Time Guzzlin’ Meeting

March 13, 2008

Bugh. The neighborhood meeting took a loooong time. We even left early! Our neighborhood is very low-key (our dues are optional and are only $35 a year) so as you can imagine it was very unorganized (especially since this was the first meeting since 2006!). But we did learn some good safety tips!!

Quakin’ Snack

I opened the Rosemary Quakers that Melissa sent me in the mail a few weeks ago.


OH MY GOSH are they SO fabulous!! I definitely can’t afford to have these shipped down from NYC, but coincidentally the husband is planning to take a stab at homemade crackers this weekend so I sure hope his are as good! I had the quakers with a juicy pear


And hot peppermint tea with milk


Five-Minute Sandwiches

On the menu: 5 minute sandwiches. I also put some sweet potato “shapes” (I’m calling them that because they are in all kinds of fun shapes – triangles, half moons, squares!) in the oven as a side dish.

Smart Deli Ham with Laughing Cow Cheese, mustard and pickled jalapeno on a potato bun



And my shapes with a drizzle of maple syrup


(Yes, I used the cracker/pear plate again to save washing it!)

Aerial view –


Dinner was about 450 kcal, 7 grams fiber, and 18 grams protein.

Spinning tomorrow morning, sit through 2 lectures, lunch with my sister, then spring break!!! 

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1 Ally March 13, 2008 at 8:05 pm

Yum! Those crackers look really good. I’m heading up to NYC in two weeks so maybe I can try and find a pack!

Also, that potato bread looks so delicious! Props to the husband (I know he reads these!)


2 ChocolateCoveredVegan March 13, 2008 at 8:53 pm

I kept hearing, on other blogs, about “Kath’s Oatmeal” so I came to your site to see what all the fuss was about. Your oatmeal ideas sound great, and your blog is cute too :o).


3 Kelly T March 13, 2008 at 9:00 pm

wow, i wouldnt even begin to try and figure out how to make crackers. If he could duplicate tlc honey seasame i might have to steal him away from you.


4 kay March 13, 2008 at 9:01 pm

Kath, I made the butternut squash kale soup today for dinner! Well, a similar version anyways. I used the butternut squash soup as a base (didn’t have much time and cheated a little…) It was one of the best soups I have had in a while and really like it :) It almost tastes like “dessert soup.” Thanks for the idea!

How much for a dozen of those potato buns??:P


5 michelle March 13, 2008 at 9:02 pm

does anybody have any good recommendations for NYC bakeries (preferably queens)?


6 kay March 13, 2008 at 9:03 pm

My husband makes crackers for me too… he opens the bag!


7 Cara March 13, 2008 at 9:06 pm

Oh how I miss spring break! hahah. Looks like a pretty tasty sandwich as well. Mmm.


8 mel March 13, 2008 at 9:15 pm

Hey Everyone! I made stuffed peppers for dinner tonight, except i stuffed them with a mixture of lean ground turkey, frozen spinach, onion, corn, black beans, tomatoes, cheese and spices and I topped them out of the oven with salsa…O man were they good and that mixture made so much I made a few turkey burgers and froze them for a rainy day! Two of these stuffed peppers, cottage cheese, salad, tlc crackers and wine made the perfect dinner for one! Try the recipie sometime…it won’t disappoint! Thanks for the idea kath!


9 mel March 13, 2008 at 9:16 pm

haha kay..my friend kashi makes them for me! I wish my boyfriend could bake…he only knows how to grill- loser! :)


10 Teddy March 13, 2008 at 9:21 pm

your quakers look AMAZING…
and your maple leaf bowl as well.
thanks for sharing :)



11 Romina March 13, 2008 at 9:35 pm

Raw crackers!! Yum!


12 kay March 13, 2008 at 9:53 pm

I just read your breakfast post about the pumpkin pie not being as cakey as you would like. I acually did not have a small bowl and made it in a shallow plate… it came out super cakey all over for me and it took less time in the micro! I liked it better too. :)


13 LolaFunk March 13, 2008 at 11:05 pm

Hey guys. I just started a new blog, maybe I could get some fans?! 😀
Hahahah nothing interesting tonight, maybe tomorrow…?


14 Katie March 14, 2008 at 7:13 am

Those pears look so fabulous! I’m so jealous…the pears at my local stores are so nasty looking.


15 Kath March 14, 2008 at 7:29 am

I’ve seen you around too!! Thanks for stopping in. The oatmeal isn’t anything special (well, it is but..) it’s just the best combo and technique I have found!

So glad you liked the soup!! If we could figure out a way to pay for shipping and ingredient costs and some kind of liability form, I bet we could send you guys some breads. Any entrepreneurs out there have any suggestions?

And thanks for the small bowl recommendation on the pumpkin cake!

Thanks Teddy!



16 Melissa (from L.A.) March 14, 2008 at 1:12 pm

Hey Kath,

I know you love Kashi TLC crackers…..Just want to let you (and everyone else) know there’s a new flavor hitting the shelves, I just saw it yesterday at my Whole Foods – Fire Roasted Vegetable! Pretty good, I must say! :)


17 Susa March 14, 2008 at 2:38 pm

I had the cooked oatmeal again this morning-as usual with pumpkin instead of banana though. I’ll have this again tomorrow but will use buckwheat instead of the oats :)
I was out of the almond extract I usually use and used orange extract. Who would have thought it would be THIS good?
But anyway-I am just surprised again at how different the oats taste when you cook them vs. nuking.


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