Full House

August 20, 2010

I feel like we’re running a boarding house :) People in every corner!

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[So bear-like… ;)]

We picked up something like 7 loaves of Great Harvest bread yesterday. Karen brought a handful from the Charlotte store and Pablo gave us a few from Warrenton. We of course had to make French toast for breakfast!

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Matt cold-brewed some iced last night. He just put 1/3 a cup of grounds in with 40 oz of cold water and refrigerated it unpressed overnight. Turned out great. Just requires a bit of forethought!

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We also made a few coffee cubes one day. I put some in with my milk and poured

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Looks kind of gross with that black cube!

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Topped with sliced peach, Bella Eats Blackberry Jam, Sunflower butter, chia seeds and Kodiak Raspberry Syrup

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I have some work to do, and we’re going on a big powerwalk across UVA’s grounds in a bit.

Happy 33rd Wedding Anniversary to my parents!!!

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1 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf August 20, 2010 at 8:49 am

Very cool iced coffee method! Never thought of soaking the grounds overnight!

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2 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs August 20, 2010 at 8:49 am

Lol, your kitchen is like a factory – so much french toast! And it all looks so professional..well done! :p
Have a good walk :)

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3 Meg August 20, 2010 at 8:50 am

“So bear-like” HAHA! You just made my morning, Kath :D Breakfast looks wonderful, and the more the merrier, I’d say!

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4 Marina August 20, 2010 at 8:51 am

Great idea for the iced coffee!
I love how your french toast looks like, it must have been so yummy!

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5 Jessica @ How Sweet August 20, 2010 at 8:51 am

I think coffee cubes are brilliant. Makes me wish I liked coffee!

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6 Bethany @ More Fruit Please August 20, 2010 at 8:52 am

I love drinking out of mason jars! It feels like I’m living in the South in a different era.

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7 shannon (the daily balance) August 20, 2010 at 8:52 am

oh my – that french toast looks amazing! great idea on the coffee ice cubes – love it!

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8 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 20, 2010 at 8:53 am

Happy anniversary to your parents! How wonderful!

That french toast looks so good, I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow!

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9 Dee August 20, 2010 at 8:54 am

the french toast looks divine! especially with all the toppings!

ps. am loving the new look of your blog! :)

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10 Kath August 20, 2010 at 8:59 am

Thanks :)

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11 Tina August 20, 2010 at 8:58 am

Aw happy anniversary to the parentals! I love hearing about long lasting marriages. :)

French bread looks like the perfect breakfast for a group. Love the topping choices.

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12 Brittney August 20, 2010 at 8:59 am

Mmmmm, that’s a good looking breakfast Kath :)

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13 Samantha @ Bikini Birthday August 20, 2010 at 9:00 am

Coffee ice cubes! Great idea!

I need to invest in an ice cube tray.

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14 Nicole - yuppie yogini August 20, 2010 at 9:02 am

Good way to start the day! The french toast looks like GH Savannah bars!

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15 Katy(The Balanced Foodie) August 20, 2010 at 9:05 am

We all know I’m a huge fan of coffee ice cubes! ;) Looks tasty! By the way, thanks for suggesting your sister’s blog. I love following you both. You did an amazing job at HLS and I’m glad we got to meet and hang out a bit!

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16 Melissa August 20, 2010 at 9:07 am

Enjoy the walk–today is move-in today at UVA so it will be quite busy over there!!

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17 Jillian @ Reshape Your Life August 20, 2010 at 9:12 am

I never thought of coffee iced cubes. What I great way to keep your iced coffee from getting watered down! And oh my goodness–that french toast! I think I just found out what i’m having for breakfast on Sunday.

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18 Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 20, 2010 at 9:13 am

I think you should up shop as a B & B! Your breakfasts would have your guests not wanting to leave:)

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19 Caryn August 20, 2010 at 9:14 am

Like your UVA terminology (“Grounds”), Kath! I’m heading back to Charlottesville for the first time since graduating in May and can’t wait! Enjoy the sunshine!

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20 Kath August 20, 2010 at 9:24 am

I got in trouble for saying “freshmen” and “campus” a few weeks ago. Did you notice my sarcasm ;)

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21 R @ Learning As I Chop August 20, 2010 at 9:16 am

Your food always looks so delicious! And congrats to your parents! Job well done

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22 Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) August 20, 2010 at 9:19 am

What a seriously delicious breakfast! I love making iced coffee but often forget about making it in advance – it’s so much better that way! I love the coffee cubs you made!

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23 Wei-Wei August 20, 2010 at 9:19 am

LOL at the photo of Matt asleep! By the way, have you ever listened to the Sporkful podcast? I’m wondering if that’s where you got the coffee ice cubes idea from… :D

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24 Kath August 20, 2010 at 9:23 am

That’s actually Andrew!

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25 jassy August 20, 2010 at 9:23 am

happy anniv to your parents! re: full house the more the merrier! :)

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26 Lauren August 20, 2010 at 9:24 am

Fantastic idea to cold-brew the coffee in the french press overnight! I’m definitely borrowing that idea :).

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27 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 20, 2010 at 9:25 am

That’s alot of french toast. Sounds so good.

Happy Anni to your parents!!!

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28 Claire August 20, 2010 at 9:25 am

There is just something about good bread!! I wish I lived near a Great Harveat:-( Happy Anniversary to your parents:-)cc

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29 Julie August 20, 2010 at 9:26 am

Those pics of the sleepyheads are terrific :-)
Wow – that french toast looks divine!

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30 Camille August 20, 2010 at 9:30 am

Aww, Happy Anniversary to your parents!
That french toast looks incredible!

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31 Heather (Heather's Dish) August 20, 2010 at 9:30 am

aw, happy anniversary!!! that’s so awesome :) and i love full house…i so thought that dialogue was TOTALLY normal growing up!

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32 Rachael @ Mrs-Adventure August 20, 2010 at 9:37 am

Oh my now I must made french toast this weekend, yum-yum!

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33 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 20, 2010 at 9:37 am

Mmmm your breakfasts are always so exciting!! Happy Anniversary to Mum and Dad KERF!

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34 Maria @ Kale and Cupcakes August 20, 2010 at 9:47 am

Oh, the luxury of making a big, hearty, delicious breakfast every morning! Wish I could do that. French Toast looks amazing!

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35 Emily @ Run Emily Run August 20, 2010 at 9:48 am

I’d heard about cold pressed coffee but never knew how much grounds to use. Thanks for the proportions! It also doesn’t look too strong, which I was a little concerned about.

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36 Heather August 20, 2010 at 9:50 am

I love making mocha drinks with frozen coffee cubes!

My husband used to make iced coffee in the french press – but like you said, requires preparation the night before. Making it in the morning is sometimes easier! Did you also find the grounds were still in the iced coffee? He used to have to press it 2-3 times.

Happy anniversary to your parents!

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37 Kath August 20, 2010 at 11:17 am

I think it pressed the same as hot coffee does?

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38 Victoria August 20, 2010 at 9:52 am

Your french toast looks gorgeous. Did you find cold-brewing the coffee made it less bitter?

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39 Kath August 20, 2010 at 11:19 am

I didn’t notice a difference

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40 Melissa @ HerGreenLife August 20, 2010 at 10:04 am

I admire your stamina. The stress of traveling followed immediately by house guests would be too much for me. I guess you get through what you have to get through, and having a positive outlook helps :)

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41 Kath August 20, 2010 at 11:19 am

It is too much for me ;)

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42 christyn @ All Ways Nutritious August 20, 2010 at 10:08 am

your french toast looks AMAZING…love all the toppings!!!!
can’t wait to make my french toast have character on saturday morning.
thank you

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43 Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 20, 2010 at 10:13 am

Happy anniversary to your parents!
The breakfast looks absolutely delish- definitely better than anything that’d normally be served in a boarding house :P

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44 Cindy August 20, 2010 at 10:15 am

It made me smile to see you use UVA lingo. I’m glad you are enjoying C’ville. My 4 years at UVA were some of the greatest of my life so far and I loved every minute of living in such a beautiful place! So I’m loving living vicariously through you as you explore the town and all it’s wonderful eateries :)

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45 Angharad August 20, 2010 at 10:17 am

You have just put my breakfast to absolute SHAME! I want this. Now. I really need to jump on the coffee ice cube bandwagon and the homemade iced coffee bandwagon. Like you said, it just takes a little forethought but it always seems like such an effort! Lazy bones…

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46 Emily @ For Sweets Sake August 20, 2010 at 10:17 am

I love cold brewed coffee! Ok, I just love coffee. Now that’ you’re an RD (woohoo) are there any negatives to coffee other than the caffeine? My fiance insists it’s bad as bad for you as soda but I try to tell him it’s not the same thing.

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47 Kath August 20, 2010 at 11:21 am

Not that I’ve ever heard of! The caffeine MAY have a few good and bad effects depending on the person, and I’ve read that french press coffee MAY raise cholesterol if you are prone to high cholesterol in general, but coffee has antioxidants and is probably pretty good for you!

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48 Corey - The Runner's Cookie August 20, 2010 at 10:19 am

French toast on freshly baked bread is the best. And why just top is with syrup when you could top it with all those amazing things?!

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49 Brooke - One Healthy Cookie August 20, 2010 at 10:22 am

Kath, your photography is so amazing in this post (and so is the French toast!).

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50 Kath August 20, 2010 at 11:22 am

Thank yoU!

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51 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies August 20, 2010 at 10:30 am

Wow – that French toast looks amazing!!

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52 lynn (The Actors Diet) August 20, 2010 at 10:31 am

it’s like a bed and breakfast!

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53 Megan (Braise The Roof) August 20, 2010 at 10:32 am

Your coffee totally doesn’t look gross! It actually looks like you have a piece of chocolate floating around in there…hmm, that might not be a bad idea… :)

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54 Maggie(livingfoodjunkie) August 20, 2010 at 10:35 am

OOo new layout I notice! Looks lovely. Happy anniversary to your parents! They seem like wonderful, loving people. :)

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55 Ilana August 20, 2010 at 10:40 am

Your food always looks wonderful, of course, and this might have to do with the 4 miles I just ran, (in prep for that 6k!) but that french toast looks super delicious. Yumsters galore. I gotta get that syrup.
Enjoy being back in Cville.
Happy anniversary to your parents, as well. :) What a milestone!

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56 Ellie August 20, 2010 at 10:46 am

Ha love all the people in the corners! Also love the french toast. My oldest brother calls it “fancy french toast” whenever we use real bread instead of store bough

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57 Lauren August 20, 2010 at 10:49 am

How fun! I love a full house! :)

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58 Joanne August 20, 2010 at 10:50 am

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KATH’S MOM AND DAD!

Don’t you just love it when there is a full house? It’s so much fun when
all the friends and family are around.
Great idea about the coffee ice cubes.

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59 Lauren at KeepItSweet August 20, 2010 at 10:54 am

have fun with the full house! great way to start the day for everybody there.

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60 Julie August 20, 2010 at 11:06 am

That french toast looks incredible! I want a KERF breakfast, too!! : ) Have fun with your family.

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61 Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward August 20, 2010 at 11:07 am

Oh man, that french toast looks amazing!!

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62 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) August 20, 2010 at 11:10 am

That french toast looks out of this world good. Seriously, I can’t even find words to desrcibe how badly I want to eat it. Also, coffee ice cubes are a terrific idea. I hate when the ice in iced coffee melts and makes the entire drink watered down.

Happy anniversary to your parents!

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63 kate August 20, 2010 at 11:12 am

That raspberry sauce looks fantastic!

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64 Katalina @ GreenLivingNY August 20, 2010 at 11:17 am

Happy Anniversary to your parents! :)

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65 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 20, 2010 at 11:17 am

Yumm! I love all of the toppings on your fluffy French Toast

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66 Christine August 20, 2010 at 11:20 am

Cold brewed is the only way I make iced coffee these days. Can’t beat it!

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67 Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up August 20, 2010 at 11:22 am

looks like you’re having a great time with family! :)

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68 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) August 20, 2010 at 11:26 am

I went to a cafe once that offered coffee cubes. I always thought the idea was genius but never actually made them for myself. :D

Your breakfast is so rustic and perfect. I feel like you should be writing for Real Simple magazine. :D

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69 Kath August 20, 2010 at 11:29 am

Always the best compliment I can imagine :)

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70 Caroline August 20, 2010 at 11:49 am

It’s my parents’ 33rd too!!! A happy day to yours!

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71 Callie August 20, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Happy Anniversary to your parents! :)
That toast looks so good.

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72 Simply Life August 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm

what a delicious way to start the day!

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73 kraileen August 20, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Hello! I just saw your hubby, brother-in-law and mother-in-law on the Corner, passing Mellow Mushroom! It was like a celebrity sighting. I didn’t get a chance to say hi though.

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74 Kath August 20, 2010 at 12:40 pm

COOL! They were buying running shoes :) Larbs and I had already walked home!

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75 Joanna August 20, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Hi Kath!

I’m curious what your take is on too much sugar in the diet? I have a few friends that are lowering their sugar/carb intake from Jorge Cruise’s diets. I tend to eat way more than the 15 grams that they’re limited to per day, since I eat jam, oatmeal, lots of fruit, etc. I’m just wondering if you have an opinion on the health pros/cons of this.

Love your blog – thanks so much for all of your inspiration!

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76 Kath August 20, 2010 at 2:30 pm

I think if it’s natural sugar from fruit, natural sources (milk, yogurt) or even a little in jam it’s perfectly fine. Sugar from sweetened yogurts, cookies, in coffee/tea, sugary drinks adds up and is probably not the best health choice.

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77 Mom August 20, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Thanks everybody! This time 33 years ago I was getting ready to put on my wedding dress, which Kath used to have fun trying on when she was little (well even when she was big.)

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78 Leanne August 20, 2010 at 1:13 pm

That breakfast looks amazing. I’ve never even thought about freezing the coffee for iced coffee…genius!

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79 Annie@stronghealthyfit August 20, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Wow 33 years? Congrats to them! That french bread looks soo good! I haven’t had that in so long.

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80 Andrea August 20, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Love seeing the Shenandoah Valley love. I spent 4 years there attending JMU. Go Dukes!

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81 erica August 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm

that looks amazing! i’m definitely making french toast this weekend!

happy anniversary to your parents!

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82 Aneesha August 20, 2010 at 1:50 pm

He is SUCH A BEAR!

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83 Michelle August 20, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Hi! I’m a new reader :) I was confused at first about the coffee cubes… but then I caught up. So smart!

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84 Kristy August 20, 2010 at 2:06 pm

That french toast looks amazing and I bet it was!! :)

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85 Amber K August 20, 2010 at 2:21 pm

I have you parents have a great anniversary! That is so sweet. =)

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86 Alycia [Fit n Fresh] August 20, 2010 at 2:33 pm

That is one delicious looking breakfast! Really putting me in the french toast mood now hmmm

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87 neen@ Broad Bean to Runner Bean August 20, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Thats crazy! i’ve never seen one of those pans you cooked breakfast on before about 3 minutes ago when i saw one on Iowa Girl Eats blog, and i asked her what its called, i just have a regular frying pan and a grill pan, that looks great! i WANT!!

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88 Laura August 20, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Love the idea of catering and cooking for a big group of people! Not sure my skills would be quite so fantastic as your own though!!!! xx

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89 Mama Pea August 20, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Um, can I move in too? That French toast is too darn appealing.

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90 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ August 20, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Enjoy all that bread. I have yet to try the great harvest bread as french toast, must do it soon.

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91 beki August 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Wow! Warrenton! You were def. in my neck of the woods today. We went to a nice wine bar in Warrenton for Valentine’s Day this year. It was called the Iron Bridge Wine Company if you ever come back up.

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92 Hannah August 20, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Happy Anniversary to your parents! I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a more fruit-filled and fresh-looking french toast!

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93 Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun August 20, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Your french toast looks sooooo good! YUM! :-D

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94 Jessica @ Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget August 20, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Wow! I’m so impressed! That looks awesome. Thanks for sharing all of those pictures.

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95 Chelsey August 21, 2010 at 7:21 am

Holy YUM! That looks so good!!!

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96 Jac August 23, 2010 at 4:05 am

you can make iced coffee by using the iced coffee maker. My BF got me one. It’s kinda like a jar, but there’s this contraption, like a removable filtet where u insert your coffee and put it in the fridge overnight. pretty good as well! Slightly diff then french press. But as good!

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