Poetry In Motion

October 29, 2008

Breakfast held me over well this morning – until 11:30 and I was suddenly starving! The husband was due home around noon and I had hoped to eat with him but by 12:15 I had to just dig in.

I had 3 handfuls of cereal while I waited. Grrr!

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I had a hard time deciding what to have for lunch because I have to pack my dinner as well. I just started getting things out and came up with this DELECTABLE sandwich: Great Harvest Honey Wheat bread (toasted) with Butter Toffee PB, TJ’s Pumpkin Butter and sliced apple

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I also nuked a tiny little sweet potato (yam?) to have on the side. I found these little ones labeled “jewel yams” at EarthFare. They are the perfect portion for one. Most sweet potatoes are upwards of 300 calories! Drizzled with a little maple and sliced/mashed –

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I rounded out the meal with some TJ’s Greek yogurt, ground flax and TJ’s high fiber worms

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‘Twas a delicious lunch.

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I finished up eating around 12:45 and came to my computer to find this email in my inbox – guess he’s on the way!

Email Subject: Haikus

Off from fun bread work
Mixer is getting hungry
Oven sleeps for now

Blondie sugar bomb
Beautiful to see and taste
Talking about you

Zippy city bike
Jambles and jumps over curbs
Can barely feel butt

Blue sky, sleepy eyes
High five is crispy with rye
I feel so alive

He is SO much happier these days with his new jobs. He came home from his 8-hour early morning bakery shift yesterday and I asked him “How was work?” His response was “Great!” To have a job that gives that response is awesome. He’s getting more hours at EarthFare soon and will move to his “home” bakery when it opens this weekend. I’m so happy he’s happy!

MICRO CRAMMING FULL SPEED AHEAD!!!

PS. I had NO IDEA it was National Oatmeal Day – how embarassing! :oops: 

So, Happy Oatmeal Day to you all! Hope you got in your AM fix :mrgreen:

 

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1 magpie October 29, 2008 at 11:56 am

It is SO SO amazing to have a job you love :) I think both of you have definitely followed your hearts and that’s so important!

That sammie looks perfect :)

Have a great day!

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2 Talia October 29, 2008 at 12:11 pm

sweet potatos have that many calories? yikes… I think too many people think you can eat unlimited portions of healthy foods….

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3 Ally October 29, 2008 at 12:21 pm

“Blondie sugar bomb
Beautiful to see and taste
Talking about you”

Awww, sooo cute. That’s def. my favorite part. You are a lucky girl Kath. Although, you totally deserve it as you seem super supportive and are definitely a hard worker yourself!! Totally admire your relationship!

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4 Melissa (the other one) October 29, 2008 at 12:24 pm

Aw, that’s awesome that he’s happy!!! I wish that for everyone!
I’m definitely not there with my job….but hopefully someday!

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5 Halie Wright October 29, 2008 at 12:38 pm

National Oatmeal Day! I actually had oatmeal today and I didn’t even know that it was National Oatmeal Day. My oats were good, too.

Very good Haikus. My husband one wrote a Dr. Suess style poem about his work, it was so cute!

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6 APT October 29, 2008 at 12:39 pm

Hey Kath! Are you sure that sweet potatoes have 300 calories? I have researched this, and I’ve found that a large sweet potato (not medium or small) has about 160 calories. Can you tell me where you found that information, because I eat them ALL the time! Thanks. :)

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7 santabarbaradreaming October 29, 2008 at 12:39 pm

:) good to hear he’s feeling happy! That’s such a nice treat to get a poem written for you!

The apples with the pumpkin butter looks really yummy. I’ve seen it at the store but didn’t want to buy it cause I didn’t know if it will be good. How is it? Worth a try?

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8 Kelly L. October 29, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Please people! Do not worry about sweet potatoe calories. They are one of the most nutritious vegetables. People do not get fat by eating too many fruits and vegetables. Stick with a well balanced diet and treats on occasion and you will be find. It really makes me sad and frustrated when people stress about the caloric content of certain foods. Really? Are you that obsessed?

Just my 2 cents. I’ll get yelled at by someone I know.

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9 jen October 29, 2008 at 12:48 pm

damn. happy about work? what’s that like? i don’t think i’ve ever answered “great” to how was work. congrats. that’s a wonderful thing.

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10 Angie October 29, 2008 at 12:52 pm

LOVE THIS:

“Blondie sugar bomb
Beautiful to see and taste
Talking about you”

:)

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11 Kath October 29, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Glad you guys like the poem :)

Re. Sweet potatoes. Kelly is right that they are extremely nutritious and good for you so you should keep eating them! But I posted this tidbit for a little awareness. I have obviously put a sweet potato on my food scale before and the ones that my grocery sells would probably be classified as “extra extra super large” potatoes because they are often 3/4 to 1 lb in weight! That’s nearing 300 calories. They don’t really seem that big to me – maybe the size of a remote control? But they are heavier/denser than you’d think. A 6 oz, 150 calorie potato is more like the size of a computer mouse. No need to count every calorie, but good to be aware.

Kath

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12 Tiffany @ Chobani October 29, 2008 at 1:01 pm
13 Amy October 29, 2008 at 1:09 pm

that lunch looks soo warm and comforting !

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14 Rose October 29, 2008 at 1:09 pm

Aw, so happy for the husband!

I didn’t know it was National Oatmeal Day either – my goodness, I feel like a fraud :)

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15 Serena October 29, 2008 at 1:12 pm

yum, more chobani samples! kath, i was wondering where you got the curtains in your kitchen – i am looking for some the same fabric/color, and yours are verry pretty!

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16 caitlin October 29, 2008 at 1:14 pm

yay for loving your job….

hey kath, do you ask your hubby before you post stuff like that? my future husband requires i show him any photos of him before i post them, he’d probably faint before he left me publish an e-mail. just curious!

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17 Miss Tiffie October 29, 2008 at 1:16 pm

it’s super important to love what you do at your job. it’s so cute that he’s so happy about it :]

delicious lunch!!! & happy oatmeal day ms. oatmeal queen!!! :D

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18 Lindsey October 29, 2008 at 1:17 pm

Kath, that sweet husband of yours is truly one of a kind!! He could give lessons to other men in creativity. =D

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19 coco October 29, 2008 at 1:19 pm

really? is there a National Oatmeal DAY???? that’s the most incredible national day I’ve ever had.
I’m glad that I had a great bowl of oatmeal this morning

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20 Julie October 29, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Just thought I’d share this yummy Halloween treat. I found a delicious looking Halloween “candy” that you could talk yourself into believing is half way healthy, Fig pumpkins! They are alabacita figs filled with a whiskey and clove chocolate ganache, dipped in pumpkin tinted white chocolate. I’m so tempted to order a box!

http://www.johnandkiras.com/

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21 rhodeygirl October 29, 2008 at 1:22 pm

what a sweet hubbie!

and potatoes = the devil calorie wise for me. it is the one thing i am not good at judging. a teeny potato has like 200 calories, how is that even possible?!?! but i agree, i wouldn’t stop eating them but it is good to be conscious.

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22 the husband October 29, 2008 at 1:22 pm

caitlin,

I never mind Kath sharing anything with the blog. Something that’s really important to me is to speak honestly all the time and say exactly what you mean – going along with that is the willingness to share everything about myself with the world and answer any question.

And in this case, I had a suspicion that she would post the poems if I made ‘em funny enough!

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23 VeggieGirl October 29, 2008 at 1:23 pm

I love the song that is the title of your blog post :-)

Looooove your lunch!!

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24 Moran October 29, 2008 at 1:33 pm

Haha that’s really sweet of the husband!

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25 Cat October 29, 2008 at 1:34 pm

ahaha I love The Husband’s poem, too cute!! As to National Oatmeal Day… I feel like I have just done something awful, like forgotten my bf’s first name – I didn’t have oatmeal today!!! Eeek! Don’t worry Quaker… I will eat all of your delicious oats tomorrow!

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26 Fancy October 29, 2008 at 1:52 pm

Matt, that poem is adorable! :)

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27 Megan October 29, 2008 at 1:59 pm

Happy National Oatmeal Day! I was wondering if pumpkin butter would be good on apples! I will have to try it!

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28 Tina October 29, 2008 at 2:05 pm

I love the poem!!! So cute!

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29 Lyn October 29, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Probiotic cereal?!? Who knew!

And thanks for the heads up on National Oatmeal Day. I better get on that ;)

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30 hk October 29, 2008 at 2:44 pm

cute poem! very impressed :)

lunch looks fabulous, hitting all the good groups <3

enjoy the rest of the day!!

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31 hk October 29, 2008 at 2:44 pm

cute poem! very impressed :)

lunch looks fabulous, hitting all the good groups <3

enjoy the rest of the day!!

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32 Mara October 29, 2008 at 4:13 pm

Haikus about food
Make me drool a little bit
Thanks for a great post!

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33 bobbi October 29, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Matt that was so sweet! It’s always great to be in a place where you are happy with what you are doing!

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34 Biz October 29, 2008 at 4:26 pm

So happy for Matt!

Life’s too short not to do what you love!

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35 Susan October 29, 2008 at 4:41 pm

I just found your blog recently and wanted to say hi! Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing so many great recipes and wonderful ideas. I’m having a great time reading everything! :)

Susan

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36 runjess October 29, 2008 at 4:46 pm

This is unrelated to your post, although I love that type of sandwich, but I just made your baked oatmeal snack bars for maybe the 4th time last night. A good combo: pecans, dried cranberries, and golden raisins. Possibly my favorite combo yet.

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37 Lee (seelivelee) October 29, 2008 at 4:54 pm

aw he seems like he’s on cloud 9! and yeah i got my oaty fix and got a huge barrell of Quaker oats delivered to me today in the mail!!! Wow it is a true holiday.

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38 Michelle October 29, 2008 at 5:07 pm

Hi Kath! I just started my own food blog and was wondering if you could check it out and give me some feedback. I have been reading yours for a while now and you have inspired me to start my own. Thanks so much for all you do!

I didn’t know it was National Oatmeal Day either…I probably should have made oats for breakfast…haha!

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39 Justy2003 October 29, 2008 at 6:38 pm

Love the sandwich! Such a great combination of fall flavors with the apple & pumpkin butter.
The haikus from the husband are too cute! And so glad to hear he’s enjoying his jobs!

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40 Katelyn October 29, 2008 at 6:43 pm

Very cute poem, and your lunch looks scrumptious! I just read something about yams vs. sweet potatoes, and what we at are just different types of sweet potatoes. Yams are *giant* and mostly a West African food. But whatever they are labeled, they are delic!

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41 Caroline F. October 29, 2008 at 6:47 pm

Wowza, That sandwich will be in my near future that is for certain!!! Also, a question about those little taters- what’s a good reference for a portion… I hear different things… If all else fails, Im set on my fiber ! ;)
Again, kudos to you for snaggin such a winner! And good for him on attaining such a rewarding job- What an awesome combo you two are!
-Caroline F.

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42 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) October 29, 2008 at 7:03 pm

What a cute poem! So glad your hubby is happy! How wonderful that he loves his job :) Congrats!

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43 zestycook October 29, 2008 at 7:50 pm

Great Poem, Great Sandwich! Slightly Jealous over here Kath… Can you hook me up

zesty

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44 Kath October 29, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Serena ,
Bed, Bath and Beyond 2 years ago.

Julie ,
Sounds delightful!

Susan ,
Welcome!

Kath

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45 Jana October 30, 2008 at 12:46 pm

That haiku is soooooooo cute! .. and funny, too. :-)

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