Man In The Mirror

November 16, 2012

SWIRLwind of a morning!

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Matt brought home some 100% whole wheat cinnamon swirl bread from our bakery. I couldn’t wait to make some French toast!!

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I used an egg mixed with some vanilla, soaked the bread for about a minute per size and pan-cooked it until eggliciously done. Topped with the usuals – banana and sunbutter. This breakfast, consumed at 9am, kept me full until 2pm!

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Although add a few bites of the end piece of this portion – couldn’t keep my paws off of the swirl!

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Maze and I drove out to the Monticello Trail to meet our friends Sarah, her friend and Baby S for a walk. We covered 4 miles (first half all uphill!) and got in a great workout.

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Our timing was great – M lasted the whole walk without a peep until we walked in the door and he was ready to eat. And right when he finished, I was hungry for my lunch!

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A No Bull Burger on a Great Harvest Honey Whole Wheat roll with pickle, ketchup and mustard PLUS a slice of bacon!!!! Bacon cheeseburger minus the cheese.

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Squash + kale salad on the side. I’m enjoying my pre-cooked butternut squash so much!

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Later on I had some Greek yogurt, cereal and a crumbled pumpkin ball for a late afternoon snack.

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And then headed out to book club!

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I didn’t get a chance to read the book, but I always enjoy the company of my literary friends.

M got to meet a doggie! And his friend Baby M, who was born a week and a half after he was! Hard to believe at my last book club Caroline and I were both pregnant!

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For dinner/snacks we had a delicious spread of chips, crudités, mini artichoke/spinach biscuits

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Plus rolls and this massive baked mac and cheese!!

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I think I ate my Mazen’s weight in small plates – two helpings of mac, lots of veggies, a roll, a biscuit and some chips

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Plus a slice of the Pumpkin Oh I brought!

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And then there was pie! A fruit tart from Trader Joe’s and a chocolate pecan pie too.

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Had slivers of them both.

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We came home to play with daddy in the mirror.

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Wheee!

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1 Elise November 16, 2012 at 9:00 am

Wow that Trader Joe’s tart looks amazing! I’m headed home for Thanksgiving break in St. Louis and have plans for a TJ’s run to get some goodies for the week. Might have to see if they have one of those tarts…

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2 Amanda @Eat More Rabbit Food November 16, 2012 at 9:07 am

I love when babies see themselves in a mirror! So cute =) I haven’t been on a hike in so long! This made me really want to head outdoors for a killer workout!

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3 Patty November 16, 2012 at 9:10 am

Mazen’s face is changing so much! Lots of personality in those smiles.

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4 Kristen@Change of Pace November 16, 2012 at 9:11 am

What a perfect fall day! My kids and I just love cinnamon swirl bread. I never thought of making French toast with it. Genius!

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5 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh November 16, 2012 at 9:23 am

Great, now I need to go to the GH in the next town and get that cinnamon swirl bread. That stuff is ADDICTING so we try not to get it often but you said french toast so next week’s weight gain will be your fault. HA! ;)

What a sweet lil nugget, so funny when they become self aware! You’ve got a cutie on your hands but you already know that.

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6 Lynn @ the actor's diet November 16, 2012 at 9:28 am

Ha ha I never read my book anymore for book club. That’s what my new web series Nice Girls Crew is about too! You can watch the first 3 episodes online now: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WTZd4GcEXTo

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7 Jenny @ For Your Consideration November 16, 2012 at 9:50 am

Everything looks so delicious in this post. Yum! Out of (nerdy English teacher) curiosity, what was the book y’all were supposed to read for the club?

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8 KathEats November 16, 2012 at 9:55 am

The book thief

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9 Rachel November 16, 2012 at 11:05 am

This is one of my favourite books! Please promise me that you’ll read it as soon as you get the chance (which I understand might not be for awhile) :)

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10 Laura B November 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

That’s one of my favorite books too! I made my mom, dad, sister, and boyfriend all read it when I was done. And my dad made his best friend read it haha. It’s such an interesting take on a Holocaust book. It’s a bit long but it’s written at a reasonable reading level so it’s easy to plow through quickly. I know you’re busy right now so I’d only recommend the most worth while ;)

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11 Tami@nutmegnotebook November 16, 2012 at 9:59 am

Delicious food all around! I have had that Trader Joes tart and during the holidays it’s perfect to keep in the freezer in case you need a quick no fuss dessert. Mazen is getting more adorable every day! Love all those smiles.

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12 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles November 16, 2012 at 10:11 am

Where is our time going with our little men! They are growing up Sooooo fast!!

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13 Elle November 16, 2012 at 10:19 am

What was the book? And, more importantly, did the ladies like it??

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14 Sarah November 16, 2012 at 10:55 am

You have to savor those days when baby’s timing and your schedule completely jive!! It makes a momma feel like she’s got her act together and almost makes up for the days when the timing is completely whacked!

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15 deva at deva by definition November 16, 2012 at 11:03 am

Everything looks and sounds so yummy!! I love the pics of Mazen in the mirror – so adorable.

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16 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats November 16, 2012 at 11:03 am

Your lunch looks so good, those burgers look amazing! And I LOVE bookclub! Haha not even for the book, but for the company and great food, we started one here in Chicago for healthy living bloggers so the food is always good!

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17 Sonia the Mexigarian November 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

The Pumpkin Oh looks delicious! Did you make it or bought??

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18 KathEats November 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm

It’s from my bakery Great Harvest Bread Company

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19 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles November 16, 2012 at 11:20 am

Visiting friends of the family, I witnessed their grandson, 14 months old, waving and saying ‘hi’ to himself from his reflection in the window…so cute!

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20 Morgan November 16, 2012 at 11:31 am

Are Pumpkin Ohs common in all GH Bakeries? I am dying for one but not sure if ours make them. What a fun day for you and Maze!

Have a good one!

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21 KathEats November 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Some do, some don’t. It depends on the owners

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22 natalie @ will jog for food November 16, 2012 at 11:41 am

Maze is so friggin cute!!

I am a mac & cheese addict, baked is the only way to go :)

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23 Kavi November 16, 2012 at 11:43 am

Ah, the infamous pumpkin roll… one of those foods that I can’t say no to! Since we don’t have a Great Harvest around here, I might have to try making one myself!

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24 Natalie @ Free Range Human November 16, 2012 at 11:44 am

Sounds like a beautiful walk and a great workout. That mac and cheese looks yummy!

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25 Millie Snyder November 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

I want to try the burger! Looks fantastic.

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26 jane November 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm

he looks just like you in the last picture!

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27 K November 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Oh my! Those pictures of M & M <–teehee, with the mirror, reminded me of the all the little wonderful aspects of babyhood that one tends to forget about! My daughter is five now, and everyday is and adventure that I wouldn't change one challenging moment of. When I saw those photos though, they took me back! My husband and I used to love showing our daughter her reflection when she was nearer to Mazens' age, and watching as she would flap and chirp, bounce and squeal. Sorry for going on and on about nothing! If you can't tell, we have a dire case of baby fever going on over here!

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28 Steph @ Steph Stays Slim November 16, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I’ve been looking high and low out here in San Diego for some kind of whole grain cinnamon bread and can’t find any! That one looks delish :)

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29 Claire November 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I adore pre-cooked squash, just going to whip some up this weekend now you reminded me how good it is. Thank you, Kath :-)

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30 chris November 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm

OK Love the men in the mirror! Glad you didn’t need the Bob on the trail, we (I) find it too heavy to maneuver in the car. And roasted squash and kale salad is my fav, only I add cheddar and almonds!

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31 Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian November 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I love the combo of kale and roasted squash, but I also like to add some tomato puree and cinnamon.

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32 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 16, 2012 at 7:59 pm

That swirl bread looks SO good! I love swirl bread but am always so sad because many have milk (which I can’t have) but it’s definitely a favorite!

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33 kate November 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Do you cook it in a dry pan, or with some butter?

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34 KathEats November 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm

The French toast? Some coconut oil.

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35 Sue November 16, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Love love love that last pic! Beautiful.

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36 Lisa @bitesforbabies November 17, 2012 at 8:03 am

You should try cooking the toast with coconut oil…delicious!!

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37 KathEats November 17, 2012 at 8:26 am

That’s what I do!

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38 Fran@BCDC November 18, 2012 at 7:42 am

Lunch looked great as did the mac n’ cheese!

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39 Brittany November 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Sounds like I fun day.

I love the NoBull Burgers. I have some in my freezer I need to defrost and use this week!

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40 Lele November 20, 2012 at 11:46 am

My boyfriend routinely orders a veggie burger with bacon on top. He calls it “the hypocrite”. I’ve had bites and it is pretty excellent!

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