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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!

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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]

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“Cocktail”

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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!

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I saved room for a final ice cream sundae!

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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!

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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?

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3 Ann May 30, 2012 at 8:39 pm

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

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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!

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

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

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6 Sana May 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm

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

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7 KathEats May 30, 2012 at 8:58 pm

The muscle on the inside… Not the shell!

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

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

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

Yogurt sounds great in guac :)

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

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

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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 :)

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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!

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

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

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14 Alison May 30, 2012 at 10:01 pm

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

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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!

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

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

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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!

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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 :)

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19 Khushboo May 30, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Love me some clams :)!

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20 Maria@Sinfully Nutritious May 31, 2012 at 5:55 am

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

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

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

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22 Sandie May 31, 2012 at 6:18 am

that dinner looks amazing!

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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!

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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?

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

Sounds like you’ve had a very enjoyable vacation!

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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.

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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 :)

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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 :)

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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?

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30 KathEats May 31, 2012 at 9:11 am

That’s just what my phone does with self photo

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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.

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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!

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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 :)

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34 chris May 31, 2012 at 9:12 am

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

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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!

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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?!

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37 KathEats May 31, 2012 at 10:19 am

Not quite!!

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

wow, that dinner looks amazing!

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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!!

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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

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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!

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42 KathEats May 31, 2012 at 7:28 pm

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