Get Buzzed

November 24, 2010

Excited to see their Grammy Buzz!!They haven’t seen her since the summer and often talk about their happy days at art camp.

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They helped me put towels out on the bed

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And fought a bit about what to name the three buzzing bees in the guest room – perfect for Grammy Buzz’s visit! (Buzz is my mom’s childhood nickname!)

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Turkey Day prep continues in the kitchen. Matt’s been making chicken + turkey stock

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Cheesy Herb Rolls and Matt Cracks!

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I also made the wild rice for tomorrow’s Figgy Wild Rice and Mushroom Dressing!

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I stole some of the meat from the stock to make a salad for lunch!

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Spinach dressed in olive oil, honey, lavender salt and pepper and topped with:

  • Chicken + turkey stock meat (Thanksgiving’s getting started early!)
  • POM seeds
  • Wheatberries
  • Gorgonzola
  • Walnuts ( <– made the salad)

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It was an INCREDIBLE salad!!

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On the side, half a big whole wheat tortilla (heated in the oven). I think I enjoy tortillas most when they’re slightly warm and super chewy like dough!

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I was full after the salad, so I’m saving this beauty for a pre-workout snack!

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I’m trying a new sport this afternoon with my workout buddy Suzanne!

I am SO ready for our company to get here and play! 24 hours.

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1 Samantha @ Bikini Birthday November 24, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Nice bedding! Crate & Barrel?

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2 Julie @ Honey B. Nutrition November 24, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I LOVE the bees on your walls!!! I am, of course, obsessed with honey bees. Awesome. Your feast looks amazing. Happy Thanksgiving! x

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3 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin November 24, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I love your lunch! The best part of Thanksgiving for me is leftovers, but I don’t know what its called when you eat the food BEFORE the holiday! :)

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4 Natalia - a side of simple November 24, 2010 at 1:58 pm

That lavendar salt sounds so delicious in a salad, as does the warm tortilla wrap. I love them when they’re chewy! A new sport? Looking forward to hearing about it.
Let the Thanksgiving celebrations begin :)

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5 Christin@purplebirdblog November 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Those bees are super cute! My dog has a bee with a pull-string that makes it shake, and he’s figured out how to pull the string all by himself! :)

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6 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat November 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm

I’m the same way about tortillas–they are fine normally, but once you heat them up, they are so good!

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7 Krystina November 24, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I can feel your excitement through the screen. :D

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8 Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) November 24, 2010 at 2:04 pm

I had never cooked wheat berries until I saw them on your blog. They are really, really good! I’m scouring cookbooks for more recipes!! Lol.

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9 Joy November 24, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Mmmmm, homemade stock is to die for and those rolls look heavenly! Here’s to a Happy Thanksgiving for you and yours :)

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10 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 24, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I love nuts on salads — they make them so much better!

A new sport? Extreme frisbee??? :)

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11 Christine (The Raw Project) November 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Cute bedding and beautiful eats. I totally need to try wheat berries.

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12 erica November 24, 2010 at 2:17 pm

the bees are so cute! love the return of the bears!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!

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13 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 24, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Your kitchen must be smelling FANTASTIC right now!! I love the bears. Have a fabulous afternoon with the company! :)

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14 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 24, 2010 at 2:26 pm

I love when company comes. Enjoy!

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15 Alaina November 24, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Oh, yummy salad!

Have a good thanksgiving!!

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16 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey November 24, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Mmm… rolls, crackers… bread! I may have to try one of Matt’s recipes this weekend, to get my bread fix.
I stopped in at GH (the one on Rea Rd. — btw, which one did Matt work at?) this a.m. bright ‘n early to pick up my Thanksgiving order, only to discover that after 4pm today they are going to be closed until next Tuesday! Nooooooo. :)

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17 Kath November 24, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Oh no….I would have told you they’d be closed for orders this soon :(

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18 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey November 24, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Oh no, I was able to get my order for Thanksgiving… I placed it last Saturday. I just didn’t realize they’d be closed for so long afterwards! :)

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19 Kath November 24, 2010 at 5:21 pm

OH good!!!

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20 Matt November 24, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Yep, that’s the one I worked at!

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21 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey November 24, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Awesome. They must have been there all night last night, as everything was ready at 7 a.m. this morning. I’ve been to the other location as well, but the Rea Rd. store is my local. I became a read of KERF after you guys had moved away from Charlotte, (though I’ve been a GH customer for quite a while), so I wasn’t sure which one you worked at.
Happy Thanksgiving!

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22 Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle November 24, 2010 at 2:33 pm

well hello there gorgeous salad!!!! That looks amazing!!! That rice sounds lsoooo yummy!

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23 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 24, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Perfect coincidence- I’m snacking on a warm tortilla right now!! They’re so tasty, I agree.

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24 Maddie (Healthy Maddie) November 24, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Have fun with your new sport! I’ve been cooking up the storm too today to get ready for Thanksgiving. I can’t wait :)

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25 alana (at) the food November 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm

those funny bears make me smile evertime!

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26 Katie (The Boston Marathoner) November 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I love the bees in the guest room – is that in honor of Buzz, or by chance? Happy Thanksgiving!

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27 Mom November 24, 2010 at 2:48 pm

So glad you are training those boys to be helpful and also to know how to do housework. Just how a modern mother should raise her sons!

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28 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen November 24, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Those bees are so cute! My house smells divine with all the Turkey Day prep, yumm! That salad looks delicious, too.

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29 Camille November 24, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I’m excited to hear about your new sport! Have fun!

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30 Lauren November 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm

The best part about Thanksgiving eve is the smells of all of the prep work. It just makes the anticipation of tomorrow all that more!

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31 Eating Bird Food November 24, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Can’t wait to see what new sport you’re trying out today.

Happy Thanksgiving eve!

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32 Heather (Heather's Dish) November 24, 2010 at 4:26 pm

love that you call them matt cracks!

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33 Heidi - apples under my bed November 24, 2010 at 4:31 pm

oooh, the stock is looking good! I’m jealous, it all sounds like such fun. Have a ball! Can’t wait to see the eats :)
Heidi xo

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34 Simply Life November 24, 2010 at 5:23 pm

wow, looks like you’re getting ready for a wonderful thanksgiving feast!

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35 Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 24, 2010 at 5:53 pm

So nice of the bears to help you with some chores. :)

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36 Melissa @ I Never Imagined November 24, 2010 at 6:09 pm

I really like how you and Matt both prepare the food in your house. Most couples I know have just one person who cooks (me!) – it must be nice to share that passion! :)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Kath!!

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37 Kiran November 24, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Yummy foods! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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38 stacey-healthylife November 24, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Seems like everyone is busy in the kitchen.

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39 Laura (Starloz) November 24, 2010 at 6:25 pm

awesome salad, yummo

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40 lynn (The Actors Diet) November 24, 2010 at 6:30 pm

bet your house smells DIVINE with that stock!

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41 Cara Craves... November 24, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Looks like the perfect salad to power you through your workout…
and your cooking!

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42 Emily November 24, 2010 at 6:45 pm

That salad does look phenomenal! I love spreading out the Thanksgiving food for at least a good week :)

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43 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) November 24, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Those cheesy rolls are calling my name! :)

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44 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 24, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Mmm, Campbell’s just can’t compare to homemade stock!

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45 Hannah November 24, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Bee wall! Bee wall!! And gorgonzola… oh, your house is a happy place :)

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46 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 24, 2010 at 8:19 pm

That stuffing sounds so good – we always have traditional stuff, but that sounds awesome.

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