Lately

December 24, 2013

Twas the week before Christmas and Kath ate….

Breakfasts

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Oats in a jar! Long time, no see. This was actually oat bran, which is why it looks so uniform. Mazen likes oat bran more than oatmeal because of its smaller texture, so this is what we eat nowadays! I topped the banana-y mixture with some Cville Cluster granola. Yum yum.

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A few days later I reheated up some leftovers with a splash of milk – more of the same!

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Most mornings we have eggs with toast and fruit. Mazen loves them all. Like his mother, breakfast is his favorite meal of the day (favorite = most food consumed). Breakfast like a king! Grapefruit rocked the house this morning along with scrambled eggs and toast with butter and jam.

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Pancakes are another favorite breakfast. I use the Great Harvest mix, which is whole grain and hearty. Topped with some berries, coconut, butter and syrup.

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The next day I had a leftover pancake with some chocolate peanut butter on top. The funky egg was cooked in the microwave (a failed experiment).

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Lunches

Salads were back on the menu while we went through a weather warm front! Boy do I miss summer. In the winter I just don’t want salads for lunch as much. 

Greens, sardine salad on the side, grapes, leftover sweet potatoes and saltines.

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Another salad – this time topped with leftover trout, leftover green beans, goat cheese, almonds and Tessemae’s dressing

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But most days all I want for lunch is soup!

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Leftover chili take 1

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Leftover chili take 2. Topped with some of my mom’s sherry cheese dip, which melted beautifully. And avocado!

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The other half of lunch: a big grapefruit and a few oranges for M. I eat standing up while getting his lunch ready too often these days.

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I am not sure why we have FOUR cups going at this lunch. Water, milk, greens smoothie and more water!

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And finally – scrambled eggs, a roll, and veggies dipped in sherry cheese! This lunch rocked.

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Dinners

I made a big pot of chili (easy recipe coming soon!). This explains all the lunch mugs!

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Butternut + bison. So good! Topped with plain yogurt.

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Dinner #2 was pan-cooked local trout (simple with salt and pepper and a little seasoning) along with saffron green beans and polenta that Karen made from scratch and brought us. Her polenta was awesome, so I’m going to have to make it soon myself!

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Another night I went out with some blog friends Robyn and Clare and Eva, who was visiting from Wisconsin and got us all together. We had Spice-a-ritas and burrito bowls at Mono Loco. Mine was coconut cod with beans + rice and greens on top. Special sauce for dipping. Thumbs up!

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That’s all I got for dinners due to being behind and leaving my camera in its crock one too many nights.

Happy Christmas to all!

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1 Lynn @ the actor's diet December 24, 2013 at 8:53 am

Even when it’s 75 here I still don’t crave salad in the winter here either. Soup please.

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2 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 24, 2013 at 8:58 am

Breakfast is definitely my favorite meal too! And yes, probably most food consumed as well… ;)

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3 KC December 24, 2013 at 9:03 am

Everything looks yummy! Sherry Cheese???? Haven’t heard of it but it sounds delicious! Will you share the recipe?

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4 KathEats December 24, 2013 at 12:57 pm

It’s a really easy and delicious recipe: equal parts shredded cheddar and cream cheese plus a dash of garlic (raw or roasted, your choice) and a glug or two of sherry. It’s so good!

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5 KC December 25, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Thanks for the recipe and it’s an easy one! I’m going to make it for New Year’s Eve. Merry Christmas!

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6 Sanaz@ Run for Cake December 24, 2013 at 9:56 am

I love breakfast the most too! I wish I had more time to dedicate to making delicious meals every morning. Pumpkin Overnight Oats are by far my most favorite! My one year old likes dinner the most so breakfast is always a challenge in our house.
Your eats look so good. You make me hungry with these posts!
Merry Christmas!

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7 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh December 24, 2013 at 10:06 am

Every time I see your backsplash tile I want to remodel our kitchen!

Merry Christmas!

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8 Christine@ Apple of My Eye December 24, 2013 at 10:50 am

Love all of the eats! That chili looks to die for (I actually made some a few days ago as well)! Can’t wait for the recipe :D.

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9 Keri December 24, 2013 at 11:06 am

Breakfast is my favorite meal too :) . However, I haven’t made chili in ages & it sounds so good. Maybe I’ll make it the next time we get snow in Denver….Do you have a favorite chili recipe to recommend? Thanks!!

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10 Keri December 24, 2013 at 11:08 am

I should have qualified–any meat free chili recipes? I’ll try the Bourbon bison for my husband :)

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11 KathEats December 24, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I have a recipe called throw in a pot vegetarian chili that we use as a staple

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12 Lisa C. December 24, 2013 at 12:27 pm

What type of yogurt do you use use? Non-fat, lowfat, or whole? I read conflicting advice regarding which is healthier.

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13 KathEats December 24, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Whole now that I’m sharing with Mazen. I would probably buy low fat otherwise. I hate fat free, except in Greek, which is OK

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14 Eva December 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Is that bison chili recipe the same as the one you posted yesterday?

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15 KathEats December 24, 2013 at 3:04 pm

it’s actually a crock pot version. Recipe post upcoming

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16 Amanda December 24, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I love the Lately posts!

Think your mom would be kind enough to share the recipe for her sherry cheese dip?

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17 Shauna December 24, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Cville Cluster Granola is literally the BEST granola I have ever purhcased! I just recieved some from your bakery this week and im hooked!.. Also the Dakota bread is amazing. Thank you so much for posting these products on your blog it’s so worth the wait!

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18 KathEats December 24, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Yay!

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19 Shel@PeachyPalate December 24, 2013 at 3:28 pm

You seriously are the queen of eggs…you could potentially convert a vegan! Have a great Christmas!

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20 DM December 24, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Looks great! How do you prepare the oat bran (liquid to bran ratio, cooking time, etc)? Thanks!

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21 KathEats December 24, 2013 at 6:10 pm

1/3 bran and 2/3 cup water. Then same method as whipped banana oatmeal

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22 Tiffany December 24, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Merry Christmas, Kath!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday!!

Have you tried a mix of oat bran and oats? 1/4 cup of each with 1 cup of liquid. You still get the creamyness of the oat bran but just a touch of texture from the oats. I think you and Mazen may like this

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23 KathEats December 25, 2013 at 8:23 am

I have mixed before. .. the best of both worlds! Merry christmas!

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24 Amna December 24, 2013 at 9:18 pm

How do you cook your eggs? They always look so fluffy and perfect-almost like the color of egg beaters!

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25 KathEats December 25, 2013 at 8:24 am

I crack into a jar, add a splash of milk and then scramble away

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