Say Cheese!

August 4, 2012


Family nap time was a short success! We woke up after 30 minutes feeling much refreshed. Then finished the nursery. Then had a snack!

Cottage cheese (I need to have this for a snack more!) with blackberries and graham cracker –


At 6 we picked up Seamane and Rob and headed over to our friends Alice and Al’s for dinner.


Miss Elinor was the hostess!


Alice had this gourmet cheese spread set up when we arrived. This was one impressive line up of delicious cheese!!


Everything from goat gouda to brie! We had a happy cocktail hour tasting them all.


And by cocktail hour I mean a mocktail made from seltzer and peach lemonade! (Santa Cruz brand). Delicious! Beer for the big kids.


For dinner we dined on pasta topped with a raw bruschetta-like mix of fresh local tomatoes, mozzarella, garlic, olive oil and herbs. Such a clever way to serve a tomato sauce!


Plus a big ole salad. Ever since our garden greens bolted, I have been missing salads. Need to stock up on greens again. but it’s hard to get back into buying them after eating them for free for months!


Super delicious plate of summertime –


There was also bread (Great Harvest Potato Sourdough + Cheddar Garlic) but I passed tonight.


After helping Alice put Elinor to bed and watching some quality Olympics on their giant projector screen, we dug into dessert –


Seamane made Jessica’s no-bake coconut cream [goat cheese] cheesecakes and they were out-of-this-world good!!!! Maybe the best cheesecake I’ve ever had!? Brilliant, Jessica!


While we were out with friends, mom was making friends with more of my virtual friends at BlogHer! Tonight she was greeted by Laura, who I send a hello back to!


Home on the range and so ready for a lazy Sunday morning ahead!

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat August 4, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Those cheeks on that baby (!!!!). Cutie pie. I got a few tubs of cottage cheese on sale and I’ve been eating it UP.


2 Mom August 4, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Fun to meet Laura, Elinor is precious!! and that flowered plate is gorgeous.


3 Lisa August 4, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Interesting idea with the fresh tomato sauce. I might have to try that! I love the no-bake cheesecakes in the bowl. I made something similar for a friend who had a baby last year except I layered it with cherry pie filling and graham cracker crumbs. It was so good!


4 j3nn August 5, 2012 at 12:33 am

I love topping pasta with uncooked fresh ingredients, yum!

Goat cheese cheesecake sounds SO GOOD.


5 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio August 5, 2012 at 6:01 am

That is a lot of cheese, but how awesome?!? Those cheesecakes sound awesome!!


6 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 5, 2012 at 7:06 am

Anytime I see someone eat cottage cheese I get sad for being lactose intolerant. How have they not made lactose free cottage cheese yet?! :(


7 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 5, 2012 at 8:11 am

looks like you mom was a busy lady at blogher! fun!

love the pic of you holding the baby – practice makes perfect :)


8 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy August 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

Wow – that cheese selection!! I need some of that next week!


9 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 5, 2012 at 8:58 am

Oooo you’re making me crave cottage cheese! And I looooove cheese spreads! My mom always bought nice cheeses for her and my dad each weekend so I grew up sampling cheeses! Haha didn’t love them quite as much when I was little, I usually just preferred brie!


10 Joe August 5, 2012 at 9:07 am

The Great Harvest Potato Sourdough sounds delicious. Our family of four stopped at GH for the first time on the way home from vacation — the Glen Mills, PA location. The store had just opened up two weeks earlier. When we walked in, a friendly gentleman asked us if we wanted to sample one of four breads he had just freshly baked. He didn’t just give us bite size samples, but generous slices. I wondered if all GH’s do that. We all got sandwiches and LOVED them. Hope to visit your location if we ever drive south. Best wishes. -Joe


11 KathEats August 5, 2012 at 9:24 am

Hi Joe! Yes, owners are encouraged to practice generosity in their stores :) Glad you liked it!


12 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 5, 2012 at 11:54 am

Cheese platters are my ultimate weakness – I’m just not satisfied until I’ve tasted every kind of cheese on it! 😛


13 Leslie August 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I love your mom’s dress. She looks beautiful in that picture. Looks like she has found her stride in the blog world. I enjoy her blog as well as yours and your siste’s.


14 Kel August 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm

First, your mom is so pretty and that dress looks lovely!

Second, I love baby thighs. I would like to nibble on that precious baby’s thighs! I used to nibble on my son’s and he would giggle like crazy. Wow, I am surprised I can remember something from 15 years ago at my age ;).

The cheesecakes look divine. Must go check out the recipe now!


15 Angel7 August 5, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I gotta make those no-bake coconut cream [goat cheese] cheesecakes! Sounds great!


16 Laura August 5, 2012 at 7:04 pm

It was so great to meet your mom Kath, she was so lovely to talk to! I’ve been a long-time (somewhat silent) follower, but you’ve been very inspirational to me and so informative!


17 KathEats August 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm

And she enjoyed meeting you too!


18 Andrea August 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm

That bruschetta-like topping sounds so good! Did your friend possibly give you the recipe?


19 KathEats August 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I think she just eyeballed everything


20 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance August 5, 2012 at 9:46 pm

The “beer” for kids is adorable. Love the bottle it comes in.


21 Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut August 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm

What a yummy spread! I’m definitely trying out the mini cheesecakes and pasta!


22 MommyPage August 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm

The baby is adorable! That is great you’ve gotten to spend time with babies before you give birth. I hope you had a fun day.


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