Lately: Breakfasts and Lunches

September 25, 2013

Now that you know what we’ve had for dinner all last week, how about some breakfasts and lunches?

Breakfasts

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Drippy egg, caramelized bananas and Cinnamon Raisin Walnut toast. I have found that everything tastes better when cooked together in a hot skillet, toast included.

Here is a toasty Virginia potato roll with egg, almond butter and jam. Jelly donut, I tell ya! Served with one of the last of the nectarines this season.

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One morning I turned my baked pumpkin oatmeal into mini muffins. Quickie recipe to come! It needs a tweak.

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Mazen loved them, and this was much prettier than a falling-apart loaf.

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The next day I had the leftovers served with roasted apples and banana slices on my new Homegoods plate. Hoot!

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And for our final breakfast..pumpkin pancakes topped with almond butter, roasted apples and nectarine.

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Lunches

Here’s a salad with smoked salmon on top along with some herby Everona dairy cheese and Red Hot and Blues chips. I think there was so much lettuce in this salad that I couldn’t finish it all!

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I have never been much of a fan of leftover pizza (cold pizza – yuck!!!) but our microwave has a nifty pizza oven (so it’s officially called) on the bottom. We use it as our toaster, but when we have needed to reheat pizza, boy does it do a good job! This slice was leftover from Fridays After Five and was served with leftover summer vegetable salad – recipe to come!

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Pizza and burgers for lunch – yee haw! This No Bull Burger I had on a Virginia roll with herbed cheese spread on top.

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Served with a side salad with more herbed cheese (from Caromont Farm) and more of that leftover summer salad.

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This salad featured greens topped with tomatoes, Caromont Farm goat cheese, Cava kalamata olive hummus and Red Hot and Blues. Leftover okra fries on the side with a puddle of ketchup for dipping.

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Pumpkin the Puppet Cat snuck a bite of this lunch – leftover Cook Smarts cajun shrimp with salad and goat cheese and Cinna Raisin Walnut toast with butter on the side.

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1 Jen and Emily @ Layers Of Happiness September 25, 2013 at 8:36 am

Oh my gosh! The owl shaped breakfast is the cutest thing ever… So creative :)

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2 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs September 25, 2013 at 8:47 am

Love the mini muffins — they’re so cute! Can’t wait for the recipe :)

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3 Kate Newman September 25, 2013 at 8:55 am

Hey there! How do you make the roasted apples? They look delicious!

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4 KathEats September 25, 2013 at 11:27 am

In my rice cooker… daily garnish’s recipe

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5 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats September 25, 2013 at 9:05 am

I really need to work on incorporating side salads with my meals, it’s such an easy way to get in extra veggies!

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6 Christine@ Apple of My Eye September 25, 2013 at 9:32 am

Mhmm those caramelized bananas are calling my name! DO you just let the sugars in the fruit itself to the caramelization, or do you use a little honey /sugar :)?

As always, love your vibrant and delicious looking eats! :)

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7 KathEats September 25, 2013 at 11:26 am

Just the natural sugars

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8 Ilane September 27, 2013 at 6:56 pm

I am drooling over those caramelized bananas too! How did you prepare them, how many minutes? Thanks :)

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9 Jackie September 25, 2013 at 9:37 am

My mouth is watering! This all looks so yummy!

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10 Sunnie@ModernGirlNutrition September 25, 2013 at 9:58 am

Beautiful post Kath! That pizza looks amazing!

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11 Julie September 25, 2013 at 10:01 am

Those meals all look delish as well usual! Is the real Pumpkin still around?

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12 KathEats September 25, 2013 at 11:26 am

Yup!

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13 Cait's Plate September 25, 2013 at 10:45 am

Ah, I’ve missed your beautiful spreads! This post gives me some good ideas to mix up my meals! :)

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14 jillian September 25, 2013 at 11:07 am

WOW, those first two breakfast pictures look AMAZING! it all does, but especially those two :)

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15 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac September 25, 2013 at 11:34 am

I can’t do cold pizza either!! I usually microwave mine and deal with the less-than-delicious chewy crust. Jealous of your microwave “oven!”

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16 Irene September 26, 2013 at 7:48 am

Heating leftover pizza in a dry skillet on a burner eliminates the chewy crust problem. Doesn’t take too much longer either.

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17 joelle (on a pink typewriter) September 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Mmm, that top breakfast looks amazing. B-fast is my fav meal of the day for sure.

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18 jodea @ chillichocolatelove.com September 25, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I love cold pizza!

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19 Samantha @ aussi belle September 25, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I’m loving all the pumpkin!

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20 Anna @ Fitness à la Anna September 25, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Those oatmeal muffins are PERFECT! I am totally making some tonight for quick breakfasts the rest of the week :)

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21 Shel@PeachyPalate September 25, 2013 at 2:12 pm

You are the salad inventing queen! They always look so scrummy!

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22 Jess September 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Love breakfast on your owl plate – adorable!!!

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23 Chelsea @ TableForOne September 25, 2013 at 3:30 pm

I love the pumpkin themed breakfasts! It is that time of year when I love pumpkin mixed into anything. My favorite breakfast is pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spiced oatmeal. I will have to try your bakd oatmeal since that seems to be right up my alley :)

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24 Lisa September 25, 2013 at 3:48 pm

The caramelized bananas look delicious!! :-)

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25 Livi September 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm

yum!! what’s your pumpkin pancake recipe??

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26 KathEats September 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm

I used the Great Harvest mix with pumpkin added

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27 Marissa@ohhhsolovely September 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm

you are definitely using that can of pumpkin that you showed recently! love all the pumpkin inspired eats!

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28 Heidi September 25, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Hey Kath! Random questions for ya ;)
What time do you usually eat your meals? Are you having snacks during the day? I’m really trying hard to get myself on a better eating schedule especially when it comes to breakfast it’s my favorite meal but sometimes I eat so late.. anyhow you are looking beautiful as usual, and I hope Karen is doing well recovering.
Take care,and thanks!
Heidi

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29 KathEats September 25, 2013 at 8:24 pm

I usually eat at 7:30, noon and 7. And I do have snacks – they vary greatly depending on the day.

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30 Ttrockwood September 29, 2013 at 4:58 pm

It would be great to see a “snacks lately” kind of post…..i get into serious snacking ruts and could use some inspiration!

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31 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves September 25, 2013 at 7:09 pm

The owl breakfast is the cutest thing ever and it looks delicious too! I will probably be making your pumpkin baked oats sometime soon since I loved your banana baked oats so much :)

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32 Maggie September 25, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Can you come be my professional cook? law school=fanciest meal I’ve had all week is grilled cheese. haha!

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33 Beth September 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm

how do you make a carmalized banana? What brand/model microwave allows you to do that? Awesome. That pizza looks delish!

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34 KathEats September 25, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I place it in a pan and let it cook until the sugars caramelize

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35 Beth September 25, 2013 at 8:19 pm

thanks. Maybe I should have known that! What about the microwave?

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36 Beth September 25, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Is that homemade pizza? What is on it?

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37 Katie @ Live Half Full September 26, 2013 at 11:38 am

I love these posts! Such realistic, great ideas! I love how you re-work foods you have on hand to be something different.

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38 Nicole September 26, 2013 at 9:08 pm

So many delicious meals!

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39 Alex @ Kenzie Life September 26, 2013 at 10:33 pm

That owl plate is cute! I’m sad that peach/nectarine season is over!

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40 Grace January 26, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Wow, those muffins are GORGEOUS.

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