Far From Lazy, But Not Crazy

August 5, 2012

Did you miss me!?


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 : )


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!


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


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



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


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


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


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



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


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!


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


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.


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.



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 :)


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… 😉


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!


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?


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.


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!!!!).


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.


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!!


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.


10 Rachel August 5, 2012 at 10:49 pm

loooove your pillows!


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. :)


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!)?


13 KathEats August 6, 2012 at 6:41 am

pecans? even almonds might be good


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 :)


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!


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.


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 :)


18 KathEats August 6, 2012 at 6:40 am

hello from morning in the usa!


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. :)


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.


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.


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!


23 Kel August 6, 2012 at 6:10 am

I was convinced you were in labor!

Sounds like a great day!


24 KathEats August 6, 2012 at 6:39 am

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


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!


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

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


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!


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.


29 Angel7 August 6, 2012 at 8:19 am

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



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.


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?


32 KathEats August 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

Yes it fits into a baking sheet to catch drippings


33 elizabeth August 6, 2012 at 10:32 am

Thank you.


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! 😉


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!


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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