Let The Gouda Times Roll

March 8, 2012

I had the pleasure of sampling our brand new Stout + Gouda bread at the bakery today. OH MY is it good! The stout is subtle and the gouda is smoked and the bread is 100% whole wheat. Also so glad the Scotchies are back : )

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We accomplished a ton this afternoon. The store is looking so sharp these days [thanks to our wonderful staff’s personal touches!] We went through a rough period of adjustment, but we’ve finally gotten in the swing of signage and making the lobby look plentiful. Next on the list is a 4-top table!

I had a great time working this afternoon. But by the time I walked there and back and spent 2 hours on my feet doing customer service things, I collapsed onto our living room couch just 3 feet in the door and put my feet up. My feet are wearing out on me and I’m only carrying a few extra pounds! Get ready for 20 something more weeks and 20 something more pounds..

Tonight’s dinner was a leftover party

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And this is what the fridge looked like after!! I even wiped down the shelves. LOVE days like that! [And somebody come drink that bottle of white that’s been chilling since the fall since I obviously won’t be the one to open it!]

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The result of the leftovers wasn’t pretty, but it tasted good. Matt said I could have first round so I could choose the foods I was craving. He ended making a huge skillet dish with all the rest.

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Mine had leftover grits, short ribs, and roasted veggies.

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Plus two peas pickles in a pod on the side!

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Matt’s skillet – which he Mmmmed his way through! I couldn’t even look at it. What IS it with these aversions!?

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Overview shot take I

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I guess his dinner wasn’t quite ready without some hot sauce :  )

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Take II

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I don’t think that dinner was enough – my stomach is growling. Might have a cereal + milk nightcap before reading in bed time!

My mom just sent me this cool video of 500 years of women in art – happy International Women’s Day!

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1 Melinda March 8, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Random comment! Is that a french door bottom drawer fridge? I think we have the same fridge!

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2 KathEats March 8, 2012 at 8:55 pm

No, it’s a normal freezer-top and fridge bottom with one door fridge. I really want french doors!

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3 Andrea March 8, 2012 at 9:49 pm

We have a french door fridge and I love it! Loved that video. Very interesting to see the style changes over time!

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4 Brie @ Brie Fit March 8, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Oh man, I have been craving Gouda like crazy lately. That bread sounds amazing!

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5 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

It’s a good thing he loved all his leftovers that you didn’t choose! Clearly you two were meant to be!

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6 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles March 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm

The bread and cookies look yummy! My husband’s dinner is never complete without hot sauce!

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7 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles March 8, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Forgot to add how beautiful the video celebrating 500 years of women in art was…I was mesmorized!

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8 Simply Life March 8, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Oh wow, that bread really does sound amazing! This weekend I made cheddar, beer pull-apart from Smitten Kitchen and it was INCREDIBLE- kinda reminds me of this?! (http://smittenkitchen.com/2012/02/cheddar-beer-and-mustard-pull-apart-bread/#comment-1563760)

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9 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot March 8, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Everything tastes better with hot sauce on it! Too bad my heartburn does not agree ;)

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10 kathleen @ the daily crumb March 8, 2012 at 9:10 pm

i had short ribs for the first time out to dinner the other night. umm… yum?! how have i just now discovered this deliciousness?

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11 Nancy March 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm

I just can’t figure out how you are able to keep your fridge so bare!!! It makes me realize I really need to use up what I have and practice better meal planning. I envy your clean fridge!!! Do you meal plan for the week when you shop?

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12 KathEats March 8, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I roughly meal plan – just pieces of a puzzle to put together. I think I’m so afraid of things going bad that I try to use it all up before the next trip!

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13 Anne March 8, 2012 at 9:18 pm

That sounds like such a busy day! A walk to and from the bakery AND a two hour shift. You must be tired.

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14 Alyssa (wholefoodhappy) March 8, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I’ve seen grits a few times in your posts before, but I’ve never had them. Maybe i’ll try them with some roasted veggies!

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15 Alexis March 8, 2012 at 9:21 pm

What’s a four top table?

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16 Sarah March 9, 2012 at 7:23 am

A table where four people can sit.

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17 Alexis March 9, 2012 at 8:09 am

Haha – thank-you. I guess that makes sense but I haven’t heard that terminology before.

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18 Sarah March 9, 2012 at 2:39 pm

It’s pretty common in the restaurant industry. Two-top, four-top, etc.

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19 Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt March 8, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I also love a few shakes of hot sauce on certain foods!

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20 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Haha, love your title. Using up leftovers makes me happy, too! Very cool video.

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21 katie @KatieDid March 8, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Love the “nightcap” term for a snack. I have daily nightcaps then!

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22 Kerry @ Totes My Oats March 8, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I love a leftover hodgepodge! I hope you’re feeling rested, Kath!

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23 Megan @ Megan's Munchies March 8, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I sure hope my Great Harvest is offering that flavor!!!

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24 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm

The Scotchies always get me excited when I see those or hear you mention them. Yum.

And glad Matt likes his hot sauce. I like a little food with my hot sauce or hot pepper jelly or hot salsa :)

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25 Jen March 8, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Leftovers is a great idea to clean out the fridge. Well, at least you’re not working full-time with more little ones at home! My friend is 6 months along, works 9 hour days and has two little ones at one ages 2 and 5. I don’t know how she does it, but she just brushes it off! Working moms are super-women.

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26 j3nn March 8, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I like your tower of leftovers. I think the only time we have an empty fridge is when we’re moving. We’re preppers, so we always have lots of foods with a long shelf-life. The only thing I try not to overbuy is fresh produce, but that doesn’t always go as planned.

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27 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 8, 2012 at 10:26 pm

My favorite foods are cheese and bread – gouda bread sounds amazing!

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28 carrie March 8, 2012 at 10:29 pm

i love a gouda pun.

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29 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats March 8, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I love clearing out the fridge of leftovers!! And man, you are really making me want Great Harvest bread. >.< It's too expensive for me right now though!

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30 Janelle March 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I love cleaning out left overs and make a “variety plate ” , it reminds me of Christmas with all the left overs to clean up :) . That’s a great video do u have the link ?

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31 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie March 8, 2012 at 11:12 pm

I totally typed “pikal” in an email today and thought of you. PIKAL POWER!!

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32 KathEats March 9, 2012 at 7:47 am

hahahahha!! Love it!

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33 jojo March 8, 2012 at 11:17 pm

I thought your fridge would always be stocked, but it looks like mine before the weekend lol :P
Happy women’s day, what a cool video

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34 Lolly March 8, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I was most exhausted in my first 4 months and then energy returned in last 5 months. Early on, I would come home from work and, more or less, pass out cold on the couch at 6pm pretty much for the night. As bod acclimated, energy levels normalized. Only in the last few weeks, did sluggishness return. Hopefully, your low exhaustion threshold will pass soon too.

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35 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 9, 2012 at 12:06 am

my night cap was a green smoothie but i like to think it was like a milkshake ;)

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36 Tiffany March 9, 2012 at 1:08 am

Hey Kath,

How do you like Kodiak Cakes flapjack mix? Would you consider it to be part of a healthy breakfast because it is made with whole grains? and 7 grams of protein per serving.

Thanks so much :)

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37 KathEats March 9, 2012 at 7:47 am

LOVE the mix!! Great insta-pancakes, whole grains. They keep me full all morning.

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38 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 9, 2012 at 1:36 am

I am still seriously craving short ribs now… Random!

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39 Laura @ She Eats Well March 9, 2012 at 1:36 am

Your aversions are crazy (not bad, just so interesting!). My sister was a nanny years ago, and one time, the Mom she was working for was pregnant with her 3rd kid, and for a few weeks, had a very strong aversion to WATER! That, would simply be the worst.

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40 KathEats March 9, 2012 at 7:47 am

Oh man, that would be a tough one!

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41 KhushbOo March 9, 2012 at 1:45 am

Enjoy grocery shopping – nothing like a full fridge again :)

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42 Maria@ Sinfully Nutritious March 9, 2012 at 5:57 am

I don’t know if it is because I grew up in an Italian household with two Grandmother’s who went through the depression or I am just crazy with food, but, my fridge is packed even when I got the store. I have a phobia about running out of things in the kitchen. My husband laughs, and says that we could live 6 months with the food in our house, and that is usually the day I go shopping! It’s funny, I really don’t clothes shop or trinket shop, I live 10 minutes from one of the biggest malls on the East coast and have only been there once in the past 5 years, and that was to the apple store to repair my phone. But I cannot pass Whole Foods, Wegman’s or Trader Joe’s without feeling drawn to go in. My head fills with a million recipe ideas and I just want to make them.

You sound like you are feeling better, I’m glad. I love how active you are keeping yourself while pregnant. And, you are handling all the advice people give you with graciousness and charm. I admire that, everyone loves you and wants to tell you all the info they learned about being pregnant, and it must be hard taking all that in. Keep up the good work and have a great day!

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43 Clare March 9, 2012 at 6:49 am

Leftovers are the BEST.. ’tis very satisfying to be able to use them all up :) That bread sounds incredible!

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44 Kate March 9, 2012 at 7:17 am

If the occasion arises to crack open the wine, may I suggest half a glass of white wine mixed with half a glass of peach-flavored sparkling water, then add a slice or two of peach or some raspberries. It takes like white sangria! Yum!

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45 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope March 9, 2012 at 7:46 am

That bread sounds and looks delicious! :) I’m jealous of your refrigerator. I really need to clean and organize mine. It’s hard to keep it organized.

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46 Angel7 March 9, 2012 at 7:57 am

That is a pretty cool video!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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47 Lauri March 9, 2012 at 8:49 am

Since you are a beer lover…I wanted to tell you that when I was pregnant with my son 5 years ago (wow!), my husband bought a case of my favorite summer beer and saved it for me so I could have some after I delivered in October. Was thinking if there are particular seasonal brews that you are sad to miss this spring/summer, you may want to do the same thing :)

Congrats on the bun in the oven!

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48 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning March 9, 2012 at 10:23 am

YouTube is blocked for me at work, but I’ll have to check out that video (being an art teacher and all!). Great job clearing out the fridge- what a wonderful feeling that must be!
My favorite bread of all time is called “Cowtown Stout.” It’s something that I discovered at a Whole Foods in Colorado and was only made in select stores out west using a microbrew made in Denver called Cowtown Stout. The bread was dark brown and had walnuts in it- I wish I could find it here!

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49 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings March 9, 2012 at 11:00 am

Those throw everything in dinners are among some of the best in my book! Yum!

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50 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings March 9, 2012 at 11:02 am

Oh, and the scotchies are my favorite!!!!! :)

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51 Anna March 11, 2012 at 9:41 am

Oh yum, gouda and stout bread!!! Genius…

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