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?



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.


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


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


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


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



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!


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!


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


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


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.


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 :)


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 :)


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

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


4 KathEats September 25, 2013 at 11:27 am

In my rice cooker… daily garnish’s recipe


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!


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! :)


7 KathEats September 25, 2013 at 11:26 am

Just the natural sugars


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 :)


9 Jackie September 25, 2013 at 9:37 am

My mouth is watering! This all looks so yummy!


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

Beautiful post Kath! That pizza looks amazing!


11 Julie September 25, 2013 at 10:01 am

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


12 KathEats September 25, 2013 at 11:26 am



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! :)


14 jillian September 25, 2013 at 11:07 am

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


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!”


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.


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.


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

I love cold pizza!


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

I’m loving all the pumpkin!


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 :)


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

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


22 Jess September 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Love breakfast on your owl plate – adorable!!!


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 :)


24 Lisa September 25, 2013 at 3:48 pm

The caramelized bananas look delicious!! :-)


25 Livi September 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm

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


26 KathEats September 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm

I used the Great Harvest mix with pumpkin added


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!


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!


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.


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!


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 :)


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!


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!


34 KathEats September 25, 2013 at 8:18 pm

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


35 Beth September 25, 2013 at 8:19 pm

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


36 Beth September 25, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Is that homemade pizza? What is on it?


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.


38 Nicole September 26, 2013 at 9:08 pm

So many delicious meals!


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!


40 Grace January 26, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Wow, those muffins are GORGEOUS.


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