Homecoming #3

September 27, 2008

Hi guys!! We are home from our long day of Homecoming activities. It was a great day – and it didn’t rain!!!!!!! I am pretty proud of the way I handled myself health-wise today given that I was surrounded by drunk people most of the day. I didn’t have a drink until dinner, but not because I was trying to be strict, but because I just didn’t need/crave one. I could have easily sipped beer all day, but then I would be feeling drunk and sick right now, so I decided just to not sip beer all day and the end result was much happier.

Starting with our brunch, Larbs’ friend KitKat put on a fabulous display of breakfast foods!

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The most amazing baked challah french toast!

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Plus I had a bit of sausage casserole, fruit, and some sour cream coffee cake. And coffee! The food tasted SO good after my workout and late breakfast hunger.

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And a bite of bagel a little later (I have horrible cuticles – sorry!)

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Tailgate

Once on campus, we put on a display of our own for our tailgate: ham biscuits, kashi party crackers, the best homemade hummus ever (Barefoot Contessa’s recipe), the husband’s homemade bread in toasts, broccoli pesto, cheese, grapes, and rice crispy treats. Karen loves to join us for Davidson events and she prepared most of the spread.

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And the drinks 8)

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Gallery of Bites

Get ready for a gallery of bites!!! This isn’t every single bite I had, but my camera was in my lap so I took a photo of 90% of them because it was easy enough:

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Football + Oysters

Davidson won!!!

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SAE Oyster Roast

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I didn’t have any though. They weren’t that appetizing.

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He did:

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Aftermath

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THE SUN CAME OUT!!!!!!!!!!

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Brickhouse Brews

Across the street from campus is the most amazing bar/pub/restaurant. Excellent beer. Excellent pizza. How to choose between over 50 beers on tap!?!?!

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I settled on a pumpkin ale – and I’m not even sure which it was because it was loud and I yelled “PUMPKIN” across the bar and she retrieved one :mrgreen:

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For dinner Karen, the husband and I split the Mediterranean Pizza. The Brickhouse has the most amazing pizzas. Perfect chewy crust, perfect wetness and meltedness of toppings, perfect size. Here’s the one we got:

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Guess I’m having pizza two nights in a row!!!

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I had 2.5 slices:

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I had an Asian Salad to go with it:

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While I know I probably ate more calories than I needed today, it was one of those “could’ve been way worse” events, so I’m happy with the moderation. The husband, on the other hand, did not exhibit moderation today :oops:

I’m off to finish The Office while we wait for my parents to arrive. They’re taking us and Larbs (who is still out partying with her friends) to brunch tomorrow but are staying at our house tonight.

Hope you guys are having fun Saturdays!!

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1 Megan September 27, 2008 at 8:53 pm

What a fun filled day! That french toast looks amazing and so does the pizza!

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2 BethT September 27, 2008 at 8:56 pm

Looks fun! Except the oysters….ew. At least your pizza wasn’t burnt tonight!

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3 Juliet September 27, 2008 at 9:07 pm

Wow. I’ve been craving Challah recently, and your picture of Challah french toast may have inspired me to buy some (and to make french toast with it)! Thanks for the lovely idea. :)

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4 aaron November 10, 2009 at 10:09 am

You can buy delicious challah online from http://challahnmore.com
Thank you

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5 Kate September 27, 2008 at 9:18 pm

love the nerd license plate!!

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6 Katelyn September 27, 2008 at 9:21 pm

The Challah French Toast is really making my mouth water! We have a pizza place like that here, called Pazo’s. A friend was even able to get a beer he had in Malaysia there! Do you guys ever look at beeradvocate.com?

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7 Molly September 27, 2008 at 10:01 pm

Everything looks so wonderful! Glad you enjoyed yourself!

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8 Biz319 September 27, 2008 at 10:01 pm

Everything looks great food wise! It’s only one day, don’t sweat it.

Glad the rain stayed away!

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9 Ali September 27, 2008 at 10:01 pm

Looks really goood :]
I added you to my blogroll, if that’s okay? I just started a food blog, kind of new to this whole thangg

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10 Fleur September 27, 2008 at 10:56 pm

This is the best license plate ever and maybe the most delicious looking french toast I’ve ever seen. Also the healthiest tailgating food I’ve ever seen offered.

This weekend is homecoming at my University too and, unlike you, I’m too far away to go back for it. Boo. However, I checked up on my team and we won our game 43-16, including 14 points 14 seconds. Go Gaels!

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11 Justy2003 September 27, 2008 at 11:14 pm

Haha, love the husband’s “nerd” license plate! He looks proud, though ;)

And baked challah french toast?! That sounds amazing! I may need to find a recipe for that one!

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12 Marianne September 27, 2008 at 11:43 pm

Oysters on the halfshell? Soooo good, but definitely something you either love or hate. I wouldn’t have passed those up though, that’s for sure.

Looks like you had a fun day :)

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13 madison (follow my weigh) September 28, 2008 at 12:57 am

oh i just bought some challah bread from tj’s today and it says “great for french toast” on the back!

what a family filled weekend…and i gotta say you and matt make such a cute couple!

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14 Christie September 28, 2008 at 4:56 am

Looks like a great time glad you enjoyed yourself and I think you did a good job wit hthe food, it is always hard in social settings to just sit and eat so i think you def did great

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15 VeggieGirl September 28, 2008 at 5:35 am

BAKED CHALLAH FRENCH TOAST?!?!??!! Wowza, that looks scrumptious.

What a fantastic, über-fun day you guys had – hooray!! :-)

By the way, I will be at my dance showcase ALL DAY today, so I will probably not be able to comment on your next post – I apologize in advance!!

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16 Mary September 28, 2008 at 5:57 am

I love your blog! It’s good to see someone staying healthy and eating real food! That french toast looked fantastic.

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17 Amanda September 28, 2008 at 7:00 am

Thanks so much for showing how you indulge a little without going totally overboard. I often have trouble when there are so many spreads in front of me. After a while, I tend to feel like I have lost control (a big problem for a person who used to have an eating disorder).

Does anyone have any tips on how to handle situations (aka holiday parties) like this … as Kath has? Do you just make up a plate and treat it as your meal? Do you “save up” calories for the day? Alternate alcoholic beverages with water? I feel like I always go into it with good intentions and I end up eating more than I really want to!!

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18 Christie I. September 28, 2008 at 7:29 am

Looks like it was a great day!

I need to check out that hummus recipe.

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19 CourtneyS September 28, 2008 at 7:36 am

I LOVE oysters! They are one of my favorite foods. And I agree that Barefoot’s hummus is the best recipe out there. Looks like a really fun day. I think you’re right to plan in advance and know that if you were drinking all day, you wouldn’t feel that great after. It’s always hard at long evens when everyone else is going nuts.

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20 shawna September 28, 2008 at 7:54 am

What a fun Saturday! That french toast looks so amazing – especially this Sunday morning while I’m sitting here starving and feeling the effects of a few beers myself last night ;)

I think you did great for what could have been a “way-worse” day.

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21 Meghann September 28, 2008 at 7:55 am

I’m very pumped for my Alma Mater’s homecoming game in November! I hope I can pull together a delicous tailgrating spread similar to yours. :)

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22 Andrea (Off Her Cork) September 28, 2008 at 8:02 am

The brunch and tailgate snackies looked awesome! Glad you guys had such a good time. Me, I’m not big on oysters either so I would have passed as well.

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23 Kath September 28, 2008 at 9:04 am

Katelyn ,
We have looked at beer advocate, but it’s not as fun when the bars around here don’t carry all the top rated beers!

Ali ,
Thanks :)

VeggieGirl ,
I suppose I will permit you to miss a day ;)

Kath

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24 Lauren September 28, 2008 at 9:06 am

Hello Kath! First I’d like to thank you for your blog– its helped in many ways of myself trying to get healthy.

I also love it because I live/d in Charlotte area (Fort Mill) for all of my life. I’m now studying in nyc (actually, a TON of my friends go to Winthrop!) but I love seeing how everything is going at “home.”

Hah, so thank you again! I love reading and getting new ideas for foods and whatnot. I appreciate it greatly!

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25 Ally September 28, 2008 at 1:55 pm

hmm. What is that white stuff on the side of the asian salad? It’s not cauliflower is it. These pics are good, you look great and let’s face it…the husband is hot. please refrain from using moderation and post more pics of him! ; ) haha j/k. sorta. Sounds like a fun day!

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26 Kath September 28, 2008 at 3:37 pm

Ally ,
Lol. The white stuff was cabbage.

Kath

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27 AlliJag September 28, 2008 at 7:03 pm

Aww! That is such an adorable picture of you and your husband! Too cute!

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28 fhgal September 28, 2008 at 11:55 pm

Kath! I am a huge fan of your blog, I always love your interesting adventures. But in all awesomeness, I was traveling with my college sports team this past week to Davidson to play field hockey and we ate at Brickhouse for a team dinner. It was awesome! I also felt like I was experiencing a little of what you always talk about and that hometown feeling. Keep up the great work, inspiring healthy eating and enjoyment habits!

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29 Kath September 29, 2008 at 6:52 am

fhgal ,
That’s so cool you were just there!!! Hope you had fun on campus.

Kath

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