 pm

GAAH that sandwich looks PERFECT.

the soup looks yum too! :D

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27 Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews October 6, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Yum! I love soups this time of year. I am a dietary manager at a nursing home and we are going to make a similar soup for all of the residents for Halloween!

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28 Paige October 6, 2010 at 1:13 pm

http://www.riverfronttimes.com/2010-10-06/news/tastes-like-chicken/

Thought you might find this article interesting! Basically a panel of writers makes identical meals using ingredients from different sources – a super discount grocery store, a regular grocery store, Whole Foods, and a farmer’s market.

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29 Kath October 6, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Cool!

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30 Faith October 6, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Hey Kath! I’m sure your weekend is going to be sooo busy, but I thought I would let you know that Greenville, SC (right down the road from SparkleCity) is having its annual Fall for Greenville Food and Music Festival this weekend. It begins Friday and ends Sunday. Here’s a link to their site: http://www.fallforgreenville.net/

Have a safe trip! :)

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31 Kath October 6, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Oh fun! I don’t think we’re going to have a free meal, but if we do..

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32 Liz @ Tip Top Shape October 6, 2010 at 1:29 pm

That soup looks amazing!!! Is your husband eating it out of a mug?! Because that would be awesome…

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33 Lauren at KeepItSweet October 6, 2010 at 1:39 pm

i always think my husband’s meal looks better than mine, maybe it is just because it was made by someone else!

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34 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 6, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Nice use of leftovers! I love reinventing leftovers! Sounds like a fun trip this weekend!

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35 Heather October 6, 2010 at 1:50 pm

that is a long way to go! glad you cancelled! hoope yall ahve fun this weekend!

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36 Lori October 6, 2010 at 1:57 pm

That grilled cheese looks awesome. Got homemade tomato soup for dinner, that sandwhich would be perfect to go with it. Love soup.

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37 Jaime October 6, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Love your bowl!! Where did you get it? I just think you live such a “fancy” life. Everything just looks perfect all the time. And if it’s not, you’re a great faker! ;)

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38 Kath October 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Handmade by a neighbor

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39 Gabriele Agustini October 6, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Love your blog!!
It’s my first time here, but it won’t be my last!
Thanks for sharing,
gabriele

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40 Kath October 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Welcome!

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41 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats October 6, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Great looking lunch :)

I posted my response to the marie claire article on my blog – I am so sorry you and the other bloggers were subjected to this :( Yours was the only blog I read every day, but I have read teh others ones on and off, and I am just so sorry :(

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42 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 6, 2010 at 2:15 pm

oooo! Lunch looks yummy!!!

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43 Jil October 6, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Ohhh – Matt’s grilled cheese looks so good.

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44 Emily October 6, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Love the creativity of soup made stew :) Also jealous that you are seeing Brendan James, wish I lived closer!! Maybe he’s coming up to the Northeast…

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45 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 6, 2010 at 2:21 pm

The grilled cheese looks super good! And Kath I love the little green plate you have your sandwich on — how cute!

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46 Laura October 6, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Wow…that looks like a nourishingly amazing meal…….what a cute little “slice” of toast !

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47 Claire @ Low Impact Fashionista October 6, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I am loving all your fall/pumpkin/squash themed eats lately :) Also jealous that you go to yoga so often! The one yoga video I have is getting a little worn out…I’m craving the real deal!

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48 Simply Life October 6, 2010 at 2:41 pm

wow I’m so impressed at your creativity with leftovers!

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49 Theresa October 6, 2010 at 2:48 pm

You’ve got me hooked on Brendan James! Too bad I am all the way on the west coast and can’t come :( Have fun!!

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50 kate October 6, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Have a fantastic time at the wedding! Its a gorgeous time of year to get married.

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51 Natalia - a side of simple October 6, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Mmm Matt’s got SOME skills with bread! And I love the bowl you used for your soup.

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52 emily October 6, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Yuuuuum! For some reason that sounds amazing to me, and I don’t even eat pork! Repurposing restaurant leftovers end up creating the best dishes.

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53 Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 6, 2010 at 3:21 pm

I had butternut soup today, too! It wasn’t nearly as good looking as your bowl, though. :P

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54 stacey-healthylife October 6, 2010 at 3:22 pm

4 hour drive, that’s not worth it. Now you can relax and have fun, which is so much better.

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55 lynn (The Actors Diet) October 6, 2010 at 3:35 pm

love a mishmosh of all different leftovers…i totally eat out of the containers like matt :)

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56 Lisa @bakebikeblog October 6, 2010 at 3:48 pm

What a tasty meal!!!!

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57 Alyssa October 6, 2010 at 4:16 pm

I LOVE weddings! Take lots of food pics for us! :-)

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58 rebecca lustig October 6, 2010 at 6:09 pm

i love weddings– even the ones on tv. i never fail to shed a tear. or 2. or 23434.

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59 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) October 6, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Nothing beats an ooey, gooey grilled cheese sandwich!

And, honestly, although I absolutely adore fun new dishes, sometimes there’s just something about eating out of a plain ol’ container. :mrgreen:

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60 Carlee October 6, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Soup – any kind – is my favourite go to meal. So easy, comforting and nutritious.

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61 Lauren October 6, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Awww, Matt is such a sweet guy. I hardly ever share my food with my hubby! :)

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62 Katie October 6, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Soup. Is there anything better?

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63 Michelle October 6, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Your soup looks amaaazing. Especially with bites of a grilled cheese! I’m forever deciding that my boyfriend has food I want after I’ve already made my meal, so he’s used to having to share with me haha!

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64 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) October 6, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Your lunch looks so cheesy, aka HEAVENLY! Matt loves bread + cheese as much as I do!! :)

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65 Jamie @ Food in Real Life October 6, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Seriously you guys are just too cute. We’re having grilled cheese tonight too :)

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66 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef October 6, 2010 at 8:52 pm

you guys make grilled cheese in the oven? sounds intriguing!

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67 Lauri October 6, 2010 at 8:54 pm

LOVE that bowl!! And blue spoon ;) I broke 2 out of my 3 mini porcelain spoons, but I just ordered a set of 4 espresso stainless steal spoons from Brate&Barrel for $7 bucks! LOVE em!

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68 Ashley October 6, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Hahaha, totally agree about sour cream. It is deeelicious! :)

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69 lisa October 6, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Kath, you have the best bowls ever.

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70 Diana @ frontyardfoodie October 6, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Mmmm yummy. I want your sandwich!

I just started doing pilates again and LOVE how stretched out I feel afterwards.

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71 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 6, 2010 at 9:34 pm

You are always so creative with leftovers! I wish I had your ideas! :D

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72 Hannah October 6, 2010 at 10:54 pm

Is that a new bowl? I *love* it. Oh, I’m having serious house-envy about all your lovely items today!

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73 Fallon October 7, 2010 at 10:05 am

MM I love gooey melted cheese like that!

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74 Sami October 14, 2010 at 12:23 pm

okay….not sure why, but whenever i go to katheats.com, it brings me to the deja soup post….?

any idea what the hey is going on? lol.

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75 Kath October 14, 2010 at 12:27 pm

I have no idea?! Can you see the rest of them in the archives? So there are no new posts?

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