Glazed Over

May 8, 2011

Man oh man, things just got really, really busy. I just realized about 10 things we need to do for the bakery before Friday and panicked. I am soooo not good under pressure! Feeling a bit glazed over at the moment.

We DID get a lot done at the bakery today. Just basic cleaning because everything is still so dirty! Maybe I should focus less on cleaning and more on just putting stuff in there dirty and cleaning when this deadline has passed…

Dirty, dirty windows


Razor scraping




After. Better, but the outsides could use some help too! Thanks to Shaklee Window mix for the help!! I used an ENTIRE BOTTLE of cleaner on all of our windows!!


Windowsills cleaned for the second time..


Monkey working on the ceiling


Menu board issues



Oven cleaning..


We arrived home and I immediately put together one of our many videos we must send to Great Harvest this week. Matt got started on our Mother’s Day Dinner.


We roasted a whole local chicken and smothered it in my M.Day Praline Mustard glaze by Dr. Pete’s. MY GOSH THIS GLAZE IS AMAZING!! More like caramel cause than a savory sauce – imagine chicken glazed in walnuts and caramel!


On the side we had a big pile of red cabbage in a BBQ sauce glaze. Matt is the King of Glazes. He takes the sauce and the cooking liquid of the cabbage and once the cabbage is tender, he removes it and boils down the sauce until it’s very thick and syrupy. Tonight he used Tribal Moose Cranberry BBQ sauce and did that method and then drizzled it over the cabbage on our plates. Also, totally amazing!



Of course our Peanut Butter Buckeyes made their dessert appearance!! YUM!!!!


Feeling a bit better now that I have a grasp on everything and a big LIST formed of what we need to do. I’m thinking about skipping BodyPump tomorrow and going to run errands instead..I can lift some equipment to make up for it!


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1 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 8, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Praline Mustard glaze by Dr. Pete’s– I MUST have that. NOW!! That is 100% my kinda sauce!

And the Cranberry BBQ sauce would be a close 2nd.

And the buckeyes. Wow, Kath. Great eats on this post.

There is nothing dirtier and grimy-er than new construction or construction messes. The dust, dirt, grime, permeates the windows, every nook and cranny. I feel your pain. Hang in there!


2 staceyhealthylife May 8, 2011 at 9:23 pm

The stores coming together really well, looks great. What’s a buckeye because that looks and sounds amazing and I would love to make some.


3 jamie May 8, 2011 at 9:26 pm

That Praline Mustard glaze looked sooo delicious that I looked up the Dr. Pete’s website to order and ship…BUT then I looked under “store locations” and was SOOO happily surprised to see that even though they only stock 6 locations in all of California, one of those places is less than a mile away from my house!!!
p.s. your Great Harvest is starting to really come together!


4 KathEats May 8, 2011 at 9:27 pm

So exciting!! It’s soooo delicious!


5 andrea @ chocolateandoranges May 8, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Whenever I’m in a construction area I always wonder how long it must take to get all that dust and mess cleaned up. Apparently the answer is a very long time with multiple passes! Good luck this week, it must be so stressful but I’m sure you guys will make it happen!


6 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 8, 2011 at 9:31 pm

You guys are so busy I am sure you will need the energy!

Good luck with your last week, all of your hard work will pay off! :)


7 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) May 8, 2011 at 9:32 pm

I wish I were there to help you! Everything will fall into place though. Stress will only bog you down!


8 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats May 8, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Good luck getting everything done!!


9 Claire @ The Lazy Alchemist May 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Good luck on your final stretch toward opening day!!


10 Ellie @ The Mommyist May 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Wow, that’s a lot of windows. Cleaning them all really was a project!


11 Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life May 8, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I must have this sauce SOON–YUM!


12 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm

That dinner looks incredible!

I so wish I was good with making sauces and glazes!


13 Maria May 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm

The bakery looks so wonderful! Congratulations on the progress – you are almost there.

Where did Matt pick up the buckeyes? They look wonderful. My dad always makes a big batch of buckeyes at Christmastime. This year he made them with natural peanut butter and dark chocolate just for me. :)


14 KathEats May 9, 2011 at 7:52 am

They’re from Feast!


15 Kate May 8, 2011 at 10:13 pm

The store looks awesome. Good luck tying up loose ends and then relax a bit, will ya? :)


16 Mary Frances May 8, 2011 at 10:24 pm

For a one-time quick fix since you are under a tight time constraint, maybe you can get one of the cleaners that attach to your garden hose for the outside windows. Especially since there is so much construction dirt, you might need to hose down the outside front of your bakery where the rain might not wash because of the nice new overhang.


17 Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 8, 2011 at 10:48 pm

I thought this post was going to be about glazed donuts. Not going to lie, a little disappointed 😉 but dinner looks DELISH! and you can do it, Kath! You will be so surprised at your capacity to get stuff d-o-n-e.


18 Emilia May 8, 2011 at 11:14 pm

I don’t remember hearing about those PB buckeyes– who, where, what? They look DELICIOUS :)


19 KathEats May 9, 2011 at 7:53 am

From Feast – see my Mother’s Day post where I showed them


20 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 8, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Mm that chicken looks so tender! I love red cabbage :) In fact, I ate some for dinner, sauteed with apples, last night!


21 Alison @ Hospitality Haven May 8, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Your dinner looks deeeeelicious!! Good luck this week with your to-do list. It’ll be just fine! :)


22 Katie @ Life... Discombobulated May 8, 2011 at 11:35 pm

The bakery is looking great! I’m sure everything will come together in time! As far as the cleaning goes, I say don’t clean ANYTHING that has ANY chance of getting dirty again before the opening! Get everything else done that you need to, then clean, just like you said. Good luck!!!!!


23 Khushboo May 9, 2011 at 12:00 am

Wow that glaze sounds phenomenal…the whole meal in fact! Good luck for the week- it’s going to be busy but good thing you’ve got a plan!..and lifting boxes is way more efficient than body pump :)!


24 Sana May 9, 2011 at 12:43 am

the glaze is soo shinyyyyy!


25 Tori (Fresh Fruition) May 9, 2011 at 12:48 am

That glazed cabbage looks like heaven. There are few things in the world not made better covered in barbecue sauce!


26 Kari @ bite-sized thoughts May 9, 2011 at 1:11 am

You have certainly had a hectic week! I think I would be feeling stressed too, but I am sure everything will come together (just as I am sure my writing that doesn’t make you feel one bit better!). I am also a bit fan of lists…they are very soothing. Lots of luck for the next few days.


27 Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East May 9, 2011 at 1:34 am

Yum! That glazed chicken looks delicious!

The bakery is coming along so nicely! Just think how relieved you will be after Friday! Good luck getting everything finished!


28 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 9, 2011 at 1:53 am

Deep breaths… :)

The glaze on that chicken sounds amazing!


29 Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit May 9, 2011 at 2:16 am

i hope things go smoothly for you this week :) good luck getting everything together lovely :)


30 Hannah May 9, 2011 at 3:15 am

I’m amazed at how much you and Matt are going yourself, hand-on, building, constructing… it must be such an amazing (and stressful!) learning curve!


31 Christie May 9, 2011 at 4:42 am

BBQ sauce is the best, hands down.

You guys are both amazing for tackling a project so hands on like this – a real inspiration! It’s awesome that you’re blogging right through the process, it’s so interesting :)


32 Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 9, 2011 at 4:57 am

No matter how busy you get, Kath, you are always eating delicious and healthy meals! The business will pass.. you are almost there!


33 Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 9, 2011 at 5:11 am

Having lists always makes an overwhelming amount of work seem a little more doable!


34 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out May 9, 2011 at 6:05 am

Good luck. Kath and Matt!! You guys can do it and we’re all rooting for you!


35 Sarah Jane MacMillan May 9, 2011 at 6:06 am

Don’t worry!!!!! Cleaning s you go makes it less daunting for the final cleaning. Besides once it’s up and running you’ll clean ALL the time. You’re doing great!!


36 Barbara Dutton May 9, 2011 at 6:14 am

Your bakery is looking awesome! I was in Atlanta yesterday and wanted to check out a Great Harvest, but they were closed on Sunday for “loafing”. Too funny. Good thing that whole bottle of glass cleaner cost less than a penny. My Shaklee products arrived and I LOVE them!


37 KathEats May 9, 2011 at 7:54 am

Oh bummer – we’ll be loafing on Sundays too.

Agreed on the Shaklee! I would have felt bad for “wasting” so much if it had been Windex! Also, not good for breathing in!


38 Karen May 9, 2011 at 6:26 am

I so relate to your angst, Kath. I too dislike working under external deadline pressure, but consider that you are the master of managing long to-do lists. You know what your doing!

Wishing I could swing by to lend a hand with all the heavy lifting, but alas, know that I’m sending you my best for a productive, snafu-free week ahead.


39 Baking 'n' Books May 9, 2011 at 6:47 am

Yes – get it in the there. Clean later if you got to. When time is tight, you do what you have to do.

Looks great – roasted chicken is like a delicacy – a perfect substitute for fried 😉


40 Katie May 9, 2011 at 6:54 am

Peanut Butter Buckeyes are pretty much the most amazing thing! my fiance’s grandma makes those every christmas, I adore them!!!

I can not believe Friday is the big day!! So awesome!!


41 kaila @ healthy helper! May 9, 2011 at 6:56 am

I loooove Buckeyes! My mom makes them at all holidays! They are so good.

I really want some cabbage now :)


42 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 9, 2011 at 7:06 am

I LOVE BBQ on cabbage! Perfect combination. I am the worst under pressure. Good luck today!


43 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy May 9, 2011 at 7:12 am

It’s so great to see all the hard work and effort that goes into opening a business! It will all be worth it! :) Wish I could come to the opening!


44 Molly May 9, 2011 at 7:16 am

I love your attention to detail!


45 Suzanne @ continuing my education May 9, 2011 at 7:26 am

Hang in there! You can do it!!! It will all be worth it in the end!


46 Jess @ Jessica is Getting Fit May 9, 2011 at 7:38 am

That’s crazy about the windows, having an older home we always have random construction projects going on and I am always amazed at how much dirt and grime is produced over the whole house when they are going on!


47 Julie @ Lettuce Choose Healthy May 9, 2011 at 7:42 am

the store is really starting to look great!! Peanut butter buckeyes are the best!


48 Melissa May 9, 2011 at 7:45 am

Lots of deep breaths! Everything WILL get done–it somehow always does! Hang in there!


49 Gina @ RunningtotheKitchen May 9, 2011 at 7:48 am

The store looks great. Good luck with the to-do list this week.


50 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 9, 2011 at 7:48 am

Cleaning windows is my least favourite chore. I can never seem to get them perfectly clean! 😛 The store is looking great though. I’m sure you’ll have everything done in time for Friday!


51 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 9, 2011 at 8:04 am

All I have to say is: to do lists. Which I’m sure you’ve already done because you’re the most organized person I know!


52 kim May 9, 2011 at 8:49 am

I can’t wait for the bakery to open! Though I’m scared I’m going to drop a TON of money of bread in one trip. : )


53 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm

mmm yummy dinner!


54 Sarah May 9, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Hey Kath! The bakery looks fantastic. Where did your purchase your menu board? I want one for my kitchen to write grocery lists, write menus, and draw some art :)


55 KathEats May 9, 2011 at 8:31 pm

It’s from here! Was about $300 – I bet you cuold find one for less..


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