Summer Nights

June 21, 2008

We had a great time last night hanging out with our old friends! We went to dinner at one of the charming restaurants right on the main street – Tupelo’s . It’s very southern themed with Tupelo honey whipped butter and cornbread along with a menu full of Cajun dishes and seafood.

I started with a glass of Pinot Noir

And had half of a cornbread triangle with some butter – can’t pass on this one!

For dinner I got the Citrus Salad . It comes with grapefruit, tomatoes, golden raisins, goat cheese and sliced almonds . I got honey dressing on the side and blackened salmon on top. Ate every bite! (Well, left most of the dressing).

The husband ordered homemade fried chicken in a coffee BBQ sauce . The sauce was amazing!! I had two bites of his sweet potatoes and one of the chicken.

Wine Glass #2 . I totally didn’t need it, but I ordered it in the moment. The husband was supposed to help me, but I think I drank most of it.

Hillsborough has this little bar that I may have mentioned before – The Wooden Nickel – it’s quite the hangout for both locals and folks returning home. You know that song "I love This Bar" by Toby Kieth? It’s kinda like that :mrgreen: I saw lots of people I haven’t seen in years and years.

After 2 glasses of wine, I stuck to water (water is always better than being empty handed at a bar).

Butttt…the husband had a number of beers and I took sips of lots of them. So maybe I had half a pint of beer too?

Which led to……

midnight munchies . Larbs and the Matt’s pulled ’em out and I couldn’t resist. I had about 4 cheese and cracker halves

And maybe 1/4 cup of leftover camping trip gorp – basically really good homemade trail mix.

Saturday Breakfast

Not feeling my best this morning, but not feeling my worst either, so that’s good! We decided on oatmeal this morning (duh!) before we’re headed to my mom’s gym around 10:00.

Since a workout is looming, we made 1/4 cup portions of oatmeal made with milk and a giant banana and topped with some free granola we got at Weaver Street Market yesterday! And some Smucker’s Natural PB . I really like the Smucker’s brand.

Plus a big cup of H2O.

Since today is Hog Day and my sister’s party tonight, I’m not sure when my next post will be up. I’m meeting blog readers Jessica and Sarah for lunch!! Hope the weather holds up – there’s rain in the forecast.

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1 sirenjess June 21, 2008 at 9:08 am

That cornbread looks good. I love cornbread. I’m so happy I ran with a running group this morning and made the decision to run the inaugural Rock and Roll marathon in San Antonio. I live in San Antonio. I just wanted to let you all know that this is coming to San Antonio and if any of you run marathons or half marathons you should come to SA and run. They are trying to turn SA into more of a running city which is awesome. It’s better than being known as a tamale eating city.


2 Emily June 21, 2008 at 9:15 am

Hey Kath! I’ve started reading your blog daily to inspire me to stop counting calories and get away from diet foods and move towards my ultimate goal of having a healthy relationship and to one day eat only real food like you do. I’m getting there… anyway, I wondered if you could do me a quick favor. I’m meeting friends for dinner at a place I’ve never been. Here’s the menu:
What would you order off of this menu considering both what would be both healthy and figure friendly? We’re not going until next week and I know you’re busy today, so I understand if you don’t have time to get back to me. Thank you for the daily inspiration!!


3 Heather June 21, 2008 at 9:22 am

So do most of the menu items involve honey (per the butter and the salad dressing)? If so, that sounds pretty amazing… yum :)

Sirenjess- my good friend did the San Antonio Marathon and loved it. She said that there were lots of interesting things to look at on the route… anyway, good luck and have fun!


4 gottahavefaith June 21, 2008 at 9:50 am

That salad looks so good! I’ve always thought that salmon and grapefruit taste great together.

I have an unrelated and somewhat personal question. What are your thoughts about privacy in the blogosphere? You let us know your name, what you and your husband look like, where you live, your routine, etc. Do you ever worry about putting that much personal information about yourself on the internet? Those personal details really do make this blog compelling and interesting, so I appreciate that you do it! I’m just wondering (as a prospective blogger) if you have any kind of personal policy about what you share and don’t share on the blog.


5 sirenjess June 21, 2008 at 10:50 am

Thanks Heather.


6 Fit4Life June 21, 2008 at 11:25 am

lol, did you drop an alka selzer in the second wine picture or is it the reflection of the plate? :o) just kidding, im pretty sure its the plate but it DOES look like alka selzer


7 oatmeal June 21, 2008 at 1:22 pm

The conbread looks so pretty! Is that syrup drizzled on top?

Mmm I wouldn’t have been able to resist cheese and crackers either! Such a simple snack, but so tasty!


8 Sidi June 21, 2008 at 2:09 pm

I had my kids pretty young and didn’t get the chance to taste the beautiful night life in Montreal. We are planning to be participating to all the free concerts at the Jazz Festival this year. Have a great week-end!


9 Kath June 21, 2008 at 3:08 pm

Emily ,
Since they don’t give much description of the dishes, I’d probably end up asking the server all about some of them. I’d go with either a salad with the dressing on the side combined with maybe an appetizer like the Tiger Shrimp and ask for them to come out at the same time so you can put the shrimp on the salad. Or one of the fish entrees (I love seafood – probably the scallops because they are lighter or cod) with the lime-mint veggies as a side and eat 3/4 of the dish. Hope that helps!

gottahavefaith ,
We just addressed this with yesterday’s post. I think it’s just a risk one takes with having a blog. There are lots of public figures where people know their jobs, what they look like, last names, and even where they live in the city. You just have to be careful securing your house using the same smart safety as you would all the time – like not walking through dark parking lots or meeting folks in isolated places.



10 Emily June 21, 2008 at 4:21 pm

You are awesome! Thanks so much for your suggestions! I love seafood also, so that looks like a great option. Glad to hear you’re having a good weekend. My fiance and I are splurging big time tonight by making a gluten free BBQ chicken pizza. Full fat cheese and all! Then if our bellies can take it, we’re doing chocolate fondu for dessert with fruit of course. Hoping I can splurge without too much guilt and enjoy and not overdo it. Anyway, thanks again for everything!


11 Hayley June 21, 2008 at 7:26 pm

The first time I went to Hillsborough (which was a few months ago) I ate at Tupelo’s!! I didn’t eat quite as healthy as you though…I couldn’t resist the jambalaya. I think it all looked pretty good!

On to read your other posts… :)


12 Allyn June 21, 2008 at 9:37 pm

I live in Tupelo! … Tupelo, Mississippi, that is. Birthplace of Elvis.

Your salad looks marvelous. I tried to throw a grapefruit salad together last week and mine really could have used the honey dressing. I just used orange juice + champagne vinegar + evoo, salt and pepper (called it mimosa dressing) and it was missing something. I almost went back and put in a little honey mustard. Maybe that would have done it. I’ll try it again with a honey-based dressing like Tupelo served.


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