Party Prep

October 25, 2008

I’m having fun prepping the house for tonight’s party. I’ve dusted off candles and retrieved some of my grandmother’s entertaining heirlooms from the attic. I’m so glad we finally have friends to entertain. I think there’s nothing more that the husband and I like to do together than

1) Entertain

2) Wine taste


I headed out for a workout around 11:30 via bike. It’s rather dreary out there, but it kind of suites the mood. At the gym I did 20 minutes on the ET while I waited for the Stairmasters to open up. Then I did 26 minutes there. After a quick bike ride home, I whipped up some lunch.

Leftover Smokey Bean + Green Soup


A split roll, oiled and broiled


Grapes –


And some PB carrots



I am walking to the grocery store in a bit for a few last minute items. Then let the celebrations begin!

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1 Lee October 25, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Happy birthday Kath-your lunch looks beautiful.


2 Lee October 25, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Where can I find that recipe?!!!


3 Kath October 25, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Which recipe?


4 Lee October 25, 2008 at 2:43 pm

chocolate ganash–!!


5 Kath October 25, 2008 at 2:44 pm

Oh! I think he’ll probably post the cake and ganache recipes after this weekend. Ask again if you don’t see them by Monday!



6 Runeatrepeat October 25, 2008 at 2:47 pm

Happy Birthday! Have a great day :)


7 Moran October 25, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Happy Birthday, Kath!
Have an awesome celebration!


8 Marianne October 25, 2008 at 2:58 pm

Have a great party – entertaining always is fun! I wish I had a place that was suited to entertaining.


9 jenna October 25, 2008 at 2:58 pm

Yay for the birthday weekend and fun festivities!!! I wish we lived closer, Ryan and I would be there at your party in a minute! hehe

Can’t wait til Chicago!!!! I did some much needed winter clothes shopping today. It felt weird since its 80 degrees out here!


10 Ash October 25, 2008 at 2:59 pm

I know this is going to make me sound crazy, but this morning I had peanut butter with oatmeal for the first time. I’ve been addicted to making banana oat pancakes (which I do top with peanut butter!) for so long that it’s been forever since I’ve made some stovetop oats. Well, today was the day and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to eat oatmeal with out PB again! YUM!


11 Madison (FollowMyWeigh) October 25, 2008 at 3:04 pm

wow what a great looking lunch, and i’m glad for you guys that you have more friend company to have fun with!! i’m sure you guys will have an awesome time tonight =D


12 Sami October 25, 2008 at 3:05 pm

Your meals today are beautiful! Happy Birthday Kath.


13 Becca A October 25, 2008 at 3:08 pm

Have a great birthday party and happy birthday!


14 VeggieGirl October 25, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Oh my, such delicious fun!! 😀


15 Erin October 25, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Nothing beats a party! I’m going to a Halloween party tonight as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider! So fun! Hope you have a great night Kath!


16 coco October 25, 2008 at 3:36 pm

Enjoy the party and have fun!


17 jenner October 25, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Sounds like you have a great party planned– have fun!! I can’t wait to see the photo recap, and Matt’s special cake, of course!


18 Megan October 25, 2008 at 3:53 pm

I can’t wait to hear all about your party! Have a great time!


19 Meg October 25, 2008 at 4:16 pm

This might be a stupid question, but I’m curious to know about your workouts. Is there any reason why you don’t do even blocks of time on the machines, say, 30 min instead of 28? Is it because you get bored, are counting calories etc.
Enjoy your party! It sounds like it’s going to be a blast:)


20 Kath October 25, 2008 at 4:21 pm

jenna ,
Wish you were here!!

Ash ,
Another convert!

No reason at all. I usually do do 30 minutes or 45, depending on the machine, but today of course I had to pick lucky #26 as the time of choice.



21 SH October 25, 2008 at 4:32 pm

Good luck with your party prep! Enjoy the night with friends.


22 zestycook October 25, 2008 at 4:44 pm

Good luck with the PARTY Kath. Hope you have a great time. Can’t wait to hear all the details



23 Lynna October 25, 2008 at 5:34 pm

Hey- I just found your blog and I think it’s great that you’ve been able to maintain such a healthy lifestyle. Congrats on all the weight loss and happy birthday!


24 KatieTX October 25, 2008 at 5:53 pm

I read this tip recently from a model who spends alot of time in heels. I thought this was applicable to the party theme….in case you are wearing heels tonight. Do legs up the wall before putting heels on to get the blood out of your feet. If you have never done this you scoot as close to the wall as possible then swing your legs up and rest them on the wall. Do this until your toes tingle intensely, then come down. Usually 5-10 minutes. Repeat this again after taking heels off. It helps the swollen, painful feet problem. Just a tip I wanted to share. I am going to a birthday party tonight! For someone turning 22 on the 28th! Definitely not as fun as 26 on the 26th!


25 Biz319 October 25, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Wow, your lunch looks great!

I am going to have to try the pb/carrot combo – it looks good!

Have a great time tonight!!!


26 Lee October 25, 2008 at 6:48 pm

Have a great time at your party. What are your grandmother’s entertaining heirlooms?


27 Maureen October 25, 2008 at 7:01 pm

Happy birthday! Party hearty!


28 thepinkpeppercorn October 25, 2008 at 7:26 pm

Oooooh! A party! Fabulolus :) Enjoy!!!!!!


29 Cookienurse October 25, 2008 at 9:39 pm

Hi Kath,
Have a great celebration tonight and tomorrow…Happy Birthday! May all your wishes come true!


30 Meghan October 25, 2008 at 9:45 pm

I hope you are thoroughly enjoying your BIRTHDAY (!!) celebration, some delicious wine and of course the yummy cake the husband made you :)


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