Four Wheelin

September 25, 2011

Back on the road. Entertained by Cooking Light, my grocery list and The Postmistress.

Just had my sandwich and split our one and only pear with the driver (that was hard… You know how hard it is to feed a juicy, falling apart pear to another human?!)

I know these photos aren’t ideal, but this has been the easiest blog vacation ever! No editing. No uploading. Anywhere blogging. So convenient!

It’s my turn to drive : (

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1 Sana September 25, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Pear is not travel friendly food, stick to grapes!

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2 Lauren September 25, 2011 at 1:39 pm

I am now craving a pear-and that Cooking Light magazine! :D

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3 Katie September 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Spinage? Really? Some RN!

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4 Katya September 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I agree. Spinage? YIKES!

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5 KK September 25, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Kath has said in the past she spells spinach spinage because that is the way they jokingly pronounce it…http://www.KathEats.com/vegetables-animals-miracles

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6 Kori September 25, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Kath’s not an RN. She’s a Registered Dietitian.

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7 Spin September 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm

why does it matter how she chooses to write her own grocery list? whoa there feisty pants!

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8 Cyclist Kate September 25, 2011 at 6:30 pm

good example of why it’s wise to consider alternate possibilities before judging :). Yep, Kath and Matt have an inside (well, can it really still be “inside” if she’s explained it on the blog?) joke. If you ever see her mention spinach on the blog, she spells it correctly.

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9 Matt September 25, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Other misspellings worth noting are pikal and samwich!

But I’m sure some bitter troll will complain anyways…

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10 Kathy September 25, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Bitter troll…..hahahahahahahaha..thanks for the lol

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11 Kori September 25, 2011 at 8:34 pm

For the record, I now have fun spelling butter “buttah” because of Kath and peppers “peppz” because of Allie! :) I love having fun with spellings and pronunciations, so thanks!

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12 Jo September 26, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Likewise, on my lists, “edamame” becomes “ed’s mummy”!

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13 Hillary September 25, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Annnnd now I’m craving mac and cheese.

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14 Liz September 25, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Same here – that one on the cover of Cooking Light looks delicious!!! :D

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15 Emily G. September 26, 2011 at 8:29 am

Have you seen that recipe? That mac and cheese is made with butternut squash! It sounds DELICIOUS!!

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16 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel September 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm

All I can say is thank goodness for smartphones!

Oh, and that the mac & cheese on that Cooking Light cover looks deeeeeelish.

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17 Dee September 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I’ve been hearing so many good things about Cooking Light. I think I might opt for a subscription!

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18 Cait @ Beyond Bananas September 25, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Love your easy find to put your grocery list on! I hate being the driver on long drives!!

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19 J @ Ess and Jae V2.0 September 25, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Good luck with the book. I didn’t love it. A little depressing. Love the mani color tho…. :-)

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20 JenATX September 26, 2011 at 12:06 pm

yes, it matches so nicely with the pear. i may start matching my nails to all my produce… haha

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21 Tracy September 25, 2011 at 2:06 pm

So trying to get into the Postmistress… having a hard time for some reason.

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22 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 25, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Reading my cooking light now! Haha its a good one :)

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23 Maria September 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm

That pear looks great! Let us know how The Postmistress is!!!

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24 Claire September 25, 2011 at 2:36 pm

If you’ve ever seen the World War II observation towers along the Atlantic Ocean in Delaware, you may have wondered, as I have, what it was like to live or vacation in that area during World War II. Although the setting is Cape Cod, The Postmistress provides insight into the feelings and fears of those who lived on the Atlantic shore at that time.

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25 Lara @TresLaLa September 25, 2011 at 2:48 pm

That sando looks great! Wish I could read in the car – kind of makes me sickly in my old (haha!) age. I’m forced to stick with singing along with my iPod (much to the hubby’s chagrin).

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26 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I am not able to read in the car for very long without feeling meh and a little carsick but glad you got some pleasure reading time in. And three cheers for the easiest blog vacation! No worries about editing, uploading, etc.

That smartphone that you got a month or so ago just paid for itself and earned it’s weight in gold on this trip! Aren’t you glad you have it! :)

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27 Erin (Travel Eat Repeat) September 25, 2011 at 3:15 pm

I absolutely devoured The Postmistress — it’s a light read but one I couldn’t put down. Hope you enjoy, too!

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28 Erika - The Teenage Taste September 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Cooking Light recipes are the best! They are delicious and don’t taste “light” at all! :-D

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29 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm

That’s a great issue of Cooking Light!

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30 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm

That sandwich looks sooo good! I love road food and quick blogging. Makes you wonder why we don’t do it more often!! :)

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31 katie @KatieDid September 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Yay for a relaxing car ride and blogging made easy by your phone! I bet your glad you upgraded to that phone now.

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32 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm

How do you like that book? I need a good rec for my next one :)

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33 Lisa (bakebikeblog) September 25, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Safe travels!!!!!

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34 Shelly September 25, 2011 at 4:59 pm

I hope you enjoy The Postmistress! I read it a few books back and absolutely loved it! It definitely made me cry in some spots. When I finished, I remember telling myself, “Wow, that was a good book!”. I hope you have the same reaction!

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35 Kori September 25, 2011 at 5:01 pm

I’m so glad you & Matt enjoyed your stay in the volunteer state! =D Your lunch looks delicious, & yes, trying to feed someone while they’re driving can be difficult. ;-) I helped Kaci eat your GH Monticello sandwich when were driving back home from Cville, & it was pretty comical at times. Lol

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36 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 25, 2011 at 5:09 pm

I’m really bad about sharing food… Especially something like a pear! Haha so good job! I’ve been dying to buy Cooking Light, but I feel like I already have so many recipes from blogs that I want to try!

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37 lynn @ the actor's diet September 25, 2011 at 5:10 pm

i love blogging from my iphone sometimes, which i do when i’m on set without my computer. so easy!

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38 Kathy W. September 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm

ha, I thought I was the only one who used magazine response cards for grocery lists! I also keep a stack of them around to jot to-do lists on.

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39 Alison @ Hospitality Haven September 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm

What do you think of “The Postmistress”? I’m curious about reading it!

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40 Jen September 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I’m interest to hear how you are liking The Postmistress. I read it a few months ago and although I found it entertaining enough, I had higher hopes. Let us know how you like it.

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41 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 25, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I’ve really enjoyed the few issues of Cooking Light that I’ve bought in the past, but I’m never sure if it’s worth it to buy cooking magazines. I make recipes from blogs way more than from magazines! :P

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42 Marie@feedingfive September 25, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Love your grocery list. I too just grab whatever is handy. It’s recycling right?! It’s great that the majority of your list is fruit & veggies.

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43 Christine (The Raw Project) September 25, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Maybe I’ll give Cooking Light a try, does it have a lot of vegan recipes? Ripe pears can be so messy, I have to be careful about eating them at work or I get a sticky keyboard!

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44 Cindy September 26, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Butting in here, since I work there. Hope you don’t mind! Not a ton of vegan, but a monthly veg column. Here are some good vegan options from past issues, though. Enjoy! http://www.cookinglight.com/food/vegetarian/vegan-recipes-00412000072112/

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45 Emily@SavoryandSavage September 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm

I have yet to try blogging from my phone – but your mobile posts came out great.

I will have to try it one of these days.

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46 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles September 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I should just copy your grocery list….. that should cover it…. :) I bet that bill was insane. My Matt just doesn’t understand how expensive groceries are!
I LOVE CookingLight!!!!! (eatingwell.com is a fave too!)

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47 Greg September 25, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Just bought butternut squash 2 for $1 at the farmer’s market. Incredible. Size didn’t matter.

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48 Cait's Plate September 25, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Sometimes it’s so nice to just live in the moment and not have to worry about anything. I did that this weekend as well!

Glad you had such a good weekend!

PS – What did you think of that CL? I thought it was a good one! :)

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49 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 25, 2011 at 7:24 pm

I like road trips okay, but I bet you’re excited to get home!

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50 Andrew's Secret Admirer September 25, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Make sure you put up some cute photos of that oh so handsome brother in law of yours!!!

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51 Khushboo September 26, 2011 at 12:34 am

As I was skimming down, I noticed some ridic comments about your spelling- even if you did think spinach was spelled as ‘spinage’, why do they feel a need to be a b1tch about it…GAH all this blog bashing of late is getting outta hand…oh wait, sorry, “out of” hand!

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52 Jim September 26, 2011 at 7:35 am

Is that GH dakota bread on that samwich?

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53 KathEats September 26, 2011 at 7:38 am

No it’s a bread Aunt Donna makes at Hot Bagel Co

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54 Jim September 26, 2011 at 7:39 am

Oh man, it looks delicious!

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55 Ally at A Girl in her Kitchen September 26, 2011 at 8:02 am

Mmmm that mac n’ cheese on the cover of Cooking Light looks good. What is it about fall and mac n’ cheese cravings?

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56 Elizabeth Kelley @ A Dancer In The Kitchen September 26, 2011 at 8:19 am

I read The Postmistress on a work trip this summer. I was in Europe at the time so it was fun to read while it took place in parts there. I love how you wrote your list on the magazine subscription insert…I do that all the time! P.S. I love seeing Faith in your posts! I went to college with her!!

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57 Emma September 26, 2011 at 9:05 am

I think you forgot the “d” in “spinadge” on your list. :-)

I thought it was funny – husband and I keep outrageously spelled shopping lists sometimes for fun!

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58 Angelea September 26, 2011 at 11:14 am

Are you keeping your meal plan list a surprise? :) As a fellow list nut, I looooove your lists! And spinage made me laugh out loud!

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59 KathEats September 26, 2011 at 11:16 am

There’s no real plan – just a list of ingredients!

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60 Angelea September 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Ooh, can’t wait to see everything you come up with! I must have a meal plan and a grocery list or I find a thousand excuses to just go out to eat.

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61 Stephanie @ Myfarmersmarketonline September 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm

All I have to say is, that’s some grocery list! I bet your insides sparkle;)

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62 Cindy September 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Hope you enjoyed your stack of CLs! I really wish we had more time in Cville to explore and eat. It’s definitely toward the top of the revisit list. I still have 2 slices of Dakota in the freezer waiting for the perfect sandwich opportunity.

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63 KathEats September 26, 2011 at 3:45 pm

YES!! Thanks again. I’ve always loved the magazine!

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64 Sheila September 27, 2011 at 10:31 am

Ha ha…I’m reading the Postmistress and have that Cooking Light magazine. I made the Mac & Cheese last night for dinner for my hubby and two kids. They loved it. I did not tell them about the squash though…that would have caused lots of gagging and rude faces. Personally, I thought the sauce was the best ever and I would use it again over pasta or maybe even baked over chicken. Today I’m making a roasted pear and squash soup from Clean Eating magazine. Yum!

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