‘Twas The Night Before

November 22, 2012

I heart holidays!!

So does my little turkey.


{Gobble onesie by KERF reader Jacks & Roxanne!}

We were up early this morning (per usual) but this time we went out exercising with our friend Kipton before breakfast. I had half a banana and some sunflower butter before we hit the road for a great stroller power walk. I’m loving having a morning exercise buddy – I forgot how great it is to get moving before the day begins.

Maze turned from a turkey into a lobster with his new mittens from Grammie Buzz!


2.75 miles later, we ate some quick cereal before heading out –


Whole Foods brand wheat waffles + honey bunches with chia seeds, the other half of my banana and milk.


Shortly after breakfast, Uncle Andrew arrived from New Orleans!!!


M had a great time playing with him. Andrew and I walked down to the bakery together to see what was going on.

Rollin’ with the punches.


SO many dinner rolls – and pies!


Hi Daddy!


I had a tofu + pimento cheese sandwich on popeye bread for lunch


Plus some savannah bar crumbles for dessert


M and I got back to walking later in the afternoon (after a bakery office feeding) and headed over to Karen’s house


We did more nursing and some snoozing. Cuteness!


Until Uncle Punkle and daddy came home from the bakery for dinner.


Cocktail hour featured two beers Karen brought home from Maine this summer



Plus two kinds of fun cheese – a cheddar from Quebec and a gruyère




For dinner we had crockpot beef short ribs over rice


Plus kale, feta cheese + bacon




Baby getting ready for a little dinnertime nap


For dessert, we did a swap this weekend with the incredible Paradox Pastry – bread for sweets!


Pear Tart, Brownie Tort and Autumn Spice Cake!


We are stuffed to the brim and the turkeys haven’t even been stuffed yet!! Matt called this “Holiday Fullness.” The best kind of fullness there is.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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1 kalli November 22, 2012 at 10:07 am

gosh kath that dinner looks incredible! hope you have a lovely day with family :)


2 Coco November 22, 2012 at 10:07 am

Happy thanksgiving!!

M outfit is sooo cute!! Well, he’s cute in whatever outfit.

You take him out a lot, I wonder if he takes regular naps that way too or do you notice he naps better when he’s at home?


3 KathEats November 22, 2012 at 10:23 am

He naps in his stroller all the time and car seat too. It works for now!


4 Amanda November 22, 2012 at 10:33 am

Good for you. My kids always slept well on the go! It always drives me crazy when women plan their day around nap time.


5 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles November 22, 2012 at 10:19 am

Happy Thanksgiving! We already celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada back in October. However, we benefit from your Black Friday…alot of our stores are having Black Friday sales starting today and continuing through the weekend. My mom is visiting this weekend so perhaps we will get some holiday shopping accomplished…in between my nephew’s hockey tournament! :) Spice Cake looks amazing…what did it taste like? What was the icing? Cream Cheese? :)


6 Spice Chicken November 24, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Hi Susan, my brother lives in Montreal and I just had a lovely visit there. I second the question about the autumn spice cake — what were the spices? Did the cake include pumpkin?


7 Vivi November 22, 2012 at 10:23 am

Happy Thanksgiving Kath!


8 Jennifer November 22, 2012 at 10:31 am

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Mazen definitely looks ready in his turkey outfit. Too cute!

I love the cuteness picture. So sweet!

I’m going to guess that Andrew is Matt’s brother. Wow!!! They could be twins. Is he younger or older?

Enjoy your holiday!


9 KathEats November 22, 2012 at 10:33 am

Couple years younger!


10 JJ November 22, 2012 at 10:33 am

Will your share the short ribs recipe? They look delicious!


11 Leslie November 22, 2012 at 10:47 am

As always you have some great photos in this post. My faves are the first one (M in his gobble shirt), the uncle/nephew shot, and the one of your husband multi-tasking (pouring wine while holding a baby). Happy Thanksgiving to you all!


12 Mom November 22, 2012 at 11:02 am

Maze looks so happy with Uncle Andrew!

I’m sorry those mittens are so big. They are supposed to be infant size but they look huge!


13 Genevieve November 22, 2012 at 11:50 am

Happy Thanksgiving! Everything looks delicious. I’d love to try one of your tofu + pimento cheese sandwiches for lunch. Yum!


14 Liz @ iheartvegetables November 22, 2012 at 11:57 am

Such a beautiful family!! :)


15 Elise @ Expeditions of Elise November 22, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Gruyere is one of my all-time favorite cheeses! So delicious. Hope you’re having a good Thanksgiving.


16 Stephanie November 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Happy thanksgiving to you and your cute little family!


17 Chelsea November 22, 2012 at 12:23 pm

The photo of Matt pouring wine with one hand and holding the baby in the other is my favorite :)


18 Alison November 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Happy thanksgiving! Hope your day is filled with joy, family, friends, and good food! <3


19 Caroline November 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Hey, nice to see Quebec cheese on your table! This is where I live :)

I read your blog for about 3 years now and I can say that it help me a lot to improve my English skills :) (I speak French).

As I am also a new mother, my little treasure’s name is Heidi, I love to read about your motherhood adventure too.


20 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 22, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to you guys! I hope you have a wonderful day. :)


21 Averie @ Averie Cooks November 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I would love to be able to do a swap with a desserts bakery. Now that’s the best kind of swap!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday, Kath :)


22 chris November 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to you and the whole family!! Love your little gobbler!!


23 Amelia November 22, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Karen! Your short ribs look DELICIOUS!!!! Any chance of the recipe? Happy Thankgiving to you all :)


24 zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth November 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Ditto – please share the recipe :-) And Happy Thanksgiving to you all too


25 Diane November 22, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Yes, Please! :) happy thanksgiving!


26 Samantha November 22, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Karen is quite the cook! Also, those desserts look DELICIOUS.


27 the 3volution of j3nn November 22, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Happy Thanksgiving, Kath and family! Love the idea of baking swaps. More small businesses should barter. :)


28 Rebecca @ Blueberry Smiles November 22, 2012 at 1:48 pm

M looks adorable in his turkey day outfit!


29 Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian November 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I love working out early in the morning also! It just sets the pace for the day; plus, I find I get so much more done on days I work out in the morning–so alert!


30 Michelle (Peachy Palate) November 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Maze has gotten so big! Well he looks bigger from the photies! Those sweets look incredible! Which was the best or could you possibly pick a fav!? :) Hope your having an awesome Thanksgiving, can’t wait to hear all about it! I’m enjoying it vicariously through all the American bloggers and now super excited for Christmas!


31 Sondra November 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Kath, the crockpot short ribs look great! Can you post the recipe? Thanks.


32 Helena November 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

So cute! Are you hoping Mazen might one day take over the family business? :) (I was just wondering, as a franchise, do you have job security separate from the company? Like if anything happened to Great Harvest, can you continue to operate your own bakery as normal?)


33 KathEats November 22, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Yes, the business is 100% ours. We own it. We just pay them “consulting!” and secrets


34 Sandrine November 22, 2012 at 4:38 pm

QUEBEC’S CHEESE! I’m from Quebec!! What was the name of it? Was it the first time you tasted something from here?


35 KathEats November 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm

We don’t remember.. Threw away wrapper, but it was wonderful!


36 Sandrine November 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Cool, thanks!


37 Bridgette November 22, 2012 at 10:01 pm

I LOVE that picture of Matt holding Maze and pouring wine!! Sooo cute. The perfect multi tasking! :)


38 Abby A November 22, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Uncle is obviously from daddy’s side- they look like twins!!


39 Amy November 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Hi Kath! Happy Thanksgiving! I love the green glasses on Karen’s table. Do you know where she got them? Thanks!


40 caterina November 23, 2012 at 4:39 am

The sandwich looks delicious!! What kind of tofu do you use?


41 KathEats November 23, 2012 at 6:57 am

Twin oaks Italian herb… And we roast it to get it crispy


42 [email protected] November 23, 2012 at 10:39 am

The desserts look delicious!


43 Melissa November 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Yeah, that picture of him getting all snug? Too cute! I wish my daughter was still little enough to swaddle! :)


44 Sara November 26, 2012 at 10:59 am

Scrolling through the photos quickly and I had to do a double-take. Matt and his brother sure do look alike!


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