Picnic In The Sky (With Diamonds!)

July 20, 2009

Blogging from the air again!!

Our flight took off on time, and but my stomach was a bit early for lunch. I had a few nuts + fruits from my snack bag to tide me till 1PM for a mid-flight lunch.

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Our skyline picnic was awesome!!! Very filling and wholesome.

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Matt made us sandwiches: Roasted chicken, lemon hummus, spinach, mustard + jalapenos. Delish!

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Plus we had yogurts, which I enhanced with a few Delta peanuts. I love the new Stonyfield lables!

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Plus we shared two oranges cut into pieces to prevent stick plane fingers.

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But the highlight of lunch was this Biscoff ginger spice cookie!!

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The picnic perfect ending –

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I finished Too Many Cooks and now have a handful of recipes earmarked to try!! The book has 102 recipes, each tied to a chapter. I love Emily’s cooking ‘little-a-this’ cooking style :) 

Flight #2 leaves in the 5PM hour and hopefully we’ll be home in time for a thrown-together freezer dinner. We’ve got 2 hours to kill here in Detroit.

T-3 days until I’m on another plane!

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1 Cynthia (It all changes) July 20, 2009 at 2:14 pm

I’m definitely going to have to take a cue from you and pack a meal next time I’m flying. I always end up starving and snacking on whatever I can find that is decent in the airport.

Crazy how flights send you out of your way just to get home. One time I flew from Boston to Cincy to get to Atlanta.

Enjoy the rest of your trip home!


2 Cait (Cait's Plate) July 20, 2009 at 2:14 pm

YAY! Delta Biscoffs are my FAAAVORITE!


3 Daria (Summer of the CSAs) July 20, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Sometimes I have to marvel at technology. How crazy is it that you can communicate with all of your readers from thousands of miles in the air? Too cool.


4 brandi July 20, 2009 at 2:35 pm

glad you guys are having a good trip so far. I hope you get home safely!


5 Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 20, 2009 at 2:42 pm

sandwiches look great, nice work, Matt!

Have a great rest of your trip 😉


6 ashley, mom of 3 gets healthy July 20, 2009 at 2:46 pm

i don’t think i’ve ever had lemon hummis. sounds tasty on a sammy. fly safe.


7 Dawn July 20, 2009 at 2:52 pm

Those sandwiches look so yummy! Definitely getting some good snack ideas for the next time I fly!


8 Eve July 20, 2009 at 2:52 pm

I love those cookies too!!! And they’re the perfect size. Get home safely.


9 Christie @ Quit Your Diet July 20, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Lemon hummus is one of my favs!!


10 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) July 20, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I love Stonyfield Farm yogurts!! All their products are superb.



11 Jean July 20, 2009 at 3:05 pm

My dad orders those biscoff cookies in bulk off the interenet. They are so good with a cup of coffee for an envening treat….or dipped in dark chocolate. Oh My, that is so good it should be illegal!


12 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) July 20, 2009 at 3:17 pm

I love roast chicken sandwiches! I had one with parmesan and roasted tomatoes last night :-) Safe travels.


13 haya (living and learning) July 20, 2009 at 3:32 pm

how do you manage to take yogurts with you on the plane?


14 Kath July 20, 2009 at 3:37 pm

What do you mean? I’ve never gotten stopped for yogurt in security.



15 stacy July 20, 2009 at 3:41 pm


i LOVED your gather article. i was wondering if you could give your readers an even closer look: HOW did u personally make the transition from being scared to eat out to loving it? did u ever imagine you could enjoy it so much? how do we get there? thanks!


16 Erica July 20, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Now that is what the airlines should really serve! I love your lemon hummus- totally delicious


17 Lara July 20, 2009 at 3:52 pm

I have had yogurt I brought from home confiscated at security a few times. They claim it is a “liquid” and exceeds the 1 oz rule.


18 Sandhiya July 20, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Kate – I happened to stumble upon your blog a week ago and now your die hard fan..you are such a sport..completely spontaneous. I have already tried a few recipes (especially..the oatmeal ones, I am a oatmeal slave myself). Enjoy the rest of your travel.


19 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 20, 2009 at 4:11 pm

I love how prepared you are for traveling! Do you ever have any problems security-wise bringing food with you on flights?


20 Katharina July 20, 2009 at 4:33 pm

I LOVE those Biscoff cookies. I think it was on JetBlue that they also offered me some Terra chips. I was like.. REALLY?!


21 Katharina July 20, 2009 at 4:34 pm

ps I love this post’s title!


22 HeatherBakes July 20, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Those little Biscoff cookies are the best!

That book sounds really good. I love when authors include recipes with the text (like Molly Wizenberg’s memoir). It’s like getting 2 books in 1.


23 Spotty Prep July 20, 2009 at 5:43 pm

I scarfed down a pack of the biscoff cookies when I was super starving on a looong delayed flight and was so shocked at how delicious it was!!! Yum! Lucy in the sky is totally going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day, lol….there are def worse things :)


24 Baylee July 20, 2009 at 5:53 pm

HAhaha i HATE sticky plane fingers! So annoying!!

Hope your flights were all safe!!!


25 leslie July 20, 2009 at 5:59 pm

such a lovely spread for an airplane picnic. get home safe!


26 Marisa (trim the fat) July 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm

You are a real flying “pro”, Kath! Love that you come prepared with healthy eats!


27 MarathonVal July 20, 2009 at 6:03 pm

I love eating on planes – 1) because I love to eat :) and 2) I love that it kills time so that you get to your destination sooner!


28 Sarah July 20, 2009 at 6:50 pm

I love the new Stonyfield labels too! And that cookie looks yum :)


29 [email protected] July 20, 2009 at 6:52 pm

I get SO excited when they bust out the Biscoffs. So yummy!


30 Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) July 20, 2009 at 7:02 pm

I am so impressed that you pack all of your food for the plane!!! (Those little delta cookies are too good)


31 Kailey July 20, 2009 at 7:03 pm

I love how healthy you eat even while you travel! Awesome sandwich!


32 Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write July 20, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Are those delta cookies not the most amazing things EVER? I love them.

You need to read Trail of Crumbs. Each chapter begins with a recipe, plus it’s a great uplifting woman-power kind of story.


33 Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) July 20, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Packing food for the plane is a must! That’s a great looking sky picnic! :-)


34 Stephanie July 20, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Hi Kath! I’m right there with Haya – I’m amazed that you can get through security with yogurt. Security has taken both yogurt and hummus from me on several occassions. Specifically at RDU and O’Hare, you must not look like much of a threat 😉


35 K July 20, 2009 at 7:32 pm

I saw on your twitter picture that you were in McNamara! Thank goodness – you would have been bored to tears in the Smith with 2 hours to wait! Hope the rest of your travels went well :)


36 Cait (Cait's Plate) July 20, 2009 at 7:34 pm

PS – I’m loving the Beatles reference in the title :)


37 Faith July 20, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Great idea packing your own meal! I’ve got to start making time to do that! Have a safe flight #2!


38 Angharad July 20, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Packing a meal when you fly is such a savior isn’t it?! Thank goodness for sandwiches, that’s all I can say. Happy travels!


39 Kath July 20, 2009 at 8:30 pm

stacy ,
There wasn’t really a turning point or trick to it – it was just a gradual mental shift. My goals these days are to just be normal, and that’s a part of normality.



40 haya (living and learning) July 20, 2009 at 8:58 pm

yeah i figure they’d be confiscated because of the no liquids rule over 3 oz and outside of your ziplock baggie! maybe i should give it a go.


41 Cookienurse July 20, 2009 at 9:27 pm

I love the Biscoff cookies too! Our grocery store out here sells them (Vons) and believe it or not at the drugstore too (CVS)


42 Caroline July 20, 2009 at 11:52 pm

If I were on y’all’s flight, I would have been so jealous of your picnic–it all looks so delicious!


43 lynn (The Actors Diet) July 21, 2009 at 12:59 am

that’s quite an endorsement for airplane food!


44 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale July 21, 2009 at 9:16 am

I believe you said you’ll be in Chicago this weekend, correct? Let me know if you need any recommendations for places to eat / drink! I think my city is the best in the world and we have so many fun new places to try!


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