To Grandmother’s House I Went

December 19, 2010

I made it! I-66 and 495 were pretty awful, but thankfully I arrived in just over 3 hours.

Smotey the dog could not hold still for our Three Generation photo!

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Lunch for the road! Made by my loving husband in my flurry this morning

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Great Harvest bread, spinach, pumpkin butter + sharp white cheddar. It works. Don’t ask : )

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I ate it in the car – somewhere between I-70 and the Baltimore beltline while jamming to Christmas music.

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I also packed an apple, which I ate when I got to Grams, along with a piece of cake for dessert!

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My grandmother rested this afternoon while Mom and I paid a visit to our favorite Towson landmark: the huge Towson Town Center Mall! I got a few sweaters for Montana – all of Banana was 40% off today!!

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Mom and I are headed back to Gram’s for…Manhattans!!

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1 Rachel December 19, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Hey Kath- just wanted to say hi from Baltimore! I love Towson Town Center, in fact I’ll be there tomorrow! Hope you have fun while you’re here :)

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2 Kath December 19, 2010 at 9:03 pm

Maybe I’ll be back!

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3 Simply Life December 19, 2010 at 4:53 pm

So glad you got there safely!

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4 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 19, 2010 at 5:00 pm

My grandmother’s favorite drink is a Manhattan as well. Enjoy the time with your mom and grandma!

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5 Maria@ The Fitted Apron December 19, 2010 at 5:00 pm

I had a my first Manhattan a couple of weeks ago. It was pretty tasty even though it was missing the cherry :( I’m sure it wasn’t as good as your pops :) Have fun visiting with your mom and grandma. Love three generation photos.

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6 stacey-healthylife December 19, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Glad you arrived safely. Enjoy your time.

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7 Katy (The Singing Runner) December 19, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Have fun in Baltimore! Glad you made it there safely!

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8 Lauren December 19, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Kath, GET OUT!! I was just at The Towson Mall yesterday! :) That’s too bad we just missed each other.

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9 kristin December 19, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Kath– What is your recipe for a Manhattan?

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10 Kath December 19, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Maker’s Mark Bourbon on the rocks with a hefty splash of cherry juice and a cherry on top. I could take or leave the sweet vermouth.

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11 Anna @ ciaotochow December 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Sounds like a ton of fun – I love shopping with my mom! And your hubby made one yummy-lookin’ sandwich (sure it was amazing!).

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12 britt December 19, 2010 at 5:35 pm

shopping with mom is the best!! i can’t wait to see my mom this week! have a great trip :)

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13 grocery goddess jen December 19, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Looks like fun, and that sandwich combo actually sounds awesome.

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14 Christin@purplebirdblog December 19, 2010 at 5:39 pm

I love the pumpkin butter/spinach combo on sandwiches!!!

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15 Justeen @ Blissful Baking December 19, 2010 at 5:40 pm

i’m glad you got to your grandmother’s safely!
that sandwich sounds yummy – what an interesting combo of ingredients!

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16 Vanessa December 19, 2010 at 5:44 pm

I’ve never had a manhattan before. I think I need to try one.

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17 Kath December 19, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Order it extra sweet!!

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18 ilana December 19, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Manhattan’s are my favorite big girl drink. I had a fancy variation on one on my birthday this year–so yummy. :)

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19 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 19, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Lovely three generation picture! Your grandmother looks amazing for her age. We should all be so lucky! :)

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20 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 19, 2010 at 5:51 pm

your Three Generation photo is gorgeous!!!

Manhattans, i can get on board with that, very easily :) enjoy!!!

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21 Heidi - apples under my bed December 19, 2010 at 5:57 pm

sweet family photo! and what a gorgeous dog!! :)
Heidi xo

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22 Alyssa December 19, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I was just at Towson Town Center this afternoon….wish I’d seen you! That sandwich does sound amazing.

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23 Kath December 19, 2010 at 9:05 pm

So many of you guys!

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24 Dee December 19, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Love the three generation photo! :) Yay sales + malls! :)

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25 Amanda (Eating Up) December 19, 2010 at 6:15 pm

That’s my favorite sandwich! I got the idea from your blog years ago! :-)

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26 Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate December 19, 2010 at 6:23 pm

the three generation photo is great!
:)

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27 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter December 19, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I’m glad you made it there safe! 40% off at Banana Republic sounds like such an excellent deal! Nicely done. I am sure you will use those sweaters a ton, and who doesn’t love cute wintery sweaters? :)

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28 Shannon at Her Dog Blog December 19, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Hi Kath! Looks like fun! What kind of dog is Smotey? He looks like my American Eskimo Keeshond mix boy!

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29 Kath December 19, 2010 at 9:05 pm

I actually have no idea – he was adopted by my grandparents from the street

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30 Shannon at Her Dog Blog December 20, 2010 at 1:20 am

Wow! Cool. Well, I’m guessing he is at least part American Eskimo!

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31 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 19, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Woohooo 3 generations! our grandmother looks great!

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32 Haleigh December 19, 2010 at 6:48 pm

I am glad to hear that you arrived in Baltimore safely! Have a great time :)

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33 Felicia (a taste of health with balance) December 19, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Towson!! I lived there for 4 years, miss that mall!! Have a blast!

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34 Christine December 19, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Towson…where I go to school! (Goucher, walking distance from the mall!) Enjoy Baltimore!

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35 Kath December 19, 2010 at 9:05 pm

My grandmother’s apt. overlooks Goucher!

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36 Yena December 19, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Your hair looks amazing!

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37 Kath December 19, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Why thanks!

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38 Sarah December 19, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Aw I live Towson! I can’t wait to go there this weekend. Have fun with your family.

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39 Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks December 19, 2010 at 7:37 pm

I did major Banana Republic sweater shopping last week….HUGE sweater sale! Can we say, awesome?! :D

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40 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) December 19, 2010 at 7:40 pm

That is one insane mall! It looks like a mansion! :D

I actually love the combo of pumpkin butter and cheese too! There’s something so simple but pleasing about the flavors. :D

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41 Katy @ A Healthy Shot December 19, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Looooooooove Towson Town Center!! I was there last week :) Hope you’re having fun!!

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42 megan December 19, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Spinach and pumpkin butter….would have never thought it but love it!!!

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43 Lindsey December 19, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Aww my home town, and favorite mall! I can’t wait to be home on the 23rd and seeing this familiar site made me even more excited! Safe travels!

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44 Alaina December 19, 2010 at 9:13 pm

I love the Banana! I can only buy something from there if it’s on sale or it’s at the outlet, though.

Hope you have a fun stay in Baltimore!

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45 Hannah December 19, 2010 at 9:26 pm

There are so many gorgeous dogs in your life! Love seeing them all :)

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46 Ashley @ the fit academic December 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm

I love the 3 generation photo with the Dog! So sweet! I’ve always tried to do a “family portrait” with my Dog – but he just won’t behave! Glad you made it there safely!

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47 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 19, 2010 at 10:29 pm

That’s such a sweet 3 generation photo! When I was a baby we managed to get a 5 generation photo!

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48 ashley nicole December 19, 2010 at 10:36 pm

your hair is getting so long!

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49 Melissa @ I Never Imagined December 19, 2010 at 10:57 pm

By “piece of cake” you must mean “a few crumbs”! Lucky there will be lots of birthday cake soon :)

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50 Allie (Nutty FlexitALLIEan) December 19, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Yay Towson Town Mall! I grew up about 20 minutes away, and my dad works across the street. it’s definitely one of the best malls in Baltimore. Love it :-)

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51 retro sweets December 20, 2010 at 3:59 am

Is there another room for a Manhattan lover? Count me in please! Wow, I love seeing beautiful Grams like that.

BTW your Gram’s plate looks so pretty! How old is that?

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52 Jessie -- TheMessieKitchen.com December 20, 2010 at 6:22 am

66 and 495 are my nightmare…. and I get to drive them EVERYDAY :)

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53 Jessica December 20, 2010 at 11:40 am

I miss Baltimore so much! Towson TC is the best mall; and it’s huge to boot!! :D

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54 Amanda December 20, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Your hair looks SO long and shiny! SO jealous over here!!

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