Say Cheese!

August 4, 2012

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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 –

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

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Miss Elinor was the hostess!

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

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

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

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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!

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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!

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Super delicious plate of summertime –

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

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

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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!

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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!

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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.

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2 Mom August 4, 2012 at 10:41 pm

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

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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!

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4 j3nn August 5, 2012 at 12:33 am

I love topping pasta with uncooked fresh ingredients, yum!

Goat cheese cheesecake sounds SO GOOD.

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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!!

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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?! :(

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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 :)

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

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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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! :P

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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.

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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!

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15 Angel7 August 5, 2012 at 2:32 pm

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

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16 Laurahttp://www.sayingidoinnewyork.blogspot.com 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!

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17 KathEats August 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm

And she enjoyed meeting you too!

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18 Andrea August 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm

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

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19 KathEats August 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I think she just eyeballed everything

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

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

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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!

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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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