Festivities Continue

February 15, 2009

Another festive lunch! We hosted Aunt Becky and Uncle Cory along with Karen.

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On the menu:

  • Baked Potato Soup served in Homemade Bread Bowls
  • Mixed Greens Salad with Tomatoes, Strawberries, Feta and Homemade Croutons
  • Fruit Tart (Karen’s contribution)

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I set the table with my grandmother’s English Woods Ware china

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Complete with a and matching soup tureen (who ever would have thought I’d find a time to use this!?)

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Silver soup spoons (look at me in the reflection!!)

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A crystal bowl full of salad (which was a wedding gift). I tossed the salad in the lemon olive oil and fig balsamic vinegar Larbs + Matt got us for Christmas. I couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect dressing.

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I nibbled on a smoked salmon crostini while we prepped

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The bread bowls rising

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And ready for eating!

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Soup toppings

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My bowl topped with some bacon crumbles, cheese and lite sour cream

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Salad (I had seconds too)

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The bowl remains. Guess who was the only one at the table to devour his entire bowl (and some of mine!!?)

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Sweet ending

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I submitted my Banana + Barney Butter Breakfast Sandwich to Tastespotting and made it on today!! (Hope you can see it before it’s lost in the mix): Tastespotting.

Study time needs to begin ASAP. See you for a late low-key dinner.

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1 Sharon February 15, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Oh my gosh, what a tasty time you had! And have fun today studying!


2 VeggieGirl February 15, 2009 at 2:32 pm

I see you taking the photo in the spoon!! 😀


3 Rachel February 15, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Congrats on Tastespotting! And your spread looks delish… oh how I would love to tear off a hunk of a homemade breadbowl! Yummm!


4 kaneil, balanceisbest February 15, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Good eats, Kath! I saw the sandwich on tastespotting – pretty cool!

Good luck with the studying!

Kaneil, balanceisbest


5 Rachel February 15, 2009 at 2:36 pm

PS: You can link to yourself if you want, even though it’s not quite as exciting as seeing it in the mix: http://www.tastespotting.com/detail/33591/Bananas-and-Almond-Butter-Breakfast-Sandwiches


6 Buzz February 15, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Love the soup tureen!


7 Maggie February 15, 2009 at 2:45 pm

The bread bowls look awesome! You’re lucky to have such an amazing baker for a husband :)


8 Erin February 15, 2009 at 2:46 pm

OMG those soup breadbowls are amazing! I l want them now!


9 Biz319 February 15, 2009 at 2:49 pm

I love bread bowls! Especially when the outside stays crispy and the inside is soggy – yum!

Beautiful china too – I am sure your grandma is happy to use it!

Congrats on Tastespotting! I’ve tried a few things but haven’t made the cut.


10 Lara February 15, 2009 at 2:52 pm

Amazing! This is such a beautiful lunch, I love every detail. I am so, so impressed. Homemade bread bowls?! Can I come over for lunch next time?! 😀


11 Whitney February 15, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Congrats on making it on Tastespotting. I finally got a picture through last night (homemade pasta-I am proud)…they can be awfully picky!

Good luck studying the rest of the day, I should do the same.


12 Kori February 15, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Kath your entertaining skills are second to none! Beautiful lunch spread with your Grandmother’s china!


13 theoddbod February 15, 2009 at 3:10 pm

I hope you all finish off your bowls (eating them that is)


14 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) February 15, 2009 at 3:16 pm

you always do the best place settings! it’s so exciting when you have the perfect occasion for using family heirloom dishware :-).

those bread bowls are clever. and fruit tart is my favorite dessert — go karen!


15 polly February 15, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Soooo wonderful. You deserve to be TOP SPOT at tastespotting. :)

I wanted to tell you that I loved that you just ate and sorta kinda picture journaled last night. I think it would be cool for you to do a whole day of just shooting some of what you eat, no real description, and leaving the rest to our imagination. It showed a easy going attitude about enjoying our food, not having to keep track (even via pictures) of everything we eat. I LOVED IT! XOXO

and yay for massive bread eater hubby! I am married to one of those… 😉



16 Justy2003 February 15, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Yum, I love bread bowls! I would’ve eaten all of mine, for sure! No bread goes left behind here! :)


17 Ricki February 15, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Love those serving plates/platters and the gorgeous serving utensils! Congrats on the TS gig! 😉 (I’m off to check. . . )


18 laci February 15, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Haha, carbs in carbs, love it! So creative, who were you catering for?


19 Oh She Glows February 15, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Wow what a GREAT lunch idea!!! Bread bowls are seriously awesome. The husband is the bread gobbler. haha.

Congrats on tastespotting…I’m going to see it now!


20 brandi February 15, 2009 at 3:35 pm

homemade bread bowls? Now I really want soup.


21 michelle February 15, 2009 at 3:50 pm

What a lovely meal!!!

Congrats on making it on Tastespotting!!!!!


22 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) February 15, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Hostess with the mostess!


23 Marlow February 15, 2009 at 4:09 pm

I love tastespotting!!


24 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday February 15, 2009 at 4:27 pm


The china and silver are gorgeous and the eats sound fab!


25 Nadine February 15, 2009 at 4:28 pm

I am SPEECHLESS over the food on that Tastespotting website.

And, I am a Barney Butter convert, thanks to you. YUM!


26 Shelby February 15, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Amazing soup! I love the concept.

I almost wanted to start waving and yelling “HI, KATH!” at the spoon haha


27 Liz February 15, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Your grandmother’s china is *beautiful* and the meal looks scrumptious!


28 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 15, 2009 at 5:21 pm

What a fun way to serve lunch! Love it!


29 Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 15, 2009 at 5:37 pm

You guys are quite the entertainers. You like to party like its 1999.


30 K February 15, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Bread bowl and soup – can’t get much better than that :)


31 Meg February 15, 2009 at 6:09 pm

LOVE the bread bowls!


32 zestycook February 15, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Oh WOW – Great Lunch Kath – I would have devoured all my bread bowl :)


33 Heather McD (heather eats almond butter) February 15, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Homemade bread bowls…fancy stuff Kath! Beautiful lunch.


34 Angie February 15, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Beautiful table set up. Everything looks yummy!

The Tastespotting site is so neat. It took me a bit to find your banana bread but it sure looks good. For anyone wanting to know, it’s number 33591 and I also found it on your profile there http://www.tastespotting.com/profile/katheats

Have a great week!


35 Angie February 15, 2009 at 7:17 pm

Prettiest soup spoons ever!


36 Katelyn February 15, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Oh my goodness…everything looks fantastic!!!!


37 Rebecca February 15, 2009 at 7:51 pm

You are an impressive hostess! All your ‘get togethers’ look so classy!


38 skinnyrunner February 15, 2009 at 8:30 pm

what an absolutely gorgeous and elegant table setting!


39 Sarah W. February 15, 2009 at 8:52 pm

yum on the soup & soup bowls!!!! LOVE IT.


40 Erika February 15, 2009 at 9:03 pm


Great meal!

And those breadbowls look awesome, and homemade??? YUM!

Great blog! I’m new to the blog world…PeaceandPeanutbutter!


41 Jess February 15, 2009 at 10:53 pm

That loosk wonderful. I love bread bowls!


42 Denise February 16, 2009 at 12:48 am

Everything looks perfect!! :) I don’t know how you do it all but I envy you! lol


43 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) February 16, 2009 at 6:32 am

Everything looks amazing!


44 Katie February 17, 2009 at 3:22 pm

ooooh ANOTHER fun party! Look at YOU mrs hostess! Btw – can I just say that I TOTALLY pink puffy heart all your servingware. :::faints at it’s fabulousness:::


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