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May 30, 2012

Gorgeous afternoon!!

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The skies opened up into Simpsons clouds and we had a perfect afternoon for a beach walk!

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Followed by an even prettier evening!


For cocktail hour we had guac and chips. Matt made this guac with 3 avocados and about 1/3 a cup of greek yogurt – it was incredible! Love the yogurt twist. [Plus salt, southwestern seasoning, lime]





Our final night was a hybrid between home food and beach food: Whole Wheat Pasta with Zucchini, Tomatoes and Fresh Clams in a White Wine Butter-Garlic Sauce

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This clam is going “homph gomph gomph” on those veggies!



I saved room for a final ice cream sundae!


And now, we unwind.

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1 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 30, 2012 at 8:31 pm

oh gosh, your dinner and the scenery look amazing! Enjoy your evening!


2 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 30, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I am so happy that you got some nice weather and enjoyed your walk, I must say that those clams with veggies look incredibly tasty, honestly this is the best photo of photo I saw in a few months, I want to recreate it pretty badly, can you please post the recipe?


3 Ann May 30, 2012 at 8:39 pm

So yummy :) Enjoy the sound of the sea your last night


4 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 30, 2012 at 8:40 pm

The White Wine Butter sauce — I can almost smell it from here…wow, I bet that dinner was amazing! And the view at sunset; the sky is almost lavender. Beautiful!


5 Silvia @ skinny jeans food May 30, 2012 at 8:43 pm

This pasta looks divine! (or better the clams-tomatoes-zucchini ‘sauce’) :-)


6 Sana May 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Pretty sure I have never had clams…what part do you eat?


7 KathEats May 30, 2012 at 8:58 pm

The muscle on the inside… Not the shell!


8 Simply Life May 30, 2012 at 8:58 pm

oh that meal looks like it’s straight from a restaurant!


9 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) May 30, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Yogurt sounds great in guac :)


10 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! May 30, 2012 at 9:02 pm

What a perfect last beach night! Pasta with clams is one of my favorites!


11 Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana May 30, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Glad the weather cleared up for you! That pasta with clams looks so fresh and delicious :)


12 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac May 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm

So happy the weather cleared up for you! The clam & veggie pasta looks amazing!


13 Molly @ RDexposed May 30, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I’ll take that guac with a kolsch, please!


14 Alison May 30, 2012 at 10:01 pm

It seems like a beautiful vacay. And those clams look fantastic!!


15 Annette @FitnessPerks May 30, 2012 at 10:24 pm

That does look like a gorgeous evening! Glad you could enjoy the perfect last night on the beach :) Looks like a yummy dessert too!


16 Katie @ Creature of Habit May 30, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I’m pretty sure I could live off of guacamole alone…


17 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 30, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Okay so my mouth is watering – not fair! That pasta looks AMAZING and I could really go for an ice cream sundae – oh man!


18 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 30, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Love how you brought a little bit of home with you :)


19 Khushboo May 30, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Love me some clams :)!


20 [email protected] Nutritious May 31, 2012 at 5:55 am

Even though I do not eat clams, this meal looks awesome, I want some guacamole too!


21 Michelle (Better with Berries) May 31, 2012 at 5:57 am

Walks (or any exercise) is always better on the beach!


22 Sandie May 31, 2012 at 6:18 am

that dinner looks amazing!


23 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 31, 2012 at 6:36 am

Oh my….that clam dish looks devine!!! Perfect meal to end what looked like a great day at the beach! Can’t wait for summer!


24 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 31, 2012 at 7:09 am

Guacamole is my favorite! It is the perfect way to start off a meal. :) Your dinner looks absolutely amazing! Do you have a recipe to share?


25 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 31, 2012 at 7:17 am

Sounds like you’ve had a very enjoyable vacation!


26 Katie May 31, 2012 at 7:31 am

Did you dig the clams yourself? We dug almost 100 when we went to Mexico in March, the kids had a blast! Made some yummy clam chowder and a seafood & veggie pasta with a wine and butter garlic sauce. Your dinner looks delicious, as does the guac and sundae! The last day and night of vacation are always difficult, it’s hard to leave but I always look forward to getting back home.


27 Angel7 May 31, 2012 at 8:10 am

Your dinner looks wonderful! Love the pic. of the clam eating the veggies — a healthy clam :)



28 Cait's Plate May 31, 2012 at 8:37 am

HA. I love that you said “the sky opened up into Simpsons clouds” – that was a perfect visual :)


29 JennieM May 31, 2012 at 8:38 am

Love the vacation pictures…but how did you get the words (hat/t-shirt) backwards? Software function?


30 KathEats May 31, 2012 at 9:11 am

That’s just what my phone does with self photo


31 Johanna B May 31, 2012 at 8:46 am

Great combo on the guac. I love using Greek yogurt in recipes. Also, I’m trying to add more avocados to my life. So good.


32 chris May 31, 2012 at 9:10 am

That is the hubbies’ favorite meal but I won’t let him order it in public. He’s a slurped :-) Safe trip home y’all!


33 FactFinderSteph May 31, 2012 at 9:12 am

That last night meal looks ah-mazing! and the unwinding afterwards must have been the icing on the cake :)


34 chris May 31, 2012 at 9:12 am

whoops “slurper” like Lady and the Tramp style-slurping!


35 kristen @ verbs and vignettes May 31, 2012 at 9:34 am

so sad when vacation comes to an end. but looks like you had some great days even with the hurricane scare. looking forward to trying the yogurty guacamole!


36 Patty May 31, 2012 at 10:15 am

jealous of all the beach time! i have to ask, did your family finish all that bread?!


37 KathEats May 31, 2012 at 10:19 am

Not quite!!


38 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio May 31, 2012 at 11:32 am

wow, that dinner looks amazing!


39 Jess May 31, 2012 at 11:40 am

That meal looks amazing!! I’m sure it is simple but I would love to know the secret of the sauce as well. Thanks!!


40 Katie May 31, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I’d love to hear the pasta dish recipe, Kath, if it’s available/shareable!! Thx


41 Amanda May 31, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Did u vacation in Springfield? Those clouds are totally from The Simpsons opening …
I love it! I hope you had a safe drive back home!


42 KathEats May 31, 2012 at 7:28 pm

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