The Laundry Runs Through It

January 16, 2011

Major laundry time!!


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.


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


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.


Plus a bonus salad bar mix


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


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


And for dessert – mint dark!



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!


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;)


3 Camille January 16, 2011 at 11:04 pm

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


4 Kat January 16, 2011 at 11:16 pm

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


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!


6 Kath January 17, 2011 at 9:23 am

I was DROOLING over him!!


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

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


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

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


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!


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 :)


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.


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!


13 Kath January 17, 2011 at 9:24 am

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


14 Laura January 17, 2011 at 11:29 am

yay!!! have fun! 😉


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!


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

Netflix is awesome. Good luck with stuff tomorrow!!


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!


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. :-)


19 Sana January 17, 2011 at 12:36 am

That salad looks amazeeee!


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.


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.


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

Yeah for healthy food!


23 [email protected] 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…..


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.


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!


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

netflix online IS awesome when you’re traveling.


27 [email protected] January 17, 2011 at 1:29 am

Awesome food and awesome movie!!


28 Ida January 17, 2011 at 1:34 am

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


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

I am in love with that salad plate!


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

Everything looks delicious and super fresh even hours later.


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 !


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

ooh that dinner looks like it came together perfectly!


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.


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!


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. :)


36 Meagan January 17, 2011 at 8:35 am

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


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!


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.


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.


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… :)


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!


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!


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…


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

Beautiful looking dinner.


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!



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 😀


47 Kelsey January 17, 2011 at 11:23 am

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


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

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


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!


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 :)


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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