Low Key

November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving is low key this year. And the warm day and new porch has made it feel like we’re cooking at the beach!


After breakfast Matt went running. Andrew went on a bike ride. I went to Body Pump.

The gym was quite the social hour! I hung out with Katherine, Sara + Juan, Vanessa. Fun times! I also read Country Living on the elliptical for a bit to find some inspiration for my Thanksgiving table.


Matt and I had smoothies for lunch [berries, banana, spinach, yogurt, milk, flax]


Along with a slice of Cville Crunch


He’s been working on the turkey and dressing – Dakota bread dressing!


I’ve been setting the table, washing dishes and preparing greens.


The moms are enjoying the new porch!


LOOOOVE our bright + sunny new back door!! Light comes in, drafts stay out.


I am so thankful for each of YOU!!! Thank you for your enthusiasm post after post, year after year.

And I am starting to get hungry for this late-afternoon feast!

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1 Blessing @ Working Mom Journal November 24, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Its low key for us here as well. Still in our PJs. LOL


2 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries November 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Sometimes low key holidays are the best ones! Relaxing, not stressful, and peaceful. Enjoy your meal! Happy Thanksgiving!


3 Heather November 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Looks like perfect porch-enjoying weather- happy thanksgiving!


4 Emmy (WIne and Butter) November 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! Always the day when I miss the States the most!! xx


5 Antonia @ healthinspirations November 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


6 Jen November 24, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Love the shot of Karen on your porch – so peaceful. Happy Turkey Day – relax, eat, (drink) and enjoy.


7 skinnyrunner November 24, 2011 at 3:19 pm

so bodypump is where everyones at on thanksgiving morning. i stopped at the grocery store and was surprised at all the people in the wine/beer aisles. everyones stocking up on last minute booze! happy thanksgiving!


8 Lauren November 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Kath! Sounds like you are having a great day so far. Enjoy your break from the bakery and busy everyday life :)


9 KathEats November 24, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Saw your grandmother this week – hope the hello made it to you!


10 Lauren November 24, 2011 at 10:10 pm

It did. Thank you!


11 lynn @ the actor's diet November 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm

mmmm dressing! you’re the one who taught me to call it by its proper name :)


12 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles November 24, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to you & the fam! =)


13 Lisa H November 24, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! Beautiful porch indeed.


14 The Healthy Hipster November 24, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Mmm wish we had a great harvest here in toronto so I could try some of that dakota stuffing…franchise opportunity? 😉


15 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife November 24, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I totally love a good BodyPUMP class before the T-day meal begins! Bet it was fun with all your friends!

Have a great evening :) Love the porch, btw.


16 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 24, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Happy Thanksgiving, Kath!

Your new porch looks beautiful and glad you’re having beachy weather. Now could you send some of that over to San Diego? It’s gloomy here! :)


17 Zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth November 24, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! it is such a brilliant holiday, i wish we had it in England. it has nothing to do with religion or culture so everyone can join in with it and it is good to think about what you are thankful for. Enjoy your celebration and holiday.


18 VeggieGirl November 24, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! I had an awesome vegetarian potluck so amazing


19 Silvia November 24, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Happy Thanksgiving from Spain!! Here, in Barcelona, there are some restaurants that offer special Thanksgiving menús during this week! Maybe we try some of them!

Enjoy your family and friends! :-)


20 Angel7 November 24, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Thank you for your fun and inspiring posts, Kath :)



21 Mekaela November 24, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Happy Thanksgiving. I have a quick question….what amounts did you use for your smoothie? I have never known how much of everything to put in a smoothie to get the right texture, especiallyl when using spinach. Did you use a regular blender or a juicer?

Thanks for your help. Have a wonderful and blessed evening!


22 KathEats November 24, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Hey Mekaela,
I didn’t measure but here’s a guess:

1 banana
1 cup frozen berries
1.5 cups milk
2/3 cup yogurt
1 tbsp flax
2 big handfuls baby spinach

Served 2

I used my Vita-mix blender to mix them up


23 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio November 24, 2011 at 8:55 pm

What a great day!!


24 Sam November 24, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Brining is where it’s at!


25 laurie November 24, 2011 at 9:06 pm

I’ve been a fan of your blog from Day 1 and want you to know that I’m so grateful for YOU. Thanks for bringing such a fun, happy vibe to my day – every day!! KERF rules! :)


26 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings November 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Love that you are breaking in the new porch today — now there’s something to be thankful for! 😉 Thanks to you for sharing all you do with your readers who are looking for a little inspiration and to share some joy. A beautiful partnership! :) Hope you are having a wonderful night!


27 erica November 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm

happy thanksgiving!!!


28 Amy November 24, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Gorgeous porch! Happy Thanksgiving to you and all those you love.


29 Khushboo November 24, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Nothing like some body pump to rev up the appetite!!


30 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count November 25, 2011 at 3:30 am

Very peaceful and easy Thanksgiving. We had a great time!


31 Amanda November 25, 2011 at 9:09 am

I can’t get over how beautiful your new porch is – so bright and airy!

Thanksgiving was wonderful. Got to see lots of family who live all over the country. :)


32 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 25, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Dakota..dressing?? I’m confused. It looks like stuffing to me!


33 KathEats November 25, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Dressing = stuffing baked in a casserole dish


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