Sundy Deener

April 22, 2012

Nothin’ like a Southern family dinner on a Sundy afternoon!


You really never know what you’re going to find in my parents’ house, so you can imagine my surprise when I found my mom’s rubber snake collection (which she uses in book talks) in my bedroom closet. It was quite the scare! I can hardly stand to look at them!


I did my Expecting More prenatal fitness DVD this morning because the weather was too gross to go outside. This time I did the Cardio Dance segment – loved it! I’m very impressed by this DVD, its pace, its variety and the fact that I actually get out of breath.

Then I took a shower and bathed in Noxzema!! I love the stuff, but I don’t buy it because I figured Skin Deep wouldn’t like the ingredient list but then I found my favorite “natural” cleanser, Alba Sea Minerals, doesn’t rank much higher. Puzzled. I love using Noxzema when I visit though. My mom and grandparents have been using it for years and years though. [We have a family connection to the company, actually]


Larbs + Matt came over for lunch today. Mom made a feast including homemade mac and cheese, green salad, waldorf salad, baked sweet potatoes (Matt’s contribution) and cake!

Cocktail hour applies to special lunches:




I’m having trouble with my Eye-Fi card again (which was just replaced this year!) and the photos of the mac and cheese and salad did not come out!! The card must have consumed them. Bummer.

It was really, really good mac and cheese!




For dessert, we all enjoyed Easter cake that my mom had frozen. It was brought by Matt A’s parents for Easter and they were all nice enough to save us some for this visit!

Wonderful cake!!


Served with strawberries


Matt and I are relaxing a bit more before we hit the road back to Cville this afternoon. It’s hard to let go of this vacation so easily!

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1 Heidi Bundles Of Hugs April 22, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Mouth watering …all looks so good Mmm!


2 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Oh my gosh, that meal looks absolutely delicious! I miss being home with family!!!


3 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde April 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I love the Cheerwine bottle! I think all soda tastes better from a glass bottle. Plus it seems decadent to me :) I’ve never had Cheerwine – actually I had never heard of it before your post from the wedding last night – but it looks pretty delicious! Enjoy the rest of your visit – weekend trips always seem to go by way too fast.


4 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Cheerwine and Noxema…remind me of high school :) Haven’t thought about them in ages!

Love the looks of that cake and those berries!


5 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance April 22, 2012 at 2:44 pm

There’s nothing like a good southern mac and cheese – yum!


6 Sana April 22, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Family dinner’s are the best!


7 Ashley Monk April 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Love the Cheerwine & Lunch looks yummy! Hope you had a great trip!!!
I used to use Noxema and have since found Arbonne which works amazing and is Vegan and scores great! 😉 I Love their ABC baby line all I use on both my boys.


8 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! April 22, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Love me some baked sweet potatoes!! I have a bunch at home right now actually that need to be used up! Baked sweet potatoes with dinner it is!!! :)


9 mary @ minutespermile April 22, 2012 at 3:18 pm

mac and cheese AND TWO types of potatoes? with cheese? i’ll take it.


10 KathEats April 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Just one kind of potato!? Waldorf salad is made with apples, celery, raisins


11 mary @ minutespermile April 22, 2012 at 5:18 pm

OH I see! Totally saw the picture and thought potato salad. Waldorf sounds much more refreshing!


12 kathleen @ the daily crumb April 22, 2012 at 3:28 pm

this all looks delicious… you have me craving mac n cheeeeeeese!


13 dee April 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm

That waldorf salad has my mouth watering. Yum.

Sounds like you all had a lovely time visiting with the family. Have a safe trip home. :)


14 Katie @ Creature of Habit April 22, 2012 at 3:56 pm

The strawberries look drool-worthy! Perfect for a wonderful family meal!


15 Lindsey @ Eat, Read, Run April 22, 2012 at 4:23 pm

That meal looks delicious! I love mac n’ cheese. I used to use Noxema all the time – it is so refreshing.


16 Tiffany April 22, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Lunch looks so good! Especially the cake and sweet potatoes!

Are there any Yoga fitness videos you have tried (when you were not expecting) and would recommend. KERF readers I would really appreciate any reccomendatons from you as well :)

Thank you!!


17 KathEats April 22, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I liked Bob harpers yoga for the warrior… pretty good. I did a ton of Dave farmar podcasts. Love him and free!


18 Jen April 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I second Harper! Haven’t done it for a year now though.


19 Laura @ She Eats Well April 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Noxema! What a flash back. I remember the commercials back in the day. I feel so old! As for the rubber snake collection… that scares the jeebies out of me, I hate all snakes – fake or real! Your meal looks lovely though; Sunday meals are the best.


20 Catriona April 22, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Hi, Jim and I were excited to see your KERF blog advertisement on the big screen before the performance of the Charlottesville Ballet last night. You’re everywhere! :>)


21 KathEats April 22, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Oh fun! We did a sandwich spread for them!


22 Samantha April 22, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Wow your family has a connection to Noxema?!?! That is awesome! Clear complexion for life!


23 Sue-Anne April 22, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Wow, That looks delicious, just looking at all that yummy food is making me so hungry!


24 Lindsay @ Running the Windy City April 22, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Wow, that mac n’ cheese does look good!


25 Kerry @ Totes My Oats April 22, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I love a yummy Southern dinner; especially with family!


26 Annette @FitnessPerks April 22, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Yummy!! I want some of those strawberries :)


27 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio April 22, 2012 at 6:37 pm

What a fantastic dinner! Yummy!


28 Angel7 April 22, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I have not used Noxzema in a very long time. I always liked the smell of it, for some reason.

Those strawberries look awesome! That is what we are going to have after we are done eating dinner.


29 Hillary April 22, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Soooo what are the odds of your mom sharing her mac and cheese recipe? It looks too good not to replicate!


30 KathEats April 22, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Good…but we didn’t have time today. I will get it eventually and I’m going to try it with Greek yogurt instead of sour cream


31 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles April 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I used to love Noxema! On a super hot day, it feels soooooo cooling on the face! Great looking lunch…I also thought it was potato salad…yum apples!


32 Molly @ RDexposed April 22, 2012 at 7:22 pm

New phrase perhaps to replace “skeletons in the cloest”?


33 KathEats April 22, 2012 at 8:01 pm



34 Mom April 22, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Love it! My snakes are kind of funky colors, so not overly scary. The bears played with them over the summer and got quite used to them.


35 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 22, 2012 at 7:29 pm

YUM! That looks so good! What’s that apple-looking salad? It looks really good!


36 KathEats April 22, 2012 at 8:01 pm

It’s a Waldorf…with apples, celery, raisins..a dressing


37 Dad & GrandPeePaw April 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

And walnuts … although they were a little skimpy today.


38 Catalina @ Cake with Love April 22, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Everything looks so good, I would love a piece or bite of everything!


39 Malin April 22, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Love the mac & cheese pictures, but those snakes freaked me out even though it was just a picture! Ouch.


40 Khushboo Thadani April 23, 2012 at 12:37 am

That mac & cheese looks really good, especially the crusty top!


41 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count April 23, 2012 at 7:13 am

All of the food looks delicious!


42 Johanna B April 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Waldorf Salad always makes me think of my mother. It’s the dish she always brought to fall pot-lucks. She only used Jonathan apples in it and I loved to get a big scoop of it on my plate. Thanks for bringing up a good memory.


43 Candice Dreyer April 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Oh my gosh, I lOVE Cheerwine! Did my RD internship in NC (I’m from CA), and fell in love with that and Sun Drop :)


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