Far From Lazy, But Not Crazy

August 5, 2012

Did you miss me!?

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We packed a lot in today – there was little relaxing until the evening. BUT that means that I am going to chill tomorrow instead! I worked on a handful of projects – both business and household – so settling down with a movie this evening was extra sweet.

Laundry : )

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We spackled and touched up some wall paint that needed help. You should have seen the wall behind the trash can – all dented and black from the back of the can hitting it over a year!

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Matt also brewed TWO batches of beer – and cleaned up the brewery.

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I made pesto from this sad looking basil I bought at the market yesterday.

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Asiago + roasted garlic (so breath is under control!) + walnuts (cheaper than pine nuts!)

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Whizzed up with olive oil and salt. All to taste. Pesto is so easy to make. Little this, little that.

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I had a late lunch of leftover udon tofu noodles and a nectarine!

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I heated up the leftovers with a blob of ricotta on top – delicious addition!

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Afternoon cereal snackage. Oh, also went on a 3 mile walk!

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Dinner tonight was awesome. We used to make frittatas ALL THE TIME but somehow when I started eating eggs for lunch more I stopped planning them for dinners. Must bring ‘em back!

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The frittata contained garden tomatoes, pesto, jalapeno and Caromont Farm Herby Goat Cheese!

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Just sautéed the jalapeno in some oil, added 2 big sliced tomatoes and 1/4 cup pesto and cooked around for about 4-5 minutes. Then we poured on 5 eggs and big blogs blobs of the goat cheese. Into the oven at 400* for about 12 minutes.

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Roasted potatoes on the side – a summertime favorite! Matt roasts these in olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary for 400* for 40 minutes on a cooling rack (should be called heating rack in this case!) It lets air circulate and gets them nice and crispy.

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After dinner Matt and I watched The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (U.S. version). I read the book a while ago and could barely remember the plot. I thought it was a good movie, but not sure I’d want to watch it again – chilling at times. But I love a mystery!

With our movie, Matt surprised me with a little bowl of Breyers Vanilla Bean – fav!

We had a good day and hope you did too!

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat August 5, 2012 at 9:31 pm

I’ve been meaning to make a frittata for months, but I keep giving up and just scrambling everything instead. That photo of the ketchup pool is gorgeous :)

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2 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 5, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Looks like a great day! And i love the “baby” finding his way into the pictures… ;)

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3 Carly @ Snack Therapy August 5, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Sounds like your nesting is in full force! You’ve been so busy with around-the-house tasks! I’m glad to see you’re refueling with delicious and nutritious food. Have a relaxing night, Kath!

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4 Molly @ RDexposed August 5, 2012 at 9:34 pm

We use walnuts for the same reason plus we never have pine nuts laying around.
Beer styles?

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5 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance August 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I love using walnuts instead of pine nuts, gives the pesto more Umph.

Girl w/ the Dragon Tattoo was a great movie but so disturbing. I know that’s the point, but it was more than what I expected.

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6 Brie @ Coxswain's Dilemma August 5, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I keep promising myself I’ll make a version of pesto sans cheese – the green color is always so delightful to look at (and eat!!!!).

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7 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 5, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was a fantastic movie! Some of the scenes are just uncomfortable to watch though.

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8 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 5, 2012 at 10:23 pm

anything from eggs to potatoes is made extra special with lots of ketchup – mmm!!

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9 Brooke August 5, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I almost always make my pesto with walnuts-but only because I can never find the pine nuts I swear I buy every summer. They are lurking somewhere in my kitchen along with the pumpkin pie spice I can never find.

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10 Rachel August 5, 2012 at 10:49 pm

loooove your pillows!

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11 Brittany August 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Great idea to use walnuts instead of pine nuts. Pine nuts are ridiculously expensive!

PS – I love the baby bump poking out in the corner of the last photo. :)

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12 Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin August 5, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Roasted potatoes are my favorite kind of potatoes! I actually have been wanting to make a pesto for a while because my roommates and I eat a lot of pasta for dinner. Do you have any other nut you would recommend aside from pine nuts and walnuts in a pesto (one of my roommates is allergic to cashews and walnuts!)?

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13 KathEats August 6, 2012 at 6:41 am

pecans? even almonds might be good

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14 Khushboo August 6, 2012 at 1:25 am

I love making fritattas for dinner- especially as it means lunch for a few days is covered :)

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15 Lindsay August 6, 2012 at 2:13 am

We DID have a good day;) One more week with my mama visiting Seoul (I love having her here~ do mamas fit underneath beds? Because I’d store her there so she could stay) and I went back to work teaching lil cuties how to plie and point their toes!

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16 Meaghan ROR August 6, 2012 at 2:25 am

That pesto looks incredible – and I need to start making frittatas for dinner! What a perfect idea for summer.

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17 everhard August 6, 2012 at 2:54 am

Hi Kath,
It’s morning in France. I just love your site and your beautiful pictures. Your home look like a really cosy one. This pesto is yummy ( thinking of spaghettini or spaghetti with it :) ).
regards from France :)
Manuela

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18 KathEats August 6, 2012 at 6:40 am

hello from morning in the usa!

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19 j3nn August 6, 2012 at 3:20 am

I used to love adding ricotta to pasta after it’s already cooked. So delish! Actually, I could eat just the ricotta and be happy. :)

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20 Ruth@FacetiousFarang August 6, 2012 at 5:10 am

Mmmmm! Your day of food sounds divine! Good call on roasting the garlic – I’m living in Bangkok, and the massive amount of garlic in the food here makes me afraid to even open my mouth, let alone speak.

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21 Maria@Sinfully Nutritious August 6, 2012 at 5:50 am

Now that is what I call a lovely and productive Sunday. I was not so productive in this humidity. I hope to be back on track soon.

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22 Valerie at The Year of Living Healthfully August 6, 2012 at 6:05 am

I use walnuts in pesto too. I think they add a deeper flavor than pine nuts and you’re right, pine nuts are very expensive. Thanks for the frittata idea. I love frittata!

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23 Kel August 6, 2012 at 6:10 am

I was convinced you were in labor!

Sounds like a great day!

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24 KathEats August 6, 2012 at 6:39 am

I wondered if anyone would think that! sometimes I only blog twice on Sundays :)

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25 Becca August 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Bahaha, I thought that too, but then I checked your Twitter feed and nothing baby-wise was ‘reported’ so I figured you were just taking the afternoon off.

PS I made rosemary roasted potatoes last night too, made the same way!

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26 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope August 6, 2012 at 6:34 am

I love pesto sauce! I definitely want to make some :)

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27 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 6, 2012 at 6:41 am

That pesto looks so good! I keep meaning to make my own, I need to get on that!

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28 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio August 6, 2012 at 8:18 am

I love the idea of using walnuts instead of pine nuts! That’s great.

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29 Angel7 August 6, 2012 at 8:19 am

I never think to make pesto. I should make some just to have on-hand.

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30 Courtney @ Brussel Sprouts and Beer August 6, 2012 at 8:35 am

The frittata looks delicious! Also, I have been wanting to try to make homemade pesto for awhile now. We also have some sad looking basil left from our garden that needs to be used.

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31 elizabeth August 6, 2012 at 10:16 am

For the roasted potatoes, do you put the rack on a baking sheet or just set the rack on the oven rack?

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32 KathEats August 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

Yes it fits into a baking sheet to catch drippings

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33 elizabeth August 6, 2012 at 10:32 am

Thank you.

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34 Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut August 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Oh Holy Yum! I love eggs and that frittata sounds amazing! (And easy, double bonus) PS. Between the beer brewing and homemade pesto, you and the Hubs make me feel pretty darn lazy. HA! ;)

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35 MommyPage August 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Your tofu with noodles looks yummy. And I’m glad you are enjoying the summer fruit. The nectarines have been so juicy and sweet!

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36 Erin Motz August 6, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Whew, that movie was just too much for me! I had to stop watching it because it bothered me so much. I love mysteries and suspense, but you’re totally right – heavy stuff!

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