The Laundry Runs Through It

January 16, 2011

Major laundry time!!

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We brought two Tide packets with us to do laundry mid-way through our trip (Matt’s planning a second load after I leave). Sure made packing easier. And I have to say I’m glad to have clean socks again!

In between our loads of laundry, we decided to find a Montana western movie to watch tonight. After some Netflix association searching and Googling “Best Westerns” (haha – we’re no longer staying at the Best Western!) we realized Karen has been raving about A River Runs Through It for ages and her love for Montana and we’d never seen it. Perfection! Netflix online is so amazing for travel.

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We piled up our dinner plates and got cozy with the movie.

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Our to-go deli salads included a kale and fennel salad, a kamut and feta/olive, African-spiced vegetables and a curried brown rice + tempeh.

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Plus a bonus salad bar mix

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I would have paid $25 for this amazing plate of food in a restaurant!

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Everything tasted amazing – especially the tahini dressing on the salad salad. We added a hunk of Great Harvest Honey Whole Wheat on the side.

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And for dessert – mint dark!

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We’re starting our morning early again with Kathy’s boot camp one more time. And then we have to be at the HQ by 8AM. It’s going to be a crammed-in morning again! Hard to believe I go home on Thursday!

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1 Christine January 16, 2011 at 10:54 pm

The best plate! So many different tastes!

Enjoy your clean socks!

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2 Katelyn January 16, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Good luck at sandwich-making school! Slash your food looks deLICIOUS, now I want to have dinner all over again;)

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3 Camille January 16, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Aww, I love that movie. It’s so sad though!

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4 Kat January 16, 2011 at 11:16 pm

You are the genius of finding delicious food where ever you go! Looks delicious

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5 Ellie January 16, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Yumm looks good! I’m with Karen, that is one great movie. Plus young brad pitt, what’s not to love!

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6 Kath January 17, 2011 at 9:23 am

I was DROOLING over him!!

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7 Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate January 16, 2011 at 11:16 pm

A River Runs Through It is one of my favs! :)

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8 Maryann (The Balanced Bean) January 16, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Dinner looks very delicious and nutritious! Have a good night :)

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9 Hannah January 16, 2011 at 11:22 pm

I love doing this while travelling – compiling a heap of delicious snacks and cosying up in my hotel room at night :) When you’re travelling alone, it helps the loneliness!

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10 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 16, 2011 at 11:29 pm

YUM! All of those salads look delicious!! I would have paid $25 for them, too, if I had to. hehe :)

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11 Erin @ Shortcut to Bliss January 16, 2011 at 11:29 pm

I love this. We always do laundry before we go home if we are gone for more than 2 or 3 days. It makes it so easy to go home and everything is already clean. I am really loving your “bar foods”. I don’t know why I have never thought of this. It would be so much easier to load up a box at a really yummy healthy bar than to scour a city for restaurants for every single meal.

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12 Laura January 16, 2011 at 11:44 pm

I love “A River Runs Through It”!! In case you need another one – “Legends of the Fall”! Its the reason why I’ve been wanting to visit Montana for ages!

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13 Kath January 17, 2011 at 9:24 am

That is on our que for tonight!!! Brad Pitt x2!

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14 Laura January 17, 2011 at 11:29 am

yay!!! have fun! ;)

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15 Sara R. January 17, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I was going to suggest this one too! I loved it when I was an angstful teenager. Very similar to A River Runs Through it though!

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16 Bess @ Bess Be Fit January 16, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Netflix is awesome. Good luck with stuff tomorrow!!

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17 Justeen @ Blissful Baking January 17, 2011 at 12:00 am

What a wonderful plate of food! Your meals always look so delicious, even when traveling!

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18 Alaina January 17, 2011 at 12:09 am

Looks like a wonderful dinner! I love love Netflix. We don’t even need cable anymore because of all the options you get through Netflix. :-)

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19 Sana January 17, 2011 at 12:36 am

That salad looks amazeeee!

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20 Mads January 17, 2011 at 12:36 am

Where do you find these great delis and restaurants that serve healthy foods? I feel like I’m always struggling to eat out and stay fit.
Tips??

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21 Kath January 17, 2011 at 9:24 am

Grocery stores. I look for the healthy ones with salad bars and delis. Most cities have a Whole Foods, but when they don’t, there are often comps.

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22 Namaste Gurl January 17, 2011 at 12:51 am

Yeah for healthy food!

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23 jaclyn@todays lady January 17, 2011 at 12:53 am

I know I’ve seen that movie before and the only thing I really remember about it is that it’s soooo good!!!

That dinner looks amazing!! I love a buffet of salads. Mmmmm tahini dressing…..

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24 Leila @ Spinach and Skittles January 17, 2011 at 1:14 am

Isn’t netflix awesome? We’ve got the iPhone apps and my hubs watches tv shows and movies on road trips all the time.

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25 Ilana January 17, 2011 at 1:27 am

To think you are in the midst of all the beautiful Montana scenery in ArRTI!
Dinner looks yum- dinner and a movie is the Best! I’ve gotta get Netflix! Have a great week at GH school!

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26 lynn (The Actors Diet) January 17, 2011 at 1:28 am

netflix online IS awesome when you’re traveling.

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27 Christin@purplebirdblog January 17, 2011 at 1:29 am

Awesome food and awesome movie!!

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28 Ida January 17, 2011 at 1:34 am

Such a great movie! Clean socks are pretty awesome too.

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29 Cara Craves... January 17, 2011 at 6:02 am

I am in love with that salad plate!

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30 stacey-healthylife January 17, 2011 at 6:39 am

Everything looks delicious and super fresh even hours later.

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31 Allie January 17, 2011 at 6:45 am

Salad and laundry galore! I agree with Stacey, everything looks really fresh and not soggy at all. I haven’t seen many Western movies but I love how you searched best Westerns hahaha, too funny! Hope you have a great busy morning !

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32 Simply Life January 17, 2011 at 7:15 am

ooh that dinner looks like it came together perfectly!

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33 Jess (Sweet Potato) January 17, 2011 at 7:30 am

I am so impressed with your ability to eat well, and healty, on the road! Clean socks rule.

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34 Heather (Heather's Dish) January 17, 2011 at 7:53 am

i can’t believe how quick this trip has gone! and soon you guys will have your own store…crazy!

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35 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 17, 2011 at 8:20 am

What a delicious mix of salads! I think the curried tempeh one would be my favourite but they all sound amazing. :)

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36 Meagan January 17, 2011 at 8:35 am

It looks so fun it would be hard to leave, I agree!

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37 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 17, 2011 at 8:42 am

That plate from the co-op looks amazing. I will not be ashamed to say I am jealous!

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38 Hope January 17, 2011 at 8:43 am

I love the different salads that you got! It makes for an interesting dinner. Plus, that bread looks amazing.

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39 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 17, 2011 at 8:54 am

We just watched that movie last week thinking we had never seen it before. Truth is we saw it and thought is was beautiful, but the story was a little on the slow side for us. Visually though, it was incredible and shot so well.

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40 Beth @ DiningAndDishing January 17, 2011 at 9:07 am

Very impressed with your ability to eat so many meals in your hotel room throughout this trip!! More than anything, eating out becomes so tiring during long trips – it’s much more enjoyable as a special treat! I’m taking note for future travels… :)

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41 Tinfoils Tiaras January 17, 2011 at 9:09 am

What a delcious and healthy sounding meal! I am really contemplating getting netflix- I really like the concept!

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42 Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day January 17, 2011 at 9:20 am

I LOVED that movie… it was so good and well shot that it made me want to move to Montana.

That food looks amazing!

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43 Kristina January 17, 2011 at 10:22 am

Haha I can sooo relate to the travel/laundry situation. I just spent two weeks in Turkey, and my roommie and I did laundry in the bathtub with Tide packets…

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44 Maria @ The Fitted Apron January 17, 2011 at 10:59 am

Beautiful looking dinner.

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45 Jessica January 17, 2011 at 11:00 am

I love dark chocolate! Our co-op sells these great chocolate bars made by local chocolate maker about twenty minutes away – so delicious!

Jessica

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46 Kiran January 17, 2011 at 11:08 am

Its so difficult living out of a suitcase. I love traveling, but not the packing-unpacking process :D

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47 Kelsey January 17, 2011 at 11:23 am

It’s a WONDERFUL movie. Hope you liked it! Dinner, per usual, looked delicious!

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48 Allison @ Happy Tales January 17, 2011 at 11:45 am

I always want every. single. one. of your meals! Espeeecially this one! mmmm

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49 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 17, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Nothing in this world feels better than having clean laundry! I have to pay for my laundry at my apartment, so I let it pile up until I get enough for a load, but I wish I could do it more frequently!

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50 Val @ Balancing Val January 17, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I always used to bring tide packets on vacations.

They seem so expensive though and only have a tiny bit in them.

I started bringing powdered or liquid detergent in little plastic baggies. I

It saves money AND I can control the bubbles :)

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51 Kristi January 20, 2011 at 11:32 am

Can’t believe you’d never seen A River Runs Through It…love that movie! Y’all sure do the best creative hotel meals I’ve ever seen!

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