Three’s Company!

June 27, 2010

Running a household is much easier when you have 3 people to split the work! Matt took care of house stuff, Karen went grocery shopping and I organized my things :mrgreen:

After an hour of reading on the couch (OMG – I relaxed!) we set out to assemble the dinner Karen made this morning – Chili + Salad.

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This turkey + bean chili simmered on the stove all day.

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I assembled the salad! Romaine, zucchini, yellow pepper, tomato, pine nuts, feta tossed in Garlic Gold Lemon Vinaigrette.

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I topped my chili with Oikos and some Fritos – sent by Frito Lay in honor of their sponsorship at the Summit! While Fritos aren’t really a "health food", simple ingredients work for me. They tasted great on our chili.

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Gosh natural light makes SUCH a difference!!

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[Comment from the mother: "Oh gosh we should have taken the bags off the table before that shot!"

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Check out my new blogging station!!! A corner in Karen’s kitchen. I am in love!

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Like my R2D2 lamp!?

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‘Bout to dig into one of these bad boys for dessert.

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I’ve slept horribly the past two nights, waking up at 5:30 and tossing and turning for an hour before sleeping again from 6:30-7:30. Tomorrow I have to wake up at 5:30 so hopefully I can get to sleep on time and have a good night’s rest.


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1 Hannah June 27, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Good luck sleeping – I hate when I don’t sleep well and then I get anxious about the next night… always makes it worse! And hurrah for a meal that actually suits the current winter weather in Australia. Chili! Nom nom nom…


2 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies June 27, 2010 at 7:28 pm

hahaha Love the R2D2 lamp! Glad to hear you had time to relax!!


3 Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 27, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Awww your bloggins station is too cute!


4 Evan Thomas June 27, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Looks like you’ve settled in well. Congrats!


5 Laura @ youngDCliving June 27, 2010 at 7:38 pm

ooh! loving the ghost chair :)


6 Stacey@ June 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Definitely get some rest and I’m glad things are calming down.


7 Lisa @bakebikeblog June 27, 2010 at 7:41 pm

oooh great blogging desk!!! SO pretty :)


8 Simply Life June 27, 2010 at 7:42 pm

looks like a fun new place!


9 Laura (Starloz) June 27, 2010 at 7:43 pm

my mum is always commenting on how i should have ‘prepped’ the table for a shoot.


10 Brie @ Brie Fit June 27, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Sleep tight! Too bad you don’t have the bears to tuck you in.


11 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is June 27, 2010 at 8:04 pm

That watermelon sounds perfect for dessert!


12 Kate June 27, 2010 at 8:07 pm

I love the Ghost chair, too. I’ve always wanted one like that.


13 Meg June 27, 2010 at 8:10 pm

so much fuuun :) that chili looks amazing, and so happy you got a moment to RELAX! Breathe, Kath, remember to breathe! Sleep well :)


14 Meg June 27, 2010 at 8:10 pm

p.s. the new blogging station is awesome!! Love that chair!


15 Lauren @ eater not a runner June 27, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Sounds like a great setup!


16 Mary @ Bites and Bliss June 27, 2010 at 8:17 pm

The R2D2 lamp is priceless! Have fun at your in-between house! :D


17 Annie@stronghealthyfit June 27, 2010 at 8:21 pm

My brother had an R2D2 fan when we were little!! Hahaa thanks for bringing back that memory.


18 foodandfarm June 27, 2010 at 8:28 pm

what book are you reading? the chili looks good, any thoughts on serving this type of chili cold? (since it has been a steady 100 degrees in the south for a week? :)


19 Kath June 28, 2010 at 5:30 am

I’m sure it would be good cold!


20 The Wife of a Dairyman June 27, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Looks like you’re right at home at Karen’s. That watermelon dessert looks delicious and very refreshing :)


21 Sara June 27, 2010 at 8:35 pm

hey kath,
totally random comment but i just took my first DELTA flight in a loooong time, and they served Biscoff w/the coffee! i have to admit though, not sure why you like these so much — they are just ginger snap cookies. meh. but at least the anticipation is over…
p.s.:i bet the biscoff is a jar is good though



22 Kath June 28, 2010 at 5:31 am

OMG they are so not “just ginger snaps!” The flavor profile is 10x more complex than a regular g-snap.


23 Cynthia (It All Changes) June 27, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Working together is great. Hunni and I had so much fun spending a week with our friend Melissa and helping her shop and clean while she worked and we relaxed.


24 Kelly June 27, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Fritos might not be “good” for you but they taste so darn good! Hope you sleep better tonight! I am one cranky girl when I don’t get enough sleep and tend to eat more to compensate for the lack of energy.


25 Ashley@thehungryscholar June 27, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I’ve been sleeping on my parents’ couch the past few nights. BOO! I feel you on the lack of sleep. Hope you sleep well tonight!


26 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 27, 2010 at 9:01 pm

I’m glad you got to relax! You are just a work-a-holic!


27 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 27, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Extra hands can definitely help! Good luck with some rest tonight! Maybe since you got a lot off your plate yesterday and got a chance to relax today…you will be able to sleep!


28 Kati June 27, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Mmmm! That chili sounds delish :> It’s nice that ya’ll have such a great interim place to stay!


29 Josie- Skinny Ways June 27, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Holy Crap I love that chair! My family and I own a furniture store and that is definitley a unique piece! I love your blogging station, it’s very homey : )


30 Emily Eats and Exercises June 27, 2010 at 10:06 pm

I’m so impressed with how well you’ve been eating during such a chaotic time! It’s great that your friends and family are helping out so much.


31 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 27, 2010 at 10:28 pm

One of the things I love about my mom living with us is that 3 people really do get things done faster and more efficiently than just one or 2. It’s a pleasure to have a helper even when another is busy. Extended families rock!

Love your new blogging station!! Simple ingredients do it for me, too.



32 Kerri June 27, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Yay for your new digs. Love the lamp.


33 lynn (The Actors Diet) June 27, 2010 at 10:52 pm

the r2d2 lamp is adorable! i haven’t had fritos in forever – they were a chip my mom liked to put in my lunch box, so of course, being a rebel, i didn’t like them.


34 Monique@She's Going The Distance June 27, 2010 at 10:52 pm

O.M.G!!!!! YOUR HOUSE?!?!?!? SO LARGE!!! It was beautiful. Amazing. Just like all the food you’ve been having at the new digs :)


35 Marina June 27, 2010 at 11:18 pm

r2d2 lamps is so cute :))
I hope you get some good night sleep. I know how frustrating it gets waking up so early, when you’re tired but you can’t get back to sleep. It’s been happening to me for a while, and I pretty much don’t like it :/


36 Wei-Wei June 28, 2010 at 1:12 am

I hope you get a good night’s rest – you’ll need it! That chili looks seriously awesome. And I love your new blogging corner! :D



37 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 28, 2010 at 1:43 am

Bad nights’ sleep are the worse – I hope you’re currently sleeping fabulously as I type this!!


38 Amy @ Amy Starts To Run June 28, 2010 at 1:54 am

Not only do I love your R2D2 lamp, but I’m also in love with that clear chair you’ve got going on in your blogging corner!


39 maxinthegym June 28, 2010 at 5:32 am

Hahha I hope you slept really really well! I was going to make chili tonight but my hankering for pizza took over :( But yours looks delish!

I am also lovin’ the R2D2 lamp. Star Wars is just plain awesome :)


40 Nicole, RD June 28, 2010 at 5:52 am

A kitchen with a blogging station…that is pretty sweet! :)


41 Lisa June 28, 2010 at 7:31 am

Kath – I just wanted to comment on how lovely your family seems to be. It is so nice that Karen has opened up her house to you & Matt. Family is truely something to be thankful for and you seem to have hit the jackpot!! :) Best Wishes on your new adventures!


42 Chelsea June 28, 2010 at 9:05 am

Looks like you guys have settled in well! You must be so excited to start this new chapter in your life. Best wishes! :)


43 Callie June 28, 2010 at 10:20 am

Love that blogging station! Glad you’ve settled in. :)


44 Sarah June 28, 2010 at 10:46 am

You should ask her where her salad bowls are from! I have some plastic ones from Target that are similar (shallow plate/bowls) but I would LOVE to find a non-plastic set.


45 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy June 28, 2010 at 11:42 am

Enjoy your last manic Monday! It’s my last one too before we move!

The pancakes look super delish!


46 Meagan June 28, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Now that is MY kind of dinner. FETA cheese, and thick chili – delicious!!


47 Daisy June 28, 2010 at 2:59 pm

I am addicted to your blog! I love it. Everything I’ve tried has been amazing! Do you have a recipe for the Turkey bean chili! That looks soooo good!


48 Kath June 28, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Too busy this week – but ask me again soon!


49 Emily July 1, 2010 at 9:19 am

How do you justify having Frito Lay as a sponsor of the Healthy Living summit??


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