It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Eas-ter

December 18, 2008

Not only is it 59* outside, I had an Easter egg for lunch 😉

AND I AM CAVITY FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEE! I loooove my dentist. The office is filled with zen-like colors and music, and I never, ever have to wait. At my childhood dentist I used to have to wait 1-2 hours per appointment. I just thought that’s how dentists were until I found this one. My dentist is super cool too :)

After the dentist I played in our old neighborhood for a bit – running errands at the post office, Target and HT. I have some kashi coupons that Anne P. sent me before she left for Prague that expire next week so I used them on 4 boxes of Honey Sesame TLC crackers – which were 2/$5 at HT! I also have 3 $1 off Oikos coupons that expire next week but every store I went in was completely sold out!! I hope I can find some before New Years. My last stop was to Great Harvest to visit the husband, who barely had 10 seconds to say hi before he was back to baking. They are slammed until Christmas Eve with bread orders! I had a generous slice of bread at GH, which promptly pushed my lunch hunger back to 1pm. Even with the bread though, that Egg Noggin’ Candy Cane breakfast lasted me forever!

For lunch I used up more of our excess: eggs + bread. Hope you guys aren’t sick of eggs yet! We still have 1 carton that needs using up with about 4 eggs in it and 1 carton that will last a while longer.

Egg Salad with Mixed Greens on Dakota Bread


Egg salad was made with 1 hard boiled egg, 1 tbsp olive oil mayo, 1 tsp zesty mustard, 1 tsp fresh frozen dill and S+P. Too bad we’re all out of paprika, because I love that in egg salad like deviled eggs!


With my sandwich I had a big plate of crunch + Smucker’s PB. This lunch was so satisfying on the palate.


Plus Candy Cane Lane tea –


I want to read my book this afternoon (The Book of Eleanor by Pamela Kaufman) but I need to work on sending out our Christmas cards. Maybe I’ll just do a little of both.

Two Interesting Articles

Foodies Lead Consumers to New and Exotic Foods: Study (If we’re going to spend, let’s make it on good eats!)

FDA Clears Use of Herb As Sweetener (“Sprite Green!?” Green is quite the buzz word these days!)

We’re going to a holiday party tonight, so I’ll be back late!

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1 caitlin December 18, 2008 at 2:16 pm

finally!! stevia is a great natural sweetener!!


thanks for sharing!


2 Victoria December 18, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Don’t worry about boring us with eggs. They’re so versatile. I haven’t had egg salad in forever.


3 BethT December 18, 2008 at 2:42 pm

I love eggs! I would use some up making a yummy fried rice… or huevos rancheros. Mmmmm!


4 Cat December 18, 2008 at 2:44 pm

ooh I actually haven’t had egg salad in forever, but I have some eggs in my fridge that are begging to be cooked up. I see a similar meal in my future!! I like to include capers in my egg salad though… :)

Have fun at the Holiday Party!! I have one for my office tonight, but I’m hoping to get out early because I still need to send out some Christmas cards – oops!! 😳


5 mel h December 18, 2008 at 2:59 pm

hey Kath!! I just got caught up from yesterday! I think its awesome that you and the hubby make your own brew, Me and the Bf could saye a ton of money if we did that!! And I love eggs!! I eat them all the time b/c they are such a great source of protein!keep up the great work!


6 K December 18, 2008 at 3:08 pm

LOVE egg sandwiches! Thanks for the links too!


7 Mel December 18, 2008 at 3:09 pm

I find that second article really interesting. I’ve worked for both of those companies and knew that they’ve been itching for the FDA’s okay forever. I wonder if those products will sell well since I know Coke’s Diet w/ Splenda bombed, but then again it was pretty icky.

Have fun at the Holiday party tonight, sounds like it will be lots of fun!


8 megan December 18, 2008 at 3:10 pm

I have not had an egg salad sandwich in TOO long. Yours looks SO good :)
Enjoy the rest of your day, and YAY for no cavities! Oh, and for not waiting at the dentist…I always wait atleast 45 minutes to an hour!


9 Betsy in Pgh December 18, 2008 at 3:12 pm

I love egg salad. And I have a fridge full of eggs to use up…


10 Courtney (Eat The Whole Thing) December 18, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Yay for no cavities! Yummy lunch…I’m not sick of seein’ eggs. Keep em comin!


11 Allison K December 18, 2008 at 3:14 pm

hmmm…egg salad. I haven’t had it in forever either! Enjoy your holiday party!


12 Heather McD (heather eats almond butter) December 18, 2008 at 3:14 pm

Fun leaf dishes. Your egg salad looked so good and creamy. I bet it was delicious, even without the paprika :)


13 Kim December 18, 2008 at 3:18 pm

Bad Bad news about Oikos- my store has been out for 2.5 weeks….I am having withdrawals…this was their message to me (and on their site) And I have been JEALOUS everyday when I see you eating yours….production hitch…


14 Jennifer December 18, 2008 at 3:23 pm

Such a small spoonful of PB for all that fruit! Whyyyyyy?


15 Moran December 18, 2008 at 3:35 pm

I heart eggs! They go along with so many things and are full of health!


16 ModelBehavior December 18, 2008 at 3:44 pm

I like that you eat the yoke of the egg kath, I know it’s higher in fat and calories, but dang it it’s the best part!


17 Runeatrepeat December 18, 2008 at 4:03 pm

I just had egg salad yesterday too! I love it.


18 coco December 18, 2008 at 4:10 pm

owwwwwwww….amazing egg salad!!! Love those leaves plates!
And what is zesty mustard?


19 debra December 18, 2008 at 4:19 pm

I see a previous comment on the yogurt. My store had been out. Plus when I was there the other day they had looked like they totally had removed even a spot for it. I checked the site and you can get an email notification when it’s back and also get a coupon for a free container.


20 FoodRenegade December 18, 2008 at 4:20 pm

You have the most fun plates!

Egg salad sounds like it will hit the spot. I’ll probably whip up a batch of that tomorrow.


21 Missy (Missy Maintains) December 18, 2008 at 4:32 pm

I love all the different egg dished you make! Gives me nice ideas!


22 Kaye December 18, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Hiya Kath!
I don’t know if you and your hubbie keep a garden, but I’ve got a quick tip for egg yolks!
If you do scrambles or cooking at all with just egg white, egg yolk makes an AWESOME fertilizer! My mom always sticks egg yolks and shells at the base of her plants to help them grow!

Take care, and stay warm!



23 Rose-Anne December 18, 2008 at 4:57 pm

Hi everyone,

If you’re bummed about the Oikos yogurt, and you’ve got a little bit of time to spare, you could take your favorite regular yogurt and strain it to make it lusciously thick and creamy, like a faux Greek yogurt. Some people call it yogurt cheese and they make all sorts of yummy creations with it.

For the curious, more on how to strain yogurt here:

And Kath, I love that leaf plate! It’s adorable.


24 bobbi December 18, 2008 at 5:16 pm

I have been meaning to make some egg salad! When I am on break next week I am so excited to try some new recipes!


25 VeggieGirl December 18, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Great dentist appointment results!!

Thanks for the article links!!


26 Kath December 18, 2008 at 11:36 pm

Kim ,
Oh nooooooo! Guess my coupons will go to waste 😥

ModelBehavior ,
Of course I eat the yolk – it’s by far the best part!! I have never understood why people waste them…

coco ,
Guilden’s brand zesty. The best inexpensive mustard out there!

Kaye ,
Great tip – if I didn’t eat the yolks! Maybe sometime when I need to use whites for meringue or something :)



27 Anne P December 19, 2008 at 4:09 am

Yay I’m glad the Kashi coupons were put to good use!!! I’m soooo jealous, I want some TLC crackers :) I miss them!

Hope you have a great weekend!


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