Over The Weather

June 12, 2011

Sorry weathermen, you got it wrong!!

The whole afternoon was nice and sunny! I ended up meeting Faith halfway to her house and we walked for a good hour. Then we came back to the couch for more SYTYCD!

At 6, we invited two new friends over for dinner. Jessica and Alex are from Pennsylvania and were here visiting for the weekend and they invited us on hike today. Our hike got rained out, so we decided to do drinks + pizza at our place instead.


Matt loves any chance he can get to share beer with new friends :mrgreen:


We walked to Fry’s Spring Pizza for 2 pies at 6 to have along with a big salad made from greens from our garden


Baby chard, collards and mustard greens dressed in olive oil and vinegar plus salt and almonds


Our pizzas were excellent – one Jalapeno Pepperoni and one Wild Mushroom


I don’t normally do unknown meats in restaurants, but tonight I rolled with it. The peps looked good, and we all can’t be perfect all the time.


Garlic Cheddar also made an appearance. I had a slice of each pizza and a slice of CG


Matt poured some Double IPA to start


And we tasted Sheila’s gift – the Stone Smoked Porter for round II. YUM!!


For dessert I pulled out these AMAZING brittles I’ve been tasting for an OpenSky debut. They are so delicious – like toffee meets honeycomb – and the different nut combos are wonderful. Tonight we had pistachio and almond!


We had so much fun tonight. I wish every night could be a party!

Matt’s headed to bed soon, and well, I am too. Tomorrow starts a hearty week II!

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1 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food June 12, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I don’t even eat much meat but that pepperoni looks AMAZING! :) such a great idea to sub for a rained out hike!

Hope you two have a great start to your week! :)


2 Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) June 12, 2011 at 7:58 pm

pizza looks amazing…sometimes nothing beats that cheesy goodness. i love dinner parties…i am having a few friends over tomorrow night and I can’t wait!


3 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) June 12, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Sometimes, nothing is better than hot takeout pizza! Just had some last night and realized that I need to get that more often.


4 Krissy - Shiawase Life June 12, 2011 at 8:07 pm

LOL we had Fabio’s pizza last night and they have the same boxes!


5 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 12, 2011 at 8:07 pm

the wild mushroom pizza looks real good. in fact, both those take out pizzas look good!


6 Kate June 12, 2011 at 8:09 pm

That mushroom pizza looks amazing as does the brittle can’t wait for it on open sky.


7 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga June 12, 2011 at 8:12 pm

like toffee meets honeycomb = like I want to meet that!!

I love toffees, brittles, barks, that whole genre of desserts…yep. My thing, for sure.

A rained out hike replaced with great looking pizza, beer, time with new friends…sounds like a good trade off to me :)


8 Amanda June 12, 2011 at 8:14 pm

That pizza looks amazing. I’ve become a pizza snob; unless it’s a homemade or gourmet quality, I will pass. I’ve been spoiled by my mom’s great pizza crust mix and toppings.


9 Evan June 12, 2011 at 8:15 pm

how crazy unpredictable has the weather been lately? Very strange.

love pizza Sundays, especially paired with those dark, intense beers – IPAs and Porters are no joke – how delicious!


10 Joel June 12, 2011 at 8:17 pm

If you want to try a new recipe, I’d suggest this stuffed turkey burger from Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. They premiere a new food each episode, and you can catch it Monday nights on ABC at 10pm/9c.


11 kaila @ healthy helper! June 12, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Mushroom pizza is the best! Especially wild mushrooms! Wow that must have been awesome!


12 Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee June 12, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Looks like some fancy pizza! Oh btw if you have a surplus of cheddar garlic bread you could always send it to me (just kidding) :)


13 Nicole @sugarcoatedsisters June 12, 2011 at 8:28 pm

WOW I’ve never seen a brittle with any nut other than peanuts… that’s such a good idea though! I bet they were great. And the garlic cheddar looks awesome, I wish there was a GH closer to my house :(


14 Chelsea @ Go Chelsea Go! June 12, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Stone Brewery is amazing–my fiance is in love with their Arrogant Bastard Ale–definitely one to try!


15 Nicole (soundztastee) June 12, 2011 at 8:39 pm

That jalapeno pepperoni pizza looks amazing!!


16 Olivia R. June 12, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Oh my gosh, I was just on youtube watching a cranberries video. And an advertisment for Open Sky just came up. I was like “I recognize her!” Then I realized it was you. Congrats, Kath Younger, Food Blogger, and Opensky Curator. :)


17 KathEats June 12, 2011 at 9:10 pm
18 lynn @ the actor's diet June 12, 2011 at 8:47 pm

it’s been so long since i’ve had a takeout pizza with friends! looks like so much fun.


19 Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic June 12, 2011 at 8:55 pm

The pizza looks delicious, and I’m so glad that the garlic cheddar bread made an appearance! I was worried when it was left behind at the bakery yesterday – it looked so tasty.


20 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 12, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Where di you guys get Magic Hap cups? I’m digging their Wacko right now!


21 KathEats June 12, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I think from Larbs in Boston


22 Erinn June 12, 2011 at 9:00 pm

I totally went to high school with Alex in Spring Grove,PA. HAHA such a small world. Pizza sounds great. Loving your blog from the west coast!


23 KathEats June 12, 2011 at 9:11 pm

OH wow – love it when that happens!!


24 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 12, 2011 at 9:05 pm

I LOVE your comment about unknown meats. It made me chuckle.

What a fun day off! Y’all deserved it!


25 Baking 'n' Books June 12, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Oh gosh that pizza! How does it compare to Matt’s crust though?! I love beer – but it makes me so bloated and uncomfortable :( Not that that always deters me though…


26 Holly @ The Runny Egg June 12, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Those pizzas look so good!

I’m glad the weather cooperated — I took a long walk outside today too. It was so nice!


27 Hannah June 12, 2011 at 9:34 pm

My dad and I just shared the worst pizza I’ve ever had – greasy, soggy, all cheese… I want yours!


28 Emily @ Comfortable Home Life June 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Why does your food always look so tasty? That brittle looks soooooo delicious! Totally my kind of dessert.


29 Justeen @ Blissful Baking June 12, 2011 at 10:06 pm

I don’t even like pepperoni and I’m digging that pizza! Maybe it’s the spicy jalapenos that are enticing me :)


30 Molly @ RDexposed June 12, 2011 at 10:10 pm

I bought beer peanut brittle in San Fran in May for my beer boy. I’m not usually a fan of brittle, but it was delicous! That could be Matt’s next project (since it appears he has so much free time on his hands).


31 Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 12, 2011 at 10:10 pm

That pizza looks good! Almost homemeade :)


32 Sarah June 12, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Pizza and beer on a hot day is perfect.
I was just wondering Kath about how you said you at the unknown pepperoni because you can’t be perfect all the time. Is that how some of your rules about eating come about? From perfectionism? I’m not asking as a criticism of course, I’ve been reading your blog for years and get joy from your beautiful pictures and your life sharing.
I am just interested in how personal ethics and perfectionist streaks combine to shape ideas about eating and I know you are open in talking about these things. Thanks:)


33 KathEats June 13, 2011 at 7:48 am

I’m not quite sure what you mean… no one is perfect, including me. I eat by “guidelines” not rules, which are meant to be broken! I definitely follow the 80/20 rule when it comes to eating guidelines, but the ethics of animals is something I take more seriously than say, cake for breakfast.


34 Sarah June 13, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Thank you for your reply Kath.


35 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 12, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Kath, I saw your face in an OpenSky advertisement today! It was quite exciting :)


36 jane June 12, 2011 at 10:45 pm

i clicked on the “alex” link…and it doesn’t seem to be the person in the picture…different Alex? a little confused….!


37 KathEats June 13, 2011 at 7:48 am

Sorry! That was an auto link typo!


38 Monika @ Powered By Paprika June 12, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Those pizzas look amazing—


39 E June 12, 2011 at 11:07 pm

I loved this comment, Kath! : “I don’t normally do unknown meats in restaurants, but tonight I rolled with it. The peps looked good, and we all can’t be perfect all the time.” Such a great attitude about food! :)


40 Khushboo June 13, 2011 at 12:09 am

Wow I don’t eat pork but that pepperoni pizza looks exceptionally delicious- I would have rolled with it too! I’m glad you were able to have a fun day off 😀


41 Ashley June 13, 2011 at 12:22 am

Gosh does that pizza look phenomenal!!! Glad you had a nice day off!


42 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats June 13, 2011 at 1:09 am

Mmm that brittle looks great! Coming to your Opensky soon? ~.^


43 Jess @ atasteofconfidence June 13, 2011 at 2:06 am

I love Stone beer. so good!


44 Katie June 13, 2011 at 4:20 am

Looks like fun! Beer, pizza, GH bread, salad from your own garden, brittle with old and new friends – definitely the type of evening to make you wish that every night was a party. BTW I love your table, where did you get it?


45 KathEats June 13, 2011 at 7:49 am

It was here when we moved in!


46 Katie June 13, 2011 at 9:57 am

How lucky are you that they left it for you, it looks perfect for your porch. Our English tudor style house was built in 1930 and we had a hard time finding outdoor furniture that we like that didn’t cost a fortune.


47 Katie June 13, 2011 at 4:23 am

BTW you should have seen how excited my kids got when we pulled up to the farmers market today and they spotted the Great Harvest tent. The Garlic Cheddar was extra tasty today.


48 KathEats June 13, 2011 at 7:49 am



49 Claudine @ The Kathmanduo June 13, 2011 at 4:36 am

I appreciated the Dogfish beer goblet shown in one of your photos because we have the very same ones. I am from a combination of Annapolis/Lewes/Rehoboth, so Dogfish is very close to my heart. We once replicated the 60 Minute IPA at a brew-your-own beer place in Chicago — and it was awesome!


50 Cait @ Beyond Bananas June 13, 2011 at 5:02 am

Wow that pizza looks amazing,
Jealous your weathe r man is wrong. Ours.was sadly right. It has been cold and rainy all weekend. Like.. you need to go outside in a jacket. Excuse me?! It is JUNE 13. There should be NO need for a jacket@!


51 Sarah June 13, 2011 at 5:30 am

I love this: “we can’t all be perfect all the time.” Looks like you guys had a great night!


52 JenATX June 13, 2011 at 7:54 pm

well, I dont think anyone can be perfect any time! What is perfect anyway? But i know what she means… I try not to eat fast food but sometimes its just unavoidable you know? Say on a road trip where your fellow car-mates won’t stop anywhere else. Boo!


53 Kori June 13, 2011 at 5:49 am

Your whole evening, company, food, and atmosphere all looked wonderful! Glad you and Matt could enjoy your time off, and I hope that you are both well-rested and ready to tackle your second week!!


54 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 13, 2011 at 6:08 am

Those pizzas look amazing! I think we all need a pizza weekend night now and then. Sounds like a such a fun dinner!


55 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out June 13, 2011 at 6:27 am

I’m going come hang out with you 😀

That looks like fun and yummy!

I love how you can just “roll with it”


56 [email protected] Flying ONION June 13, 2011 at 6:46 am

I’m the same way. Not much a fan of unknown meats, but once in a while it just fits the bill. I would have went for the pepperoni on the pizza as well. Looks delish! 😀


57 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 13, 2011 at 7:07 am

Your pizzas look so much better than the take out pizza I’m used to! Especially that wild mushroom one – yum!


58 Christie Inge June 13, 2011 at 7:16 am

You are a girl after my own HGTV heart.


59 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 13, 2011 at 7:31 am

Pizza and beer, all night every night 😀


60 Hope June 13, 2011 at 7:47 am

That pizza looks great! I love mushrooms on pizza! Have a great week! :)


61 Sahira June 13, 2011 at 8:41 am

I would love to have dinner with you and Matt someday, heck.. even breakfast or lunch! hehe.. :)


62 Alaina June 13, 2011 at 9:09 am

Those pepperoni’s are huge! The pizza looks delicious. :-)


63 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife June 13, 2011 at 11:04 am

oh pizza for dinner sounds super YUMM!


64 Angel7 June 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm

We have pizza at least once a week in our household. We love it!



65 Maria June 13, 2011 at 4:08 pm

That pizza look amazing… I’m very jealous!


66 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs June 14, 2011 at 7:49 am

I think it was you that inspired me to start eating greens almost au natural. I’ve always been a big fan of the huge salad, with tons of ingredients. Turns out they’re just as enjoyable with just greens a little topper!


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