Easter Morning

March 23, 2008



Happy Easter everyone! I had another go-around with Banana Baked Oatmeal this morning. It was delicious again! I made a few changes – used a mashed banana instead of applesauce, left out the brown sugar in the batter, added a pinch of salt, and baked it in a pie dish. It didn’t cook as well in the pie dish (the metal baking tin was more of a heat conductor) and was hard to get out without the parchment method, but it still tasted great!


I used the pie dish for a prettier presentation, but I think I’ll go back to metal tin/parchment next time.


Also had a latte!


And had my oatmeal with a spoonful of almond butter


Breakfast was about 390 kcal, 6 grams fiber and 16 grams protein.

Easter Sunday

Because last night was such a celebration of food + drink, our plans for a fancy Easter lunch have turned into a simple ham dinner. I have been debating all week whether or not to bake.

Here’s what I made last Easter inspired by our upcoming wedding cake flavors:

French Vanilla Cake with Raspberry Chambord Filling and Vanilla Buttercream



This year I was planning a pear tart, but I have had so many desserts lately that I kind of lost desire to bake. So we’re putting our efforts into dinner instead. Kind of anticlimactic, but it does make for a more relaxing day of studying and gardening :)

I’m off with a new magazine to take an hour-long power walk. I’m not up for running today, but I want to get some fresh air and my heart pumping a bit.

Then I’m off to the grocery store.

Then it’s Stats and Chemistry – back to real life tomorrow.

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1 sam March 23, 2008 at 8:55 am

Do you not go to church at all on Easter? Just curious.


2 Patricia March 23, 2008 at 9:00 am

Happy Easter Kath!!

Hey everyone, I’ve been eating way too much junk sugary food lately, and I’ve decided to go without sugar (obvious sugary treats, chocolate, candy, soda… ) for two weeks and hopefully make my body feel better. Does anybody want to do this with me?? We could have a little online discussion… updates…

If not, does anyone have tips for snacks??

I’ve lost like 15 pounds, but due to all of this late night sugar snacking I’ve gained 5 of them back… I want it to stop!


3 Alicia March 23, 2008 at 9:01 am

Happy Easter! That french vanilla cake looks awesome! Drool. . . I have been in a baking frenzy and baking simple cakes every week so I really should cool it or will have to eat cake everyday. But that is a happy penance I will gladly serve.

Btw, you look really cute holding the cake. That’s a really nice pic:0


4 Kate(the teenager) March 23, 2008 at 9:46 am

yay for getting your heart pumping!! This afternoon, I am planning a track workout for some intense intervals!! I can’t wait, it’s going to feel so good and refreshing!! Enjoy your Easter Kath!!


5 jenna March 23, 2008 at 9:52 am

Happy Easter, Kath!!! Your day sounds so nice and relaxing–can’t wait to see your simple dinner with the hubby! My family is just having a big lunch and then just eating leftovers for dinner and I baked a coconut cake!


6 Emily March 23, 2008 at 10:05 am

How do you power walk with a magazine?


7 Stacey March 23, 2008 at 10:08 am

Hey Kath can you (or have you) post the recipe for that cake? I love to bake. I baked a Lemon-Raspberry cake for today. Happy Easter!


8 Justy2003 March 23, 2008 at 11:17 am

“Hoppy” Easter, everyone! :)
I’m on vacation with my family in Florida, so I’m headed out to the beach and gonna start “Eat, Pray, Love” finally! What a wonderful way to spend Easter!
Hope everyone enjoys the holiday and the treats the Easter bunny brought!


9 tracy March 23, 2008 at 11:19 am

I wondered about the church thing too. It is wonderful to remember what Easter is actually about. And it’s not candy and easter eggs.


10 Ally March 23, 2008 at 12:03 pm

Happy Easter Kath :)

The baked oatmeal is beautiful, I LOVE the close up shot!!


11 BethT March 23, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Let’s not get into a religious debate, please.

Not everyone goes to church.


12 Kelly T March 23, 2008 at 12:18 pm

Kath- youare a braver woman than I. When I walk with a magazine, i di it in circles around my living room. Im not joking.

Happy Jellybean Day!


13 koootz March 23, 2008 at 12:43 pm

I think I’d walk at a snail’s pace if I was reading. My parents are making lamb for dinner tonight, the concept scares me, but is lamb healthy?


14 Caitlin March 23, 2008 at 12:45 pm

Thanks, BethT, I was afraid of where that discussion was going.


15 Susa March 23, 2008 at 1:11 pm

That cake makes me drool! Recipe, please? :)
Is the grocery store open today?


16 Robin March 23, 2008 at 1:20 pm

That baked oatmeal looks SO good. I definitely have to make that asap. And, I have to ask, have you ever run in to anything while you walk with your magazine? Because I’m sure I would be an accident waiting too happen if I tried. Enjoy your dinner!


17 Allison K March 23, 2008 at 2:21 pm

I too commend the walking with a magazine, I would def. walk into a tree or a parked car!


18 Julie March 23, 2008 at 4:00 pm

The thought of someone power walking with a magazine is hilarious!!!


19 anon March 23, 2008 at 6:16 pm

Happy jellybean day?! You have got to be kidding me..


20 Andrea March 23, 2008 at 7:25 pm

I’d love to join you! I recently lost 20 lbs this year from following these blogs but recently school has been stressful and I’ve gained back 5+ llbs :( grrr. and mostly due to sugary foods that just make me feel blahhh


21 Kath March 23, 2008 at 8:19 pm

Re. Easter,
We are not religious, but I love everything about holidays – the music, the meals, the traditions, the rituals, the history. Any reason to celebrate whatever you feel like celebrating! We do go to the church I grew up in when I visit my parents on Easter and Christmas.

Patricia ,
Sounds like a good challenge! Congrats on your 15 pounds! I’m not sure I have a good reason to go dessert/treat free completely, but I’m with you to cut back this week after to many desserts this past week!

jenna ,
Please email me some of that pink icing!! Yum!

Re. Magazine Walks,
Emily, You just use peripheral vision! Robin, Yes, I get hit in the head with branches sometime and have stumbled on a sidewalk crack, but it’s really not that hard and makes a walk so fun! Julie, My dad invented it – he’s known in his small town as “the man who walks with a magazine.” He does like 6 miles a day too!

koootz ,
I’m not sure of all the details of lamb’s nutrition panel off the top of my head, but I eat lamb in small portions. Just have a deck of cards-sized portion and fill up on veggies and sides.

Susa ,
I made the cake last year – I don’t think I even have the recipe anymore! It was a very basic vanilla cake with a very basic icing. For the filling, I just added raspberry preserves and chambord to some of the icing.



22 Romina March 23, 2008 at 8:57 pm

Banana on top looks delicious. =)


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