Gear

May 23, 2012

How much bread does one family of 7 need to consume in a week? We learned our lesson two years ago when we brought about 5 loaves and ran out halfway through the week (a sandwich-for-lunch lovin’ group!). We had to go to Food Lion and pick up something from the shelves. It just didn’t cut it.

This time we are prepared.

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We have also progressed from a few cases of beer to two small kegs. Geez. Overkill?

I also have all of my blogging tech gear in tow.

I can’t even imagine when we also have baby gear to bring too…. we will need a mini van for sure.

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I sipped on this pineapple + berry + milk + yogurt smoothie during a call this afternoon

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And in-between packing categories, Matt and I reheated last night’s pizza. Oven at 400* for 10 minutes and it tasted brand new!!

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There was not a hint of leftover about it. (Which is good because I dislike leftover pizza!) One of each flavor for me.

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Plus a pile of sauteed garden chard. I ate 75% – a good amount!

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OH – and everything looked normal at my ultrasound today!!! SUCH a relief. I was a little worried that I was heading in the direction of pre-term labor due to some funny feelings down below (see this post for the why) but thankfully things not only looked normal but they were more normal than before. AND the baby was head down!!! I’m so glad to know he is capable of going that direction : )

Check out this photo of his nose and mouth we got when we had an unexpected belly ultrasound! I wasn’t expecting to get to see him OR get any photos! He’s cute!

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I have nearly all of my BERF posts written for the next 10 days (WOO!) and all my ducks in a row on my other projects for vacation. Of course I’ll be blogging all the food ‘n fun on KERF, but I decided I’m going to take a break from blog reading (which is sad because I hate to miss out on fun announcements or important posts) so I’m going to feel very lost when I return! Someone fill me in on anything big that happens!

Starting vacation off with some reading – and an early bedtime because we’re early to rise!

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat May 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm

You didn’t pack any sweets for Ms. Buzz?! Have a wonderful trip!!! Ride some waves for me.

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2 KathEats May 23, 2012 at 7:48 pm

She has a pumpkin choco chip teacake hidden in there!

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3 Kris May 23, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Have a fabulous, fun and relaxing vacation!

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4 Sana May 23, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Woahhh, that is a lot of bread :) Good thing you own a bakery.

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5 KathEats May 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Funny thing is we’ve had customers come in and buy a similar amount for their own beach trips!

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6 Cristen May 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Have a safe and fun trip! Can’t wait to read some beach posts. I need a beach fix.

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7 Alicia May 23, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I am jealous of every picture you post. Why can’t I produce your food masterpieces? lol.

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8 Kelly Turner Fitness May 23, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Mmmmm carbs….

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9 Kara May 23, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Hi Kath! You have a new daily follower :) Ahh I love your blog! I’m seventeen and I consider myself quite lucky to have found a place containing so many things I find interesting! Reading weekly BERF stuff is super cool – not sure if I’ll really want kids myself – but it sounds like you’re enjoying your pregnancy and all that comes with preparing for your baby’s homecoming! I too am an oatmeal lover (every single breakfast) – I think that’s how I found KERF!
I liked reading your RD journey. I’m already passionate about healthy foods; my parents let me steal their cards weekly as I’m in charge for groceries :). Nursing makes the most sense for me though, but, it’s nice how you were able to channel your career though a blog – I like it!
Where do you get your cute spoons?! Mine, and all the selection in the stores are all so boring! Your presentation, no less, is fabulous – I’m sure all your readers appreciate your detailing.

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10 KathEats May 23, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Welcome Kara!! And thank you!

The spoons are from all over – the silver ones are antiques that I inherited from my grandmother.

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11 Alicia May 23, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Enjoy the sand, the sun, and the surf!

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12 aj May 23, 2012 at 8:07 pm

have a nice trip and this is off topic but..do people ever run into you in charlottesville (love!!! go hoo’s) and ask if you are indeed the real live kerf in the flesh haha i’ve always wondered about that kind of thing

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13 KathEats May 23, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Indeed, more and more. I always enjoy meeting people!

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14 Jennifer May 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm

He’s so cute! :) Have a safe trip!

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15 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm

congrats on HEAD DOWN! That’s awesome!! And that things are looking even more normal than before. Normal. That’s the best word ever for a pregnant lady to hear :)

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16 Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not May 23, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Have fun on vacation!

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17 Susan May 23, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I love getting ultrasound pics to take home … isn’t it so incredible to actually be able to see the baby still in utero?
(I think I may have missed something; what kind of ultrasound were you expecting today?)

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18 Sarah May 23, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Travel safe and enjoy the vacation! I was in Charlottesville last Friday and purchased a delicious loaf of Cinnamon Chip. Y’alls bread really is doughy in a good way.

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19 KathEats May 23, 2012 at 8:48 pm

So glad you enjoyed it!

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20 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) May 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm

He looks great! Have a fantastic trip!

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21 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 23, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Love the color of your smoothie, and the pizza looks really yummy! Oh boy, that is a LOT of bread, but I can totally understand it, because Great Harvest bread tastes amazing!!! Have a very nice vacation!

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22 Eileen May 23, 2012 at 8:54 pm

That is the pinkest smoothie I’ve ever seen–especially after so many green ones around the blogosphere! Have a good vacation–you guys deserve it!

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23 Cait's Plate May 23, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Reheating leftover pizza in the oven makes ALL the difference in the world! Baby Younger-Momson IS adorable – can’t wait to see him when he comes out!

Enjoy your trip!!

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24 Anna May 23, 2012 at 9:00 pm

“….I’m going to take a break from blog reading ”
I’m also on vacation, and I’d love to try that…BUUUT I keep checking HTP just in cases. And if I’m checking HTP, why not check KathEats? It’s a never ending cycle from there! Have a lovely trip <3

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25 KathEats May 23, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Haha… I probably will check in with the mamas :)

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26 Annette @FitnessPerks May 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I understand on the bread thing! My fam is THE same. Must have enough (and tons) of food for vacay!!

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27 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Oh gosh, that really will be a lot next year! Enjoy your week at the beach!

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28 Jennifer May 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Nooooo don’t become a mini van person!!!

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29 Andrea May 23, 2012 at 9:41 pm

That is the absolute best way to reheat pizza! Tastes fresh! Whenever I have leftover pizza, I love taking it to work for lunch and reheating it in our toaster oven – yummm. And congrats on the ultrasound :) Have a great vaca.!

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30 Angel7 May 23, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I actually do not mind leftover pizza.

That is a cool ultrasound photo! You can really see what his nose and lips look like.

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31 Jen May 23, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Glad the US went well! He is a cutie :)

You should take a break – good for you! We all need a break from any sort of media at times – blogs, TV, entertainment, etc. Good to get back into ‘reality’!

Oh – the Foodbuzz ads WERE showing up when I asked last night! I didn’t realize the ad was a Foodbuzz one (on the left) because it doesn’t actually say Foodbuzz anywhere! (I always thought it did?)

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32 Natasha May 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Lucky to have so many ultrasounds! I had lots but only because I was “high risk” i.e. advanced maternal age plus a few problems.

Yes there will be more gear when that sweet boy arrives…pack ‘n pay, white noise maker, highchair, not to mention the clothes, cups, bottles etc. our beach trip with a baby this year (and 2 older children) went very well though, considering…

All that bread looks heavenly!

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33 kristen @ verbs and vignettes May 23, 2012 at 10:36 pm

your bread packing pile is unreal! but lunch sandwiches… and the looks of that great harvest bread? not so bad. :p

crispy reheated pizza is so good. and if it’s gonna be soggy, give me the cold pizza. i used to adore a slice of cold pizza for breakfast. hahaha. not since i discovered using the stove for it, though. quick + crunchy.

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34 Alison May 23, 2012 at 11:21 pm

It sounds like you’ve got everything prepped for a fantastic vacation! Enjoy!!

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35 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 23, 2012 at 11:30 pm

That smoothie sounds delish! Purple as ever :)

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36 Khushboo May 24, 2012 at 12:00 am

Have a great vacay, Kath!

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37 Michelle@PeachyPalate May 24, 2012 at 1:38 am

Great to hear the ultrasound went well for you! :) That’s a whole heap of gorgeous looking bread! Loving the smoothie…I need to get me some granola!

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38 Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 24, 2012 at 4:54 am

Have a great vacation! Be sure to relax and rest up!

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39 robin May 24, 2012 at 5:03 am

Wow that was a really great ultra sound you can see his little face so clearly.

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40 mary @ minutespermile May 24, 2012 at 5:08 am

have a great vacation!

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41 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 24, 2012 at 6:03 am

I often underestimate the amount of ‘stuff’ that I need to bring when we go away as a family…every year it seems to grow! Bread stash looks amazing…hope it lasts! Enjoy your trip! Looking forward to reading all about it! Safe drive!

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42 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 24, 2012 at 6:21 am

Looks like you’re ready for a lot of fun AND a lot of sandwiches! Enjoy!

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43 Hillary May 24, 2012 at 6:29 am

A trunk full of bread? Now this is a vacation I can get on board with! Have fun!

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44 KathEats May 24, 2012 at 7:19 am

That’s just how you go with the dough :)

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45 Hillary May 24, 2012 at 7:24 am

Haha exactly!!

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46 Lindsay May 24, 2012 at 6:32 am

I just ordered Wild Squirrel Nut Butter and a Buddha Bowl from your Open Sky shop!! SO excited!!!!!! :)
Have a great vacation!!! Tell your sister congratulations as well! :)

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47 KathEats May 24, 2012 at 7:18 am

Wheeee!

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48 occula May 24, 2012 at 9:53 am

LOL, you labeled it and I STILL can’t make out a face or any kind of baby shape! I’m hopeless.

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49 KathEats May 24, 2012 at 10:16 am

Turn your head to the right… They are big!

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50 Earthy Nicole May 24, 2012 at 7:54 pm

It took me a few minutes to see them too. Then it was plain as day! So cute… Looks like he was sleeping!

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51 Angela May 24, 2012 at 11:58 am

Congrats on the normal news, cute pic, and head down status! What a great way too start your vacay.

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52 Sarah May 24, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Have been a faithful KERF and BERF reader for a while now but this is my first time commenting!
Where did you get that glass cup/mug from? I need one!! I just love eating things out of funky cups.
Enjoy the r&r! You deserve it :)

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53 KathEats May 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm

A friend gave it to me

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54 erica May 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm

everytime i see an ultrasound photo i’m reminded of that episode of friends when rachel cries because she can’t “see” the baby in the pictures. that.is.SO.me! hahahaha. i always stare and try to see what everyone else sees and i’m like “i don’t see it!” lol. it took me awhile but i saw it! love it =)

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