Family Time

March 25, 2012

We’ve had a great two days of family time and are about to part ways. Matt’s heading north up to Warrenton for the afternoon and I’m headed south to Blacksburg for the night. Of course we just spent two hours side-by-side on the couch watching LOST! Season 5 has redeemed itself.

Earlier today, we also did separate workouts. I was able to walk to the gym rain-free and did some stationary bike time and walked for another 20 minutes on an incline (3.0 at 3.3) until I walked back home. A good hour + workout for a rainy day!

Pumpkin watched the house while we were gone.

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Matt went out running so he got back much faster than I did. When I returned, lunch was baking!

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Since we’re apart for dinner, we had dinner for lunch! No Bull burgers on Virginia roll buns with a little melted smoked gouda

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More than 2 spinach leaves today!

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On the side we had the most wonderful baked sweet potato wedges. Matt rubbed them in olive oil and salt and baked them on a wire rack at 400* for 40 minutes. Perfection!

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Great SUPER FILLING lunch and we’re hittin’ the road full! [But first I gotta pack a dinner!]

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1 Heidi Bundles Of Hugs March 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm

What a lovely lunch, I love baked sweet potato wedges yum.

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2 Full-Flavored Life March 25, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Me too! And carrot fries!!

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3 Mattie @ Comfy and Confident March 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Dinner for lunch! I love the idea.

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4 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm

How nice of Pumpkin to watch over while you were away! ;)

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5 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I LOVE gouda cheese! Haha and I saw your comment on my comment this morning, I’d love to come drive you, but I think the flight there might be a bit expensive. Of course missing class is not an issue… Have a safe drive!

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6 KathEats March 25, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Well naturally I assumed you would drive here first ;)

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7 Caitlin March 25, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Ah! Have a fantastic trip down to Blacksburg :) I’m a recent hokie grad so it holds a place in my heart :) If you need recommendations for restaurants or anything, let me know! :)

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8 KathEats March 25, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I don’t think I’m going to get out much….although if you have a rec near campus where I could get a healthy dinner to eat on my drive home… :)

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9 Caitlin March 25, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Mill Mountain (address: 700 N Main St # C Blacksburg) is very close to campus on main street–and a great place to grab a good sandwich and/or a coffee/tea for the road. They brew their own coffee and have a great selection of teas! It’s a great local place and the second location (the original one is in Roanoke). If you have time for a sit down restaurant, Gillie’s on College Ave is DELICIOUS. It’s a vegetarian place, but they’re known for their breakfast. Have a great short trip!

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10 KathEats March 25, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Thank you!!

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11 Michelle (Peachy Palate) March 25, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Lunch is always dinner of a Sunday in Ireland and then we have “tea” in the evening which is effectively lunch! Love sweet potato wedges, simply must make some up tomo! :)

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12 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 25, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Sweet potato fries cannot be beat! Love that zebra plate too – so cute!

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13 Elisabeth March 25, 2012 at 2:22 pm

That lunch has my mouth watering! I love sweet potatoes, especially roasted ;)

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14 Erin March 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Oh hey, I’m making sweet potties today too! Great minds, Kath, great minds. ;-)

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15 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Looks like the perfect lunch to get you two heading on your trips. Be careful and enjoy the conference.

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16 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Your baked sweet potato wedges with those rack/grill marks look PERFECT! And I adore ketchup puddles!

Safe travels to you both :)

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17 Jennifer March 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm

haha….that’s a cute picture of Pumpkin peeking in your house. :)

I have never had success with making sweet potato fries. They always come out soggy. I’ll have to try using a wire rack next time. Those you had look fantastic!

Hope you have a safe trip.

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18 Sana March 25, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Yay for an awesome workout :)

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19 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles March 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Have a safe trip! :) ….Those wedges are looking fantastic! Good work, Matt!

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20 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Wow, those sweet potato wedges look awesome!! I’ve never thought about baking them on a wire rack, but I bet that would make them crispier than baking them on a cookie sheet. Is the wire rack a special baking rack?

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21 KathEats March 25, 2012 at 5:27 pm

It’s just one of those cooling racks that fits over a sheet pan. They weren’t really crispy, but perfectly tender!

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22 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 25, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Sounds great – thanks!

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23 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 25, 2012 at 2:52 pm

That lunch looks awesome. I LOVE sweet potato wedges–YUMM.

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24 jojo March 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Nice that you guys both like to work out.
And it’s nice that Matt likes to cook food for you… you guys have a good thing going on there! :D

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25 Amy@ahealthyandhappyheart March 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I have been watching Lost too!

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26 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count March 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm

No Bull Burgers…now that is my kind of lunch/dinner. Love the idea of sweet potato fries, I need to try them. Travel safe.

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27 Angel7 March 25, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Those sweet potato wedges look perfect-YUM!

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28 Jacqueline@digintobooks March 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I see sweet potato fries close in my future! I’ve been on vacation all week (and the food has been incredible) but there’s nothin’ like homemade sweet potato fries to really make a meal. Have fun at the conference!

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29 Rachel S. March 25, 2012 at 3:35 pm

ahh! So excited you’re going to be in Blacksburg Kath! I’m a Hokie and love the atmosphere of the town! If you’re looking for a good restaurant – Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine is the best!!!

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30 KathEats March 25, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Thanks! If it was a gorgeous night, I might have ventured out, but I’m thinking of just hunkering down and writing some blog posts in this awesome king size bed.

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31 Kim March 25, 2012 at 3:41 pm

unfortunately, food hasn’t been very appealing to me this week, but those sweet potato wedges look pretty darn good.

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32 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles March 25, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I just love sweet potatoe fries! Burger looks delish!

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33 Anna March 25, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Oh see you at the VDA tomorrow!…hope the drive wasn’t too awful. It was so rainy and miserable out today!

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34 KathEats March 25, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Oh yay! Find me at breakfast if you’re looking for company – I would love some!

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35 Becca March 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Mega yum! Veggie burger and sweet Ps = one of my favorite combos ever.

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36 Kerry @ Totes My Oats March 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Your dinner for lunch looks delicious!

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37 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm

yummm burgers and sweet potato wedges are one of my favorite meal combos! have a safe trip!

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38 Eva @TheHealthyParty March 25, 2012 at 5:17 pm

DELISH! Baked sweet potatoes are one of my favorite things. I don’t even put any olive oil on them anymore, I just throw them in by themselves and theyre fine! A little cinnamon on them too is good.
I’m definitely going to try those no bull burgers!

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39 tiffany @ life of a med student March 25, 2012 at 5:52 pm

omg i LOVE that wooden little chair. is it homemade? where is it from???

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40 KathEats March 25, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Do you mean the coffee table? I just blogged about it a few days ago – Matt made it!

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41 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning March 25, 2012 at 6:57 pm

MAN that lunch looks good- I wish I could get my hands on some no bull burgers!!
This weather was such a tease- while I’m glad that it didn’t end up raining, I’m also kind of annoyed! I would have made plans to do something more fun outside! Oh well- I’m sure there will be lots of other sunny days to come. :)

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42 Khushboo Thadani March 26, 2012 at 12:38 am

Now that’s my kinda ‘burger & fries’ meal! :)

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43 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings March 26, 2012 at 8:45 am

YUM! Love the sweet potatoes with the rack marks on them…fantastic! :) Hope it was a good drive (guess I’ll read on and find out ;) )

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