Microwave Dinner

December 22, 2011

We had a great day at the bakery today – loads and loads of bread + sweets went from flour to breakfast, lunch and dinner tables all around town!

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I walked home before dark (and before it started raining!) and had a simple leftovers dinner – strategically planned! Matt decided to make another batch of oatmeal mix t the last minute, so we ate separately.

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I munched over the movie Dear John. I read the book when it came out, but I couldn’t remember a thing about the plot. I love Nicholas Sparks movies because they’re always set in the most gorgeous Southern coastal towns. They might not be the most mind bending plots (although I really liked this one!) but they are fun to watch.

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Leftover crockpot chili with yogurt and cheese and a side of pita chips for crunch!

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“Bless this highly nutritious microwavable macaroni and cheese chili dinner and the people who sold it on sale. Amen.” –Home Alone :)

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Boss has me on the clock at 6am tomorrow, so I best be gettin’ ta bed!

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1 Molly @ RDexposed December 22, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Loooove Home Alone quotes! Lock the doors before 9:00 so you can actually eat rather than battle burglars.

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2 Mai December 22, 2011 at 9:29 pm

That first picture is amazing– so perfect for an ad!

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3 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio December 22, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Home alone is the best! Happy Friday!

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4 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries December 22, 2011 at 9:34 pm

gotta love a good microwave dinner sometimes after a long day’s work! ;) LOVE Home Alone!

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5 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh December 22, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Cracked up at Home Alone quote. Until tomorrow…

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6 Katherine December 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm

It was fun seeing you today. I haven’t broken into my Peppermint Oh yet… the plan is to hold off until the weekend and share with family, but we shall see what my self-control has to say!! Will miss you in pump tomorrow!

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7 KathEats December 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm

good luck holding off on that oh! Going to miss pump so much !!

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8 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 22, 2011 at 9:43 pm

the pita chips look great right now to me. Love the late night crunchy snacks.

Interesting you guys are so busy right now…you’d think people would be at home baking their own sweets and treats but sounds like the last minute lucy’s of the world are out buying them…good for you$$ :)

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9 Jillian December 23, 2011 at 12:26 am

I would assume a lot of people don’t have the time or energy during the week to bake everything they might need for the holiday- plus it’s better to get them later so they’re fresher ;)

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10 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 23, 2011 at 12:31 am

Here in NY, the holidays are the busiest times for bakeries, and my favorite time to visit them, too. Fresh bakery bread + pastries makes the holidays extra special. I cannot imagine making Italian pastries from scratch; they’re something only our local bakeries have mastered–thankfully. :)

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11 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) December 22, 2011 at 9:45 pm

I love a wholesome quick delocious meal! Perfect ending to a crazy day!

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12 Keri December 22, 2011 at 9:52 pm

That bread looks beautiful!!!

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13 Kate December 22, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Haha, the settings of movies based on Nicholas Sparks books are about the only thing I like about them :)

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14 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine December 22, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Hahahahah love that quote from Home Alone! Kinda reminds me of the Ricky Bobby movie, “Talladega Nights,” where Will Ferrell thanks God for his hot wife ;)

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15 Jen December 22, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Love that quote! I watched that movie a few years ago now and my friends gave me flak for it – but I actually liked…I may have cried in it as well ;)

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16 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 22, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Love Home Alone! I could recite about 95% of that movie ;)

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17 Jessica @ The Process of Healing December 22, 2011 at 10:22 pm

For some reason, it always bugged me that he never finished his dinner in Home Alone.. but I love that movie! The holidays don’t feel quite complete without it!

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18 Mehr December 22, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Hahaha, had to comment on the Home Alone quote! I saw it as a kid and it’s one of my favorite holiday time movies ever. And I, too, can recite pretty much all of it by heart :)

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19 Catherine December 22, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Hi Kath:

Do you or Matt have any suggestions for books or websites on breadbaking at home?

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20 KathEats December 23, 2011 at 9:07 am

I think Matt’s favorite is Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes A Day. He also loves Alton Brown’s “Just Here For The Food” books – they’re very good at teaching techniques.

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21 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com December 22, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Kath,
Just to let you know, I’ve been having trouble posting comments today :)

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22 KathEats December 23, 2011 at 9:07 am

Oh dear. Can you tell me what you’ve experienced?

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23 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl December 22, 2011 at 10:38 pm

I saw title. Perplexed. Cuz I saw the loaf of yummy looking bread. Perplexed. Oh, the crockpot chili (that looks mighty delicious) and the Pita chips… nice side. Now, you just need some sautéed greens. Ya, that would be another good Friday Thursday night side (sorry, I’m on Friday as my holiday started today). ;)

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24 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) December 22, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Home Alone = One of the greatest movies ever made. I could recite the entire movie from start to finish I think! LOVE it.

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25 Angel7 December 22, 2011 at 11:38 pm

That is an awesome picture of the loaf of bread in the first picture, Kath!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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26 Blessing @ Working Mom Journal December 23, 2011 at 12:05 am

Your boss is working you too hard. Tell him he needs to put more people on the payroll, lol. Love that you guys are so busy, life is good that way :)

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27 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 23, 2011 at 12:30 am

Nothing like coming home to an already-cooked dinner after a long, productive day’s work! Glory days. :)

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28 Khushboo December 23, 2011 at 12:42 am

Love the Home Alone reference- one of my all time fave movies!

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29 Elisabeth December 23, 2011 at 12:55 am

I LOVE Home Alone & still remember seeing it in the theater with my mom when it was a new movie. That & Christmas Vacation are my favorite holiday movies. Oh, and Prancer ;)

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30 Becky December 23, 2011 at 1:07 am

Congratulations are due to Matt and you for your inspiring success!

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31 katie @KatieDid December 23, 2011 at 1:25 am

Glad its been so busy for you guys! I’m sure people love the convenience of such wonderful baked goods ready to go for them. Hope tomorrow is just great!

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32 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) December 23, 2011 at 7:08 am

Microwaved leftover dinners are the best. I really do love leftovers… not sure how some people despise them so much! Have a great holiday. I bet the bakery is so fun this time of year.

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33 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles December 23, 2011 at 7:53 am

Love the wheat motif in your loaves of bread! Your chili dinner would certainly hit the spot after your long day. Bit of snow on the ground this morning…somewhat wintery.

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34 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 23, 2011 at 8:19 am

Haha I love the Home Alone quote! I was thinking of watching that movie today while baking. :D

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35 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 23, 2011 at 8:24 am

Chili, yum! I finally made some and had it for lunch yesterday (and will again today). So easy and delicious! :)

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36 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife December 23, 2011 at 8:45 am

Great quote :)

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37 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count December 23, 2011 at 8:53 am

Chili is Always good, leftover or not! Merry Christmas to You and Matt!

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38 Kristen @ Change of Pace December 23, 2011 at 9:02 am

Home alone might be my favorite Christmas movie :)

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39 Cait's Plate December 23, 2011 at 9:37 am

I love your spoon! Do you remember where you got the set from? Or what the name of the set was? I want new flatware and I always admire yours :)

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40 KathEats December 23, 2011 at 9:41 am

It’s the Pottery Barn Luna line!

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41 Jessica Mumford December 23, 2011 at 8:46 pm

LOVE that Home Alone quote! Perfect Christmas movies.

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