February 12, 2012

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming, LOST Season 3 – Episode 6, to bring you this breaking news.

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You know how in the movies people are always curling up with a cup of tea, a cozy blanket and a book? That’s what I did this afternoon!!! Hunger Games action and some Blueberry Oolong. I even enjoyed them in our less comfortable but more pleasant living room with a patch of sunshine coming in the window. I should do this more often!

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Afternoon of reading was followed by a pizza supper!!


Matt made a yeast pizza dough yesterday and let it sit overnight. 25% whole wheat.


We sautéed mushrooms and green pepper. Poor Matt assumes I want all the usual pizza toppings and I come in the kitchen with the reaction of “You’re putting those vegetables on our pizza!?” I requested he put them on his half.

Then he made me eat a pepper, and …it tasted good. So like baked potato night, I ate the vegetables normally once they were cooked into my food by someone else. It’s just the thought of raw veggies that makes my stomach turn. Strange!!!


CHEESEEEEEEEEE was my contribution!!!

Grating. It’s a hard job, but somebody’s gotta do it.


We also added some jalapenos to the top and asiago cheese. I even allowed some Italian seasoning (only after sniffing it safely). It was a fabulous pizza!


I also have no problem with romaine so long as it’s covered in this Caesar dressing*


*Please note that pre-pregnancy I only liked oil, honey and salt as dressings and select homemade varieties. No idea why I’m so crazy about this Caesar that Karen discovered!


So good!!


Matt and I tried to catch up on 30 Rock but after 2 episodes we had to switch to LOST. I love 30 Rock but LOST entertains the brain on a whole different level!


My sainted husband declared a craving for ice cream after our first episode. (I swear it wasn’t me – really!) And went up to bring us both a small bowl – even photographed it for me!


Back to the show!!!

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1 Brittany (Eating Bird Food) February 12, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I love that Matt brought you ice cream and photographed too!! :)


2 Molly February 12, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I love this, too! The ice cream looks delicious – what kind is it?


3 KathEats February 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Breyers Neapolitan!


4 [email protected] February 12, 2012 at 9:35 pm

You make pregnancy seem so relaxing! I hope it continues to be that way the whole time.


5 KathEats February 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Well I don’t know if I’d call it relaxing… :)

BUT – I do think I’ve slowed down a bit. I used to never sit still and was always moving from one project to the next. All the moms who have given birth say to really cherish your pregnancy because life will never be the same, so I’m trying to focus on that just a bit more and slooooow down :)


6 [email protected] February 12, 2012 at 10:58 pm

That’s a wise bit of advice Kath! I’ll definitely keep that in mind as well. And it’s great to see that you’re enjoying this time :)


7 Erin February 13, 2012 at 12:30 am

Yes, that is good advice! So many things you never think about are different after having a baby. For example, our restaurant choices are determined by who has better high chairs. :) I miss being pregnant. Your aversion to vegetables is funny. I could eat them cooked but for a few months the thought of a salad was not appealing at all. Glad to see you are taking the advice to slow down.


8 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles February 12, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Oh my….that pizza looks so good! We had our homemade pizza on Friday…love it! The whole family can’t wait for Friday Night Pizza Night! Perhaps, I should try to sneak in some whole wheat! Do you think they would notice?


9 Lynn @ the actor's diet February 12, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I’m the same way – I have to be in the right mood to watch comedies but w LOST (& now Breaking Bad) I’m always game! (that’s your next series by the way…)


10 Brooke @ Exercise For Fries February 12, 2012 at 9:36 pm

cozying up with a book and blanket are what Sundays are made for!


11 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 12, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I like how you guys don’t use mozzarella on pizza; there are so many other cheeses with more flavor. I like fresh mozzarella but the plastic stuff gets boring after awhile. :)


12 Joss February 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm

That pizza looks divine..glad you had some veggies 😉
Enjoy the icecream and a relaxing night!


13 Kristen @ Change of Pace February 12, 2012 at 9:40 pm

What a good husband feeding his babies ice-cream! Pizza night is on Friday for us so did calzones with warm pizza sauce to dip. I have to switch it up once in awhile. You’ll get your veggie taste buds back!


14 Christie February 12, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Your homemade pizzas always look absolutely amazing! I must find a good recipe for wholewheat dough!

That is so cute of Matt to photograph your dessert :)


15 Sarah February 12, 2012 at 10:52 pm

I use Matt’s recipe that is posted under the recipes section and its great.


16 Sydney@ Nutrition with Sydney February 12, 2012 at 9:47 pm

We had homemade pizza for dinner tonight, too! Currently attempting to resist the temptation of following it up with ice cream…


17 Mindy - clueless nut February 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm

That is so sweet of him to photograph your night treat! A few weeks ago when I got home from a late night class my boyfriend had made us homemade chili and took a picture of the ingredients and chopped vegetables before he threw it in the pot. Made my foodie heart smile. I can’t wait for the debut of BERF. So exciting!


18 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious February 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm

You guys are too cute. That post had me laughing. Pizza and salad are a perfect marriage.


19 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats February 12, 2012 at 9:54 pm


I normally am a very simple dressing type of gal too, but lately have gone head over heels for Caesar dressing!!! Maybe it’s just that time of year? =P Because, phew, not pregnant!

I love that you’re really listening to what your pregnant body does and doesn’t want and not putting any sort of guilt or stress on yourself about it. It’s so refreshing! You enjoy that pregnancy!!

P.s. You may have the sweetest husband ever.


20 Holly G February 12, 2012 at 9:54 pm

You know your a librarian when you look at all of the photos delicious looking food someone makes and get excited about the book they’re reading. I just loved Hunger Games, the first of a trilogy, and now that the movie’s coming out its the hottest title at the high school where I work.

Also, I tried the oatmeal (from your video) for lunch today because I’ve got a cold coming on and felt a little yucky. I have officially fallen in love. Bananas, peanut butter and a touch of brown sugar, it was creamy and amazing. Thanks, and enjoy the book (Catching Fire is great too).


21 KathEats February 13, 2012 at 9:25 am

Glad you enjoyed the oats!


22 Emily February 12, 2012 at 9:59 pm

kath, that looks like the most fabulous pizza. truly. you are so lucky to have matt to make homemade pizza dough for ya :] usually i have to do all the work if i want homemade…i mean maybe its cause im still a teenager…but, i think i might add “willing to make homemade pizza dough” to my list of criteria for mah future man :]


23 KathEats February 13, 2012 at 9:25 am

As it should be :)


24 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! February 12, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Aww what a nice hubby! Catering to your tastes with the pizza and bringing you some icecream! SO sweet.


25 Michelle (Better with Berries) February 12, 2012 at 10:03 pm

I have never been able to find a store-bought Caesar dressing that I like, but I’ve never tried the Whole Foods one! I need to get some!


26 Angel7 February 12, 2012 at 10:04 pm

What a nice guy!

Icecream sounds good right about now! Actually, a slushie sounds even better! Speaking of slushies, I went to our local icecream stand that is opened year round; looked at the menu; and really wanted a slushie, because it sounded refreshing. I came to find out that they only make and sell them in the spring… What a bummer :( I will have to wait a little while longer for one.


27 Alicia February 12, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I have been sitting here catching up on posts for a minute so excuse me if this is random.

1. I think it is interesting that garlic is repulsing you, but Caesar is heavenly. Typical for being pregnant, but it gives me a chuckle all the same.
2. The more I read your blog, the more I want to move to Cville…or at least come visit. I grew up in Atlanta, and now live in a small midwestern (read that meat and potatoes) kind of town.
3. I thought I had the sweetest husband ever, but your’s is giving him some stiff competition. You picked well.
4. I need to read more. As a mom of a preschooler, I seem to never take the time to do things for myself anymore. Enjoy your pre-baby time. Things will change, but I personally wouldn’t want it any other way.


28 Jen February 12, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Oh dear. I want to read in the afternoon – and then have a man cook supper for me. Please, anyone? 😉 Didn’t think so.

Keep eating the vegetables cooked! I think the raw is your body telling you that it’s too much for ya belly to digest it at this time. The baby doesn’t want air bubbles :) (and yes I know that’s not highly likely!).


29 [email protected] February 12, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Pizza looks good, but are those SILK napkins? What in the ? How does that work?


30 KathEats February 13, 2012 at 9:26 am

I think they are more of a polyester…


31 Steph February 12, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Hey Kath! We had the exact same dinner…..caesar salad and homemade pizza on yeast dough! Except I made two….a “man” pizza with pepperoni and a “girl” pizza with pesto and tomatoes.

I am about 24 weeks pregnant right now with my second boy. Both first trimesters, my taste buds demanded lots of cheese and pasta. Ha! Maybe you’re having a boy? =)

I wanted to say that now that you’re pregnant, your posts are so much more relatable for me. It’s nice to see you indulging in ice cream and cheese and pasta….things I probably eat too much of!
I am so excited to read your baby blog. I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy!


32 KathEats February 13, 2012 at 9:26 am

:) Congrats on your pregnancy too!


33 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm

We had almost identical days. First half on the couch with a book, second half enjoying pizza and tv. Love Sundays :)


34 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl February 12, 2012 at 10:43 pm

That pizza looks AMAZING. Jealousy setting in… 😉


35 Megan February 12, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Sounds like a wonderful afternoon to me!


36 Brittany February 12, 2012 at 11:31 pm
37 KathEats February 13, 2012 at 9:27 am

That’s mostly a warning for homemade versions in fancy restaurants made with raw eggs. Grocery store versions should be pasteurized.


38 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 12, 2012 at 11:35 pm

The thought of raw veggies, or any really, or even fruit, for most of my pregnancy made my stomach turn. I never ate so many white carbs, crackers, white bread, toast, saltines + cheese in all my life combined as I did those 38 weeks!


39 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles February 12, 2012 at 11:43 pm

YUM! Now I’m craving doughy pizza, BIG time!


40 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 13, 2012 at 12:45 am

Oh my gosh! It’s so funny to me how YOU of all people are turned off by the thought of veggies right now. It just goes to show the changes that our bodies go through during pregnancy and with the change in our hormones. SO interesting!


41 Lyn February 13, 2012 at 12:58 am

Matt is such a sweetheart to you! He is going to make an awesome dad!


42 Khushboo February 13, 2012 at 1:01 am

Sounds like an ideal way to wrap up the weekend- love that Matt photographed the ice cream for u !


43 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes February 13, 2012 at 5:16 am

I love Blueberry Oolong tea!! SO good 😀


44 Clare @ SweetnSimple February 13, 2012 at 5:55 am

That pizza looks amazing! And your little ice-cream spoon is so cute, all looks delicious :)


45 Karen February 13, 2012 at 6:21 am

With my first pregnancy, I had exactly the same food problem as you–I could eat food that someone else prepared, but the thought of preparing it made me sick. Green peppers were the worst!


46 Cara Craves... February 13, 2012 at 7:15 am

Looks like the perfect end to your day…I finished off mine with frozen yogurt and a peanut butter cookie!


47 Simply Life February 13, 2012 at 7:24 am

tea, a book and a blanket usually find their way into my weekends at some point- I can’t think of anything more relaxing!


48 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 13, 2012 at 7:33 am

I’d say just go with your cravings at this point! Does that Caesar have anchovies in it? That might be why you like it!


49 hilary February 13, 2012 at 7:51 am

I would say the veggie thing is totally normal during pregnancy! I couldn’t stand to cook anything, but if someone else made it, I would eat just about anything. So weird but very normal.

I was a Lost junkie but they lost me (hehe) toward season 4 or 5 it think. I just wasn’t interested anymore. To many unanswered questions that kept piling up. I’m looking forward to seeing what you think at the end.


50 Allison O'Mara (A Girl in her kitchen) February 13, 2012 at 7:57 am

Sounds like a pretty awesome Sunday! :)


51 Meg @ Spandex in the City February 13, 2012 at 8:04 am

LOST is soooo addicting,
funny enough I watched all the seasons but the I really don’t even know how it all ends, but by that point I was sooo freakin’ confused !


52 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope February 13, 2012 at 8:05 am

That pizza looks great! I’ve never made my own pizza crust before but it’s definitely on my list of things to do :)


53 [email protected] Flying ONION February 13, 2012 at 8:09 am

I’ve been doing a fair share of afternoon reading with a cup of tea too! It’s so cozy and a great way to spend some “me time” before dinner. 😀


54 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count February 13, 2012 at 8:13 am

That looks like a really delicious pizza! I should make homemade, haven’t done it in a long time.


55 Lindsay @ Running the Windy City February 13, 2012 at 8:26 am

Freshly grated cheese is the best! I really need to make homemade pizza soon…


56 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats February 13, 2012 at 8:52 am

I love just curling up with a good book, I got to do that twice this weekend! I’m reading The Paris Wife for my bookclub!


57 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous February 13, 2012 at 9:30 am

That pizza looks amazing!


58 Mac February 13, 2012 at 10:34 am

I’m obsessed with the Hunger Games! I started the first book 2 weeks ago and I’m on the third already… love it!


59 Vanessa Miller February 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

I haven’t been by in a while and WOWZERS–congratulations to you and Matt! Glad you found some time to read and relax.


60 beth February 13, 2012 at 11:47 am

I laughed at your sniffing of the herbs. My sister had a severe aversion to tarragon when she was pregnant.


61 dee February 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I’m SO obsessed with Ceasar salad these days and I’ve no idea why!


62 Jody February 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm

That pizza looks delish!! What recipe did you use for the crust? I have tried several but mine don’t get doughy the way yours does :-/


63 KathEats February 13, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Matt uses the one that’s on my Recipage for whole wheat pizza crust, except he often uses part white flour for a fluffier crust


64 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie February 14, 2012 at 12:33 am

Hahahah I love that he photographed it for you! Total blogger valentine’s day 😀


65 Sam February 14, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Hey! Like someone else said, your pregnancy diet really resonates with me. I had the same cravings/aversions when I was pregnant with my son (now 9.5 mos). I craved dairy like nobody’s business. You might want to cook your meat a little more, just fyi. But I totally second the “enjoy your pregnancy and take it easy” sentiment. If your little one is anything like mine, you won’t be sitting down very much for a while. 😛 Kids are such a joy, though. They are so fantastic.


66 JenATX February 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm

why’d you want us to note the part about the dressing you preferred pre-preg days? just curious


67 KathEats February 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Because i find it interesting that I like the complete opposite style of dressing that I used to and vinegar/oil doesn’t sound good to me at all.


68 JenATX February 19, 2012 at 10:16 pm

ah yeah that is interesting… ack i’m nervous to see what I’ll want during pregnancy!


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