The Sweaty Things

September 16, 2011

My mom is one of KERF’s biggest fans and as a writer, she is always sending me quotes "…for the blog!”

This one made me smile today:


[^^ That be my dessert cookie!]


REPEAT of the tomato + cheddar. Love it!! This time I made an open-faced melt!



Served with a plum and a spinach salad dressed in EVOO, Pumpkin Spice Vinegar (from Boston Olive Oil Company) and Honey p-nuts



I am wearing JEANS! Word.

What are your favorite quotations???!

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1 Krissy @ Shiawase Life September 16, 2011 at 2:56 pm

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

– Walt Disney :)


2 KathEats September 16, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Doesn’t surprise me that this comes from you. Love it! Walt is actually a really cute name when you think about it!


3 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey September 16, 2011 at 2:57 pm

I am going to wear jeans tomorrow, and am giddily excited about it. Woo. :)

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr. S.



4 KathEats September 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm

LOVE that!!


5 Kori September 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm

I love any quote by Dr. Seuss, especially the one written by Angie, and Lucille Ball!! Lucy: “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore faith in yourself.” One more: “A man who correctly guesses a woman’s age may be smart, but he’s not very bright.” Have a great rest of the day, Kath!


6 Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) September 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Yay jeans!!

I normally eat goat cheese, but lately I’ve been craving cheddar. I wonder why?? haha.


7 KathEats September 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Haha. I just got some that’s really good quality and local – it makes a difference!


8 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries September 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm

LOVING the jean weather lately! That quote is great – love it!


9 Alexia (Dimple Snatcher) September 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm

“live like the human being you can be unashamed of”


10 Alexia (Dimple Snatcher) September 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm

“Dark, distinct,
and excellently


11 katie @KatieDid September 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm

You haven’t worn jeans yet?! I’ve been wearing them for a month now. It gets chilly at night and I love jeans.
“Somewhere along the line we seemed to have confused comfort with happiness.”- Dean Karnazes.
I love this quote and it reminds me to step out of my comfort zone, take risks, and try new things!


12 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance September 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm

At least your mom sends you quotes for the blog! My mom sends me “man of the month” calendars..


13 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey September 19, 2011 at 12:27 pm



14 Dynamics September 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm

“Clutter is postponed decisions.”

Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless. ~Sherry Anderson

This one is for you Kath…”Hills are speedwork in disguise.” – Frank Shorter


15 Erica September 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Cheese and tomatoes-meant to be together!! Pumpkin spice vinegar?? I want some. Happy friday


16 Michelle (Peachy Palate) September 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm

“Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.”

Henry Van Dyke
But I’m always coming across lovely uplifting and funny quotes, there’s one for every mood! :)


17 Meghan September 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm

You should try the tomato open faced melt with mozzarella and some basil pesto. Heavenly! One of my favorite meals when tomatoes are in season.
“God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me. “


18 Karen September 16, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Great modification of the original classic AA-derived mantra!


19 Jen September 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I caught a clip of “The Talk” today (PVR) and the opening segment discussed issues related to that quote. Kris Jenner’s daughter received hate emails, etc. for modeling and ill comments. Kris summed it up perfectly when she said that it takes an angry, jealous and sick person to have the time and need to say things like this. So obviously people deal with other people’s ridiculous pettiness daily. Wish they’d grow up.


20 Kate @ NaturaStride September 16, 2011 at 3:12 pm

That photo of your tomato/cheddar melt is simply mouth-watering.


21 lynn @ the actor's diet September 16, 2011 at 3:12 pm

i love george carlin. if he were alive he’d be ROCKIN it on twitter


22 Lauren B. September 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Jean Jacket. Word to your mother.


23 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 16, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I love adding tomatoes to my grill cheese sandwiches. Something about a tomato + melted cheese is really so good!

And I love your mom’s quote/message.

Hang in there, Kath :)


24 Kelly ( September 16, 2011 at 3:20 pm

ooooh agreed- that’s my favorite combo on grilled cheese!


25 Jill W September 16, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I love open-face melts just like that. Sometimes I start with the bread under the broiler with dice of garlic & onion, so the bread gets a little crisp before the tomato juices run into it. Mmmm!

I can’t wait to get into our house and find a toaster oven here in Italy. The voltage is different, so we gave away our kitchen appliances before we left.

Favorite quote:
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
– Mother Teresa


26 Kelly ( September 16, 2011 at 3:20 pm

mmm that melt looks incredible!!

I’m a huge fan of Dr. Seuss quotes. All-time fave is: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind”.


27 Holly @ The Runny Egg September 16, 2011 at 3:48 pm

That is the exact quote I was going to write! I love that one.


28 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm

I have jeans and a fleece on. Craziness!


29 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites September 16, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Jeans!!!! Jeans somehow make it feel like the weekend hahaha I wore a jean skirt today to work… did the job halfway haha

And pumpkin spice vinegar! How was it??? Sounds delcious… especially with those honey pine nuts!

I have one of my favorite quotes plastered right on the front page of my blog haha “Rather than eat my sprouts alone, it would be better for me to share a pizza with some friends.” Steven Bratman

Yay!!!! The weekend is currently 34 minutes away woo hoo!!! :)


30 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites September 16, 2011 at 3:26 pm

honey PEAnuts rather 😉


31 Dawn BT September 16, 2011 at 3:27 pm

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. -Sir Winston Churchill


32 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather September 16, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Such a great quote! Plums are the bomb.


33 Namaste Gurl September 16, 2011 at 3:32 pm

What a pretty lunch!


34 Deva @ Deva by Definition September 16, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I have always liked “Well behaved women rarely make history.” which, I believe is attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt.


35 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me September 16, 2011 at 3:42 pm

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.”
John Burroughs

Love that!


36 Sana September 16, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I am wearing a hoodie!!! I was sweating the other day! Oy!


37 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning September 16, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Ha! That’s one of MY favorite quotes! I even have it on my Facebook profile. :)
The other quotes that I have on there are from Lance Armstrong:
“If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on.”
“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”

I’m wearing jeans today, too! WORD indeed! Bring on fall!


38 kathleen @ the daily crumb September 16, 2011 at 3:49 pm

i love melty cheddar!!

we are going out to dinner tonight and i’m thinking it might be time to break out the jeans. CRAY-ZAY!


39 Michelle September 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm

That sandwich looks AH-Mazing! Here’s one of my favorite quotes:

“We could learn a lot from crayons… Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all different colors, but they all have to live in the same box”



40 Caitlin @ Cake with Love September 16, 2011 at 3:55 pm

After a long and painful meeting that quote made me smile!!! and the sandvich is calling my name as well!! :)


41 Seema September 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm

“You’ve always had the power, my dear. You’ve always had the power.” – The Wizard of Oz

I LOVE this quote. We all have the power, no matter the situation, to do something. We always have a choice…even if that choice is to just to let go and move on.

Kath, just wanted to say that I visit your blog everyday. I don’t comment much but wanted to let you know that I enjoy your pictures and reading your blog. Keep your head up. As you said, this too shall pass.


42 KathEats September 16, 2011 at 8:52 pm

The Wiz of Oz is near and dear to my heart <3

Thanks much for your comment


43 Lee September 16, 2011 at 3:57 pm

This is a song lyric, but I like it the same:

I will go in this way, and find my own way out. – Dave Matthews Band


44 AB September 16, 2011 at 3:58 pm

How about these?

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn… I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavour. “–Henry David Thoreau, Walden

“I’ve always been the kind of person who doesn’t like to trespass but sometimes you just find yourself over the line…”–Bob Dylan, Brownsville Girl

Beautiful tomato/cheese photos …and love George Carlin.


45 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews September 16, 2011 at 3:58 pm

That tomato and cheddar looks great! And that’s great that your mom is such a fan of your blog. Love the quote.


46 Bernadine September 16, 2011 at 4:07 pm

seriously what is it with americans and orange cheese?? Just wondering…coming from a place where all our milk is from paddock reared grass fed stock…


47 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 16, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Haha, that is a funny quote!

My favorite quote : “Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you, but what happens inside of you.” -Harold B. Lee


48 Christin September 16, 2011 at 4:15 pm

George Carlin is awesome…his standup on the environment is one of my favorites…heres the link in case you wanna check it out:

Great post idea Kath!

more of my favorite quotes on my blog, but here’s one of them:
“To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else-means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” – e. e. cummings


49 Karen September 16, 2011 at 4:20 pm

“Sometimes what feels like a setback is really preparation for a big leap forward”


50 Cait's Plate September 16, 2011 at 4:23 pm

YAAAAAAAAY for jeans!! Seriously. I can’t wait to put on a pair this weekend!

And yeah – that quote is pretty awesome. I too am subject to “for the blog” pass-alongs from my family and friends. It makes me smile :)


51 Hillary September 16, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I have so many! Ah, the plague of being an English teacher. But these are my faves:

“If i’m lucky–and perhaps, in spite of all that has happened, i am–the happiness will be in the figuring out.” -Divakaruni

“Literature is no one’s private ground, literature is common ground. let us trespass freely and fearlessly and find our way for ourselves.”-Virginia Woolf (I actually made this into a sign to hang over my classroom door. Dorky and awesome).

“I feel i’m moving toward as well as away from something, and anything is possible.”~Bret Easton Ellis


52 Angel7 September 16, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I love quotes, and that one is funny!


53 Katie September 16, 2011 at 4:41 pm

It’s just above 50 here so I switched the shorts for jeans and a jacket to walk to pick up my daughter up. I really needed that quote to make me smile today since I had to keep my son home from preschool and screen his poop because he decided to use his stomach for a piggy bank for a quarter! We had a fun day playing games but digging through poop and not even finding the quarter was not fun! Hope your day was a fun and happy one!

Keep calm and carry on.

My new favorites that I just read the other day: Begin with that most terrifying of all things, a clean slate. Then look, every day, at the choices you are making, and when you ask yourself why you are making them, find this answer, for me, for me. Anna Quindlen

Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can possibley do is to take a complete rest. Asleigh Brilliant

I think I’ll take this advice now!


54 KathEats September 16, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Oh no! There is a quarter on the floor of our bedroom right now..maybe it’s his!?

Seriously though..hope he’s ok!


55 Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog September 16, 2011 at 4:47 pm

I love wearing jeans too! Yay for fall!

“Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward.” -The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


56 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 16, 2011 at 5:24 pm

oh my goodness that sandwich looks delicious! I LOVE cheddar cheese!


57 Mom September 16, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Love the quotes and I’m wearing jeans!


58 Erica September 16, 2011 at 5:32 pm

“Does this shirt make my butt look faster?”


59 KathEats September 16, 2011 at 5:52 pm

I don’t get that one!?


60 B n B September 16, 2011 at 6:05 pm

She’s running. 😉 So Faster instead of “look fat”. Looking at the body for what it can do vs. what it looks like.


61 KathEats September 16, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Ahhhh. Nice!


62 Erica September 17, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Exactly!! Haha it just makes me laugh cuz of how much you hear “does this make me look fat?” But we’re running fiends and get our rear in gear by running the road raw instead of obsessing over if it’s “fat”.


63 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 16, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Aaah, that cheddar and tomato looks incredible. Needs a top though! :)


64 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 16, 2011 at 6:06 pm

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces
– just good food from fresh ingredients.” – Julia Child


65 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm

LOVE that quote – so funny!


66 emily September 16, 2011 at 6:56 pm

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~Ghandi


67 Angela @ PattycakesnPancakes September 16, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Rah Roh! I dont have any jeans that fit so don’t blow the weather this way!


68 Rachel September 16, 2011 at 7:34 pm

“Well behaved women seldom make history”

-Eleanor Roosevelt


69 Karen September 16, 2011 at 7:35 pm

So sorry to hear of your mental anguish, Kath. If there’s one thing I know, it’s that Mom’s know best in these cases…her advice sounds right-on to me!

Maybe a great yoga session or two would provide a welcome respite from your worries so that you can come back with a clearer mind?

In any event, I hope you get a peaceful night’s sleep tonight.

(My favorite personal mantra is also the Ghandi quote Emily posted above.)


70 Courtney September 16, 2011 at 7:59 pm

my favorite quote is from a show called Six Feet Under. it is:

“You hold on to your pain like it means something. You can do anything, you lucky bastard, you’re alive!”


71 Melissa September 16, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Hey Kath–
Off topic question. A lot of people swear off carbs or eat bread in moderation for weight loss or to maintain a healthy weight. I’m trying to work on my “gut” issues and looking for changes I can make. Giving up my bread a pasta would make me sad, but I’d try to try it if I thought it’d help. You’re looking pretty good and enjoying your bread, too. What are your thoughts on the subject?


72 KathEats September 16, 2011 at 8:51 pm

I think it’s just portion control. It’s really easy to eat too many carbs – not so much with other types of food. I don’t think you need to give either of those up – just make sure you’re eating an appropriate amount for your activity level. Remember carbs = energy and without them our bodies have a really hard time functioning


73 Melissa September 17, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Thanks for the advice! I just found our local Great Harvest Bread Co. They’re on vacation for two weeks. :( I’m excited for them to return! :) Enjoy your weekend.


74 Melissa September 16, 2011 at 8:09 pm

“Simba, you are more than what you’ve become.” The Lion King


75 vincentlee01 September 16, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Well behaved women seldom make history


76 Brittany September 16, 2011 at 10:29 pm

That quote is hilarious. Love it! That sandwich looks amazing! Such a good idea, never thought of it. My mom barely reads my blog. How nice right? haah :)


77 Khushboo September 17, 2011 at 12:30 am

“success is not measured by the amount of money you make, but by the amount of people you inspire”


78 Lauren September 17, 2011 at 8:09 am

Pumpkin spice vinegar? YUM! That would probably be so good with some apples in a salad. Unless I’m thinking of the wrong “spice”.

I had sweatpants on yesterday. <3 OH, the fall/college/'I'm too lazy to put on real pants' season. I love it.


79 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 17, 2011 at 8:20 am

“”Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” ~Stacey Charter

love that quote.


80 Nicole September 17, 2011 at 9:29 am

Hey Kath!
I’m curious as to how you made the melt? (Maybe a silly question, but I’m still pretty new to all this cooking stuff!) :]


81 KathEats September 17, 2011 at 10:44 am

Hey Nicole,
I toasted the bread in our new toaster oven, then added the tomato and cheddar and toasted another 3-4 minutes until the cheese was melty.


82 Katie @ BloomEveryday September 17, 2011 at 11:43 am

That meal looks delicious! I made have to steal that opened faced sandwich idea for dinner one of these nights with some tomatoes from our patio garden. :)


83 Tracey September 18, 2011 at 6:49 pm

First and formost that George Carlin quote made me crack up and the food made my mouth water! I’m a coach and one of my favorite quotes is by Dale Carnegie. It is, “Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.”


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