Sleeping ELF

December 17, 2011


It felt a little like Christmas morning today. In addition to our tree and the everlasting Pandora Christmas stations floating through our house, I now have presents under the tree, the movie ELF halfway watched on my DVR (LOVE that movie! Has me laughing out loud more than any other comedy, ever.) and Matt home to sleep in!

The plan last night was for him to make his famous pancakes for breakfast, but when he was still asleep at 8am I decided to let him continue to rest and made him oatmeal in bed instead. Pancakes tomorrow!


His favorite: creamy whipped banana with cottage cheese. With currants mixed in! They are like tiny raisins : )


Topped with coconut and a big spoonful of crunchy sunbutter


Hazelnut tea


Should have had Chestnut to make it really Christmas!


Whether you’re shopping, working or relaxing today, have a cheerful day!


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1 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 17, 2011 at 9:28 am

Hazelnut is Christmas-y too! I wish a bowl of oats would magically appear in front of me right now.


2 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn December 17, 2011 at 9:29 am

I love all the ceramic. It reminds me of the mountains!

Hope you find that eggnog, chica. ;) hint: it’s probably at whole foods!


3 Anna December 17, 2011 at 9:37 am

That bowl is beautiful! Is it handmade?


4 KathEats December 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Yes, by my childhood neighbor:


5 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries December 17, 2011 at 9:41 am

i currently have a sleeping elf in our house this morning too… :)


6 khushboo December 17, 2011 at 9:45 am

Love watching Xmas movies! Home Alone wasin my DVD player this week!


7 Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee December 17, 2011 at 9:50 am

Mmmm hazelnut tea sounds amazing! I love Elf, the part where he gets in a fight with the mall Santa is hilarious. Also dancing on the table in the mail room. :)


8 lynda @ healthy hoboken girl December 17, 2011 at 9:55 am

Have a wonderful Saturday!! Glad you guys are getting into the holiday spirit, enjoy the rest of the movie.

Your porch looks great!! Nice job!


9 Amanda @ Once Upon A Recipe December 17, 2011 at 10:13 am

Happy weekend to you too Kath! Elf is one of my favorite Christmas movies too!


10 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 17, 2011 at 10:23 am

I’m in the “shopping” category so I will try my best to remember to be cheerful b/c that’s usually NOT how I feel when doing it… ;)


11 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 17, 2011 at 10:27 am

I’ve got Christmas movies and music on my agenda this weekend too. I’m giving my room a thorough winter cleaning before the new year and I’ll have the tunes blasting very shortly!


12 Janelle December 17, 2011 at 10:29 am

Mmmmmmm breakfast looks delicious !! And I heart that mug !! I’m off shopping till I drop – as every year I’m a procrastination junkie – have a fantastic weekend everyone who reads this :)


13 Blessing @ Working Mom Journal December 17, 2011 at 10:32 am

You sure are getting your money’s worth with that porch. Love the bowl and of course Great Harvest mug


14 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 17, 2011 at 10:32 am

I want that purple bowl!

And a big cup of coffee, too :)


15 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen December 17, 2011 at 10:33 am

You want to send ME some oatmeal in bed? That’s a breakfast in bed I can get behind.


16 KathEats December 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm

When you get here, yes :)


17 katie @KatieDid December 17, 2011 at 10:35 am

I was watching elf last night laughing out loud too! I’m sure Matt appreciated a break in the kitchen and breakfast in bed, always such a nice treat :)


18 Lynn @ the actor's diet December 17, 2011 at 10:49 am

I love Elf too. Any movie w a lot of candy I seem to gravitate towards.


19 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous December 17, 2011 at 10:54 am

I love Elf! It’s on in a few minutes and I scheduled my workout around it so I can watch it on the treadmill!


20 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles December 17, 2011 at 10:58 am

Elf is a classic…my boys(hubbie included) and I love this movie!!! I am enjoying a day of baking…the smells of childhood Christmas’s past. lol


21 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count December 17, 2011 at 11:08 am

Busy day ahead, but that’s typical this time of year. Oats look tasty!


22 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning December 17, 2011 at 11:09 am

I haven’t watched Elf yet this year- we actually watched the second Twilight movie last night. I just saw the first one, and have to admit- I’m a fan! I have the 3rd one on the DVR just waiting…


23 Amanda December 17, 2011 at 11:10 am

Hazlenut tea sounds SO tasty! :)


24 Evan December 17, 2011 at 11:35 am

Aren’t Saturdays the best? Especially Saturdays before Christmas. Enjoy the down-time, it’s a beautiful day here in New York – I hope it’s equally gorgeous in your neck of the woods :)


25 Anna @ On Anna's Plate December 17, 2011 at 11:59 am

We’re all Pandora, all the time in our house now :-)


26 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes December 17, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I have yet to try cottage cheese in oats! Loos fab :)


27 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats December 17, 2011 at 12:13 pm

I am hoping to have a relaxing day – I had my last final yesterday and am officially halfway done with law school! Also, Elf is probably my favorite christmas movie! It’s just so good!


28 Health Bee December 17, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Glad to hear that your Christmas preparation is done. :-) Have a wonderful day too, Kath.


29 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl December 17, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Love that bowl! I often pick up a handmade ceramic bowl every time I visit an arts and craft show. I love having a bunch of different varieties of ceramic bowls. Breakfast looks great, as usual.

This morning I had Coach’s Oats topped w/ brown sugar, craisins, chopped almonds, and milk. With a cup of SBUX Christmas blend coffee.


30 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife December 17, 2011 at 1:17 pm

My husband hates oats–so that is cool yours likes it. Hah. Have a good one :)


31 Molly @ RDexposed December 17, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Think you’ll ever use a place mat again or just stick to your new porch floor? :)


32 KathEats December 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm

The floor! Until it’s too dirty to use ;)


33 Heather @ Run Eat Play December 17, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I watched Elf for the first time this year! I don’t know what took me so long to watch it – it was so funny!


34 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot December 17, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I love elf! And I tried the cottage cheese oats for the first time this week and absolutely loved them!! So creamy, fluffy and delicious!!


35 Angel7 December 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm

It’s.The.Most.Wonderful.Time.Of.The.Year :)


36 Mandi December 17, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Your bowl of oats looks like a snowman to me.


37 kathy December 17, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Can you take a picture of how you store all of your dinnerware/stoneware…I love your variety! I’d love to see how it is organized in your cabinets :)


38 KathEats December 17, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Yes, coming in the New Year. Check out the Home Neat Home tab over there –> for our last house’s arrangement


39 lindsay December 17, 2011 at 11:27 pm

Oh elf! I ? that movie!! You dont smell lime santa….you smell like beef and cheese!!


40 lindsay December 17, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Ooops….LIKE Santa…not lime santa…


41 Meagan December 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I love the rustic looking bowl and mug! Your collection must be getting quite big?


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