Encore Meal

November 29, 2008

I spent the morning sipping tea and working on my outline for my Foodservice paper. Blah! But I did get to enjoy this yummy loose leaf tea that Alex from Chicago gave me. I had no tea strainer and just got this little spoon guy yesterday  –

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I have also been admiring the modern new shower curtain my mom got me yesterday for our powder bath. It totally makes the den peeking out from the bathroom! Thanks mom!

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Andrew surfaced (he spend the night at his friends’) and came over to shower with Karen around 1pm. Then we all headed to lunch at M5 to wish him bon voyage back to New Orleans.

We ordered some pita bread + hummus to start. They have the BEST pita bread! Doughy and hot out of the oven –

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I also had a little of Karen + Andrew’s Caesar salad –

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I debated ordering the Spinach + Goat Cheese Salad and a cup of Squash + Apple Soup but I decided to order something I wouldn’t normally order to be different – a “SPT” – Salmon, Pancetta + Tomato Sandwich. It was good, but way too oily for my taste and left me wanting more healthy bites. I didn’t even think to ask for it without condiments and butter and for some reason was picturing a flat sandwich instead of a huge bun. Guess I get what I always get for a reason, and I don’t order sandwiches enough to remember all of the tricks to make them lighter (like requesting the bun “dry”) But it was still good. It came with a little salad (I asked for “extra salad” and am not sure where that was…) and really fancy crispy fries.

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I ate the whole sandwich open-faced without the top half of the bun –

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And about 5 of the fries –

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Plus I had a bite of the husband’s grilled cheese + tomato soup (he met us on his work break – just typed bread by accident!)

I wasn’t really planning a big lunch today, but I got a big lunch! We’re just planning a low-key evening at home tonight, so I’ll have something fresh and simple.

Off to crank out this paper. I just realized that if I just type it up and get it over with I can relax tonight so I’m on a mission to finish it ASAP!

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1 VeggieGirl November 29, 2008 at 4:07 pm

GRRREAT shower curtain, and delish lunch!!

Good luck with that paper!!

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2 Shelby November 29, 2008 at 4:19 pm

I LOVE fresh pita bread! It tastes amazing, so much better than the packaged stuff.

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3 Tina November 29, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Oooh, those fries look so good! I’m totally craving french fries now!

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4 Mara November 29, 2008 at 4:41 pm

Fresh pita and hummus is total comfort food for me! ANd those french fries look fantastic!

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5 tracy November 29, 2008 at 4:57 pm

tee hee, you wrote “he came over to shower with Karen”

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6 Maggie November 29, 2008 at 4:59 pm

I love looseleaf tea – that one looks great! Cute shower curtain :)

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7 katieP November 29, 2008 at 5:21 pm

hi kath! i have been a reader for over a year and i have never commented! ( who knows why?) but i love the blog! i never knew andrew lived in new orleans! i live in a small town right outside.. born and raised!

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8 Megan November 29, 2008 at 5:45 pm

Those fries look amazing! Good luck with the paper!

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9 KatieTX November 29, 2008 at 6:00 pm

I could have not held back on those fries. they look so good!

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10 Biz319 November 29, 2008 at 6:30 pm

Your eats look great! Hope you enjoy your evening!

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11 Nellie November 29, 2008 at 6:38 pm

I love the shower curtain! The powder bath is so cute! Sorry your lunch was disappointing. :(

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12 HangryPants November 29, 2008 at 6:40 pm

OOh nice fries! And I love the contrast of the shower curtain and the walls. :D

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13 Kath November 29, 2008 at 6:45 pm

tracy ,
Lol. My mom caught that one too but I was too lazy to change it.

katieP ,
He’s a senior at Tulane. And I’m coming down for his graduation in May!

Kath

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14 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) November 29, 2008 at 6:45 pm

Those fries look delicious!

Good luck on your paper!

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15 K November 29, 2008 at 6:47 pm

Sorry, I stopped reading after I saw the pita bread and hummus ;) LOVE that combo! Your new shower curtain looks good!

Good luck with the rest of your paper!!

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16 katieP November 29, 2008 at 8:16 pm

Will this be your first time coming to New Orleans? I have a few friends who are also graduating in May from Tulane.

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17 Kath November 29, 2008 at 9:27 pm

katieP ,
I did the whole touristy vacation with my family when I was in high school, but that was years ago. Maybe we’ll see each other!

K

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18 Runeatrepeat November 29, 2008 at 9:40 pm

I love doughy pita bread like that :)

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19 Marisa November 29, 2008 at 9:43 pm

Kath, I was just wondering if you ever experience any “guilt” feelings after overeating/overindulging. I know you don’t do it often and you concentrate on living a healthy lifestyle, but when you do eat more, do you feel upset by it?

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20 Mary November 29, 2008 at 10:14 pm

Hi Kath! I’m a student at tulane…it would be fun if we could meet up when you come down!

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21 julia (Santa Barbara Dreaming) November 29, 2008 at 10:59 pm

What a cool presentation for the fries! I’ve never seen such elegant looking fries. mmm.
You have such a beautifully decorated house with really cool colored walls! I really find it fascinating! I like your style.
Good luck on that paper!

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22 katieP November 30, 2008 at 1:06 am

yes! maybe so! there are many cute diners in the tulane area! :)

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23 Kath November 30, 2008 at 8:04 am

Marisa ,
It depends on the situation. After a fancy Thanksgiving dinner with my family where I enjoyed everything I ate with pleasure, I wouldn’t feel guilty at all (knowing I’d be back on track in a jiffy) but I do sometimes feel guilty if I just stuff my face at a buffet and can’t even remember the desserts I ate or eat too much while I’ve been drinking. But even on those days/nights, I know that all it takes to get back on track is a fresh start the next day, so it’s not a big deal.

Mary ,
Definitely! Let’s get in touch in April :)

Kath

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24 Marisa November 30, 2008 at 10:00 am

Kath, Thanks for a look inside the “maintaining mind”! I’m still in weight loss mode, so I do have the “guilts” when I’m not on program. I’m looking forward to that new maintenance mindset!!

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25 Elina November 30, 2008 at 11:12 am

I hardly ever order sandwiches at restaurants but I never thought of ordering them “dry”… great idea! I always say no “mayo” or whatever else sounds fattening but yeah, I guess they sneak in butter in there sometimes with no warnings :) I’ll remember this little trick next time! Thanks, Kath!

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26 Amie November 30, 2008 at 4:35 pm

Kath, your bathroom is so pretty. You should take more pictures of the house…. I’m trying to get decorating ideas. Love the new antique chairs too.

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27 runjess December 1, 2008 at 12:15 pm

Those fries look wonderful. Eating only 5 must have been quite the exercise in restraint.

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