Loco Lilly

August 10, 2010

One day off, 5 days about to be ON!

Mid-afternoon cereal + plum jam snack – hunger struck at 4PM!

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I worked all afternoon and Matt and mom made dinner – a Teriyaki Shrimp Bowtie Salad with cabbage and peas. I pretended I was involved

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I don’t have a recipe – sorry – busy day! But it involved cabbage, peas, bowtie, shrimp, carrots and a sauce made with soy sauce, honey, and spices

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Lillian waited outside on the bench for dad to come home from work

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Here he is!

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The celebration continues – wine is yummy

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On the side we had grapes and Great Harvest roll halves broiled with parm cheese

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The pasta was great!! Unfortunately I didn’t have much of an appetite since I had cereal late in the afternoon, but I had enough to be a nice dinner

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Just a few grapes since we had plans for popsicles after dinner!

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Plus a little of this

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After dinner Matt and I walked downtown to meet his uncle, aunt and cousins for Locopops!

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Always wonderful to catch up with family! These guys are such a fun group –

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On the pop front, I got Mango Chili!! 100% mango with a little cayenne (I think!). It tasted like mango but had the heat of spice. Yum!

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Mango Chili was something Matt would have normally gotten and he got what I would have: Lavender Cream drizzled in chocolate! His was better :) We traded towards the end

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Yummy flavors all around!

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I had to leave a few minutes early to regroup with my Summiteers in a conference call and just finished. Gotta get in bed – another big city is on the horizon!

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1 Nicole, RD August 10, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Gorgeous photos! That wine looks so summery and refreshing!


2 Nicole, RD August 10, 2010 at 9:11 pm

P.S. I like kitty’s name! My puppy is Lily :)


3 Ella @ The Princess and the P August 10, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Those are such crazy popsicle flavors.. I never would even think of cayenne & mango together! Sure looks pretty though :)


4 your best advice August 10, 2010 at 9:13 pm

ice cream is what summers are for


5 Eileen August 10, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Very cool popsicles!


6 Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat) August 10, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Popsicles are my favorite summer treat!


7 Jessica @ The Process of Healing August 10, 2010 at 9:15 pm

That pasta looks AMAZING!! I’m seriously craving some Asian food..


8 Lisa @ Lisa's Foods on the Move August 10, 2010 at 9:17 pm

I love the idea of Locopops. I wish we had a place like that around here…I suppose one could experiment at home though.

(Wish I was going to the Summit! I backed out of a ticket because I couldn’t afford going to Chicago, but maybe next year.)


9 Beth T August 10, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Love Locopops! As a Durham resident, they make their way into my life with great frequency. I’m glad you got to try one!


10 Donna August 10, 2010 at 9:22 pm

It’s so great to see your Dad’s love of the cat. Such great photos of him with the cat. Matt’s thumbs up poses are getting a little repetitious.


11 Krit August 11, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Yes he needs a new pose, LOL! It does make him easy to spot though. 😉


12 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 10, 2010 at 9:23 pm

I love the pasta! I bet that was a beautiful night :)


13 Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 10, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Oh wow, that dinner looks amazinggg!!


14 Meg August 10, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Oh my what sweet popsicles!! I want one!


15 Estela @ Weekly Bite August 10, 2010 at 9:29 pm

We have a popsicle place near our home in Texas that is very similar :) My favorite is Dulce de leche. Its so good! I love it :)


16 Wei-Wei August 10, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Mmm, popsicles! Mango with cayenne sounds so darn delicious! I’m craving popsicles RIGHT now!



17 Annie@stronghealthyfit August 10, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Those popsicles look freaking amazing!! 😉 I want one.


18 Gree August 10, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Those popsicles look so good! It inspired me to try some new flavors for my kiddo..she loves popsicles (but what kid doesn’t!).


19 Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 10, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Such a precious photo of Lillian and your dad :) Awwwe


20 Christa @ O, Cake! August 10, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Amazing looking popsicles! Also, what a face your cat is making! Cute!


21 Heather August 10, 2010 at 9:40 pm

aw love the pics of your dad and the cat. SO sweet!


22 Dorry August 10, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Billy and I just had a conversation yesterday about how we need to make a cold bow-tie pasta salad. So yummy and summery. And those pops look delish.


23 Diana @ frontyardfoodie August 10, 2010 at 9:52 pm

haha that cat looks like it’s really peeved……like he seriously wishes he could do something to someone but is too lazy.


24 Kath August 11, 2010 at 6:38 am

It’s a SHE!


25 Hannah August 10, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Lillian is one terrifying-looking cat. Cripes. 😛 Those Locopops look amazing! I’m obsessed with adding chilli to sweet things, but I’m also a big fan of lavendar in dark chocolate, so I don’t know how I would’ve chosen…


26 The 50 Best Health Blogs August 10, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Mango Chili popsicles? LOL!


27 Camille August 10, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Hahaha, that is the funniest looking cat I have ever seen! Also adorable :)


28 M August 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm

I cannot get over the cuteness of your kitty’s face.


29 Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Lillian and her precious little face! Oh so cute!
And chocolate drizzled popsicle looks like something I would LOVE!


30 Lisa @bakebikeblog August 10, 2010 at 10:20 pm

ooooh tasty dinner – and what gorgeous dinenr plates :)


31 Nicole - yuppie yogini August 10, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Lillian doesn’t have a very happy expression 😉


32 Carrie August 10, 2010 at 10:40 pm

That cat is scaring the bejeesus out of me.

Your dad seems awesome.


33 Joanna @ landanimal.wordpress.com August 10, 2010 at 10:45 pm

That pasta dish looks fabulous and yummy like a real asian dish. I will def to have to try it.


34 Laughter-Loving Stacy August 10, 2010 at 11:04 pm

What unique popsicle flavors! Sounds really good 😀


35 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) August 10, 2010 at 11:07 pm

The face Lilian is making is pretty awesome. Surly, but still approachable.

I love the idea of a stir-fry involving bowtie pasta, very intriguing!

Also, Mango+Spice+Ice=Nice


36 Heather (Heather's Dish) August 10, 2010 at 11:21 pm

i like the idea of bowtie pasta in the stir-fry! sounds like a great way to change it up from the normal rice accompaniment!


37 Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up August 10, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Never heard of locopops before but they look amaaaazing!


38 brittany August 10, 2010 at 11:53 pm

lillian is the scariest cat i’ve ever seen!! but i know he/she must be super sweet to let your dad kiss his little head :)


39 Meah August 11, 2010 at 12:02 am

Oh My Gosh! Look at Lillian she is too cute, and your dad and her. I’m a sucker for a guy who likes cats. He gets a gold star in my book. Is she an older cat? She has the look of being ancient and grumpy but still enjoying all her perks of being a cat. Congrats on the exam!


40 Mom August 11, 2010 at 6:07 am

She’s about 16. We got her at a shelter when she was 10 or so. Sometimes I drive myself nuts wondering where she was those first ten years and how she got to the shelter.


41 Meah August 12, 2010 at 2:31 am

I would do the same thing. I work at a vet clinic, am a big cat person and have a soft spot for the “senior citizen kitties”. I adopted a 13 yr old cat from a friend last year, she is lots of fun. Take care and tell Lillian Hello for me.


42 Michelle August 11, 2010 at 12:31 am

Those Locopops are such a cute idea! Maybe when I win the lottery I can open one up. :) Just out of curiosity…how far did you walk to Locopops?


43 Kath August 11, 2010 at 6:44 am

Half a mile?


44 Janna (Janna's Keeping it Real) August 11, 2010 at 12:49 am

A Popsicle shop?!? What a fun idea!


45 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs August 11, 2010 at 1:31 am

That lavender/chocolate thing sounds awesome!
Beautiful cat colour too :)


46 Maggie(livingfoodjunkie) August 11, 2010 at 1:32 am

Your parent’s cat is so adorable!! And cool idea, I’ve never seen a Popsicle shop..awesome flavors too! Give me ideas about making homemade one’s for me and my little one :)


47 coco August 11, 2010 at 4:48 am

haven’t had popsicles in ages!!! My favorite one when I was a child is made with aduzi beans! 😀


48 Simply Life August 11, 2010 at 4:48 am

Oh yum! What great flavors!


49 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is August 11, 2010 at 5:34 am

Lavender cream? That sounds incredible.


50 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine August 11, 2010 at 6:06 am

That lavender cream popsicle looks so fabulous! Can’t wait for the HLS- have a safe trip!


51 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ August 11, 2010 at 6:10 am

Those sound like really good fresh Popsicle’s. The lavender sounds amazing.


52 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 11, 2010 at 6:21 am

Good luck with work. I know it is hard planning an event like the Summit, especially not being in that city! Looks like you had a nice family evening! Is it just me or does Matt look like his uncle? Have a great day today Kath!


53 Sarah August 11, 2010 at 6:30 am

I agree the lavender pops look great!!! I wish we had a Locopops near us!!


54 Emily August 11, 2010 at 6:39 am

Photos of popsicles are so fun! Especially when they’re crazy flavors like mango chili! I don’t know how I’d feel about a spicy dessert, but it definitely looks like it’d be worth trying.


55 Katie August 11, 2010 at 6:43 am

I LOVE Locopops!!! Probably the thing I miss the most about NC (I just moved to NY). Mango chili is my favorite! The mexican chocolate is good too (chocolate with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves) and the mojito tastes just like the drink!


56 Kristie S August 11, 2010 at 6:49 am

Those popsicles look great.


57 Heather August 11, 2010 at 7:28 am

This dish looks amazing – I can’t wait to try it. Lillian is a beauty!


58 Chelsey August 11, 2010 at 7:31 am

Okay, so that dinner does look amazing, but what I love the most is your dad’s classic briefcase. That just blew my mind – I loved it!!!


59 Rachael @ Mrs-Adventure August 11, 2010 at 8:14 am

Wow those pops look yummy I may make some homemade ones tonight!


60 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 11, 2010 at 8:28 am

Dinner looked great!

That cat is so adorable :) What a sweetie!


61 Jessica August 11, 2010 at 9:38 am

That pasta looks wonderful! Ask Matt for the recipe??


62 lynn (The Actors Diet) August 11, 2010 at 10:09 am

i haven’t had a popsicle in forever – i remember once sitting in my car in my high school parking lot, eating one after the other on a hot night when we didn’t know what to do.


63 Jess August 11, 2010 at 10:25 am

I love that your dad kissed the cat when he got home! My dad is the same way with our cat — he’s never liked dogs, but as soon as we got that cat she became his new precious child. So cute!


64 Jessica August 11, 2010 at 10:30 am

I love how Matt is always giving the “thumbs up” in photos!


65 Nanette August 11, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Would love the recipe for the bowtie pasta when you or mom has a chance?? Looks SO good!


66 Meagan August 11, 2010 at 12:50 pm

What a tasty looking lollipop!


67 Michelle August 11, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Hi Kath, how big was your cereal serving?


68 mary August 11, 2010 at 2:21 pm

the pasta looks delish! would love to see the recipe when you have time!


69 caronae August 11, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Those are some amazin’ popsicle flavors! I want some!

Quick question: what do you do when you reach that point in the afternoon (4:00 or so) and you really want a snack but you know you’re not hungry?! This happens to me a lot. The same thing happens after dinner. What do you recommend doing to get better at listening to my hunger cues?


70 Kath August 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I get real with myself and find something else to worry about :) Just be true to yourself! But if I’m hungry, I just have one.


71 andrea August 11, 2010 at 3:46 pm

yes, need pasta recipe..looks delish!!!


72 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale August 11, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Ooh, I definitely would have went for the lavender with chocolate drizzle… Or did they have a coconut one? I probably would have gotten that, if so!

Don’t you just think walks after dinner are the best thing ever? I swear, it’s the ultimate for digestion!


73 Missy August 11, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Just starting following following your blog! Very good….inspirational!! Good job!!


74 stickyheel August 12, 2010 at 12:51 pm

we LOVE locopops…we frequent the one in Chapel Hill that is right next to 3Cups (which, by the way, is the best coffee ever) and just this past Sunday we were in Raleigh and stopped in the one on Hillsborough street!

Next time you should try the Mexican Chocolate pop…it’s just rich enough, and it has nutmeg and other spices in it that take it to a whole ‘nother world in terms of “fudgesicles” :)


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