Under The Weather

April 28, 2011

The weather has sure showed me who’s boss lately – I’m feeling a little under it!

Not sick, under the weather, just a bit blah and tired – from lack of sleep.

The interviews went great this morning, but boy was it fast-paced to do 6 in a row like that! Lots of great candidates!

When I was finished, the sun had come out, so I decided to go outdoors for a breather. I didn’t have the energy for a run, so I just walked. Took my audiobook (Water For Elephants) with me. It was a lovely walk!!

Home for a late lunch –


CHEESE ‘n’ JAM!!!!!!!!! My favorite sandwich ever. I don’t like it melted or grilled cheese style. Just nice and chewy! The sharper the cheddar, the better!


On the side –


Salad with romaine and a big carrot, dressed in olive oil, balsamic and lavender salt and topped with brown rice crispies, walnuts and avocado. All amazing toppings!!


Sparkles make the day shine



I’ve got a few more calls to make for the biz. I’m kind of scared we’re going to use up our cell phone minutes this month!!!

You know what I love: cleaning up the kitchen after lunch and knowing it’s the last time I’ll do it today. We’re going out to dinner!!

Two nights of great quick healthy homemade dinners = one night off.

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1 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) April 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Wow, I didn’t realise you had so many people to interview!
Walnuts + avocado = awesome. I hardly ever have avocados in stock, but last time I did, I had that same mix. To die for!
I hope you feel a bit better this afternoon :)


2 Amy April 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Is that salad in a Salsabol?


3 KathEats April 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm



4 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Glad the calls went so great! Feel better.

P.s. huge salads at lunch are the BEST thing ever! Off to go eat mine :)


5 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm

That salad looks so good — I love how it is just bursting out of that bowl!


6 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats April 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm

that salad looks awesome :) and yay for a night off from cooking!


7 Alli April 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Cheese and jam sandwidh…what a great idea!!


8 Cait @ Beyond Bananas April 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Audio Books.. never thought of walking with them before.. good thinking!


9 Alli April 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Oops..I meant sandwich with a ‘c’!


10 Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather April 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Hope you find some awesome candidates! Interviewing can be so much work.

Don’t let that weather hold you down :)


11 janetha @ meals & moves April 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I love the combo of salty cheese and sweet jam! Yum. Hope you get over the weather soon.


12 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

ohh phone interviews, I hope you were able to get a good sense of the applicants over the phone I know that can be hard.

Sorry you’re feeling blah I definitely had that for a few days last week. I think the jam and cheddar sandwich, walk, and dinner out should get you right as rain! :)

Have fun!


13 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Enjoy your night out to dinner and hope you’re feeling better by then. I agree, rushing around, lack of sleep, it all takes its toll.

I used to love cheese and jam sammies when I was a kid. I also used to put syrup on my eggs growing up. lol



14 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me April 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I love cheese. I love jam. Together? I’m skeptical. But worth a shot!


15 Allie April 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm

You should Skype your interview candidates! No phone bills, plus you get to see what they look like


16 KathEats April 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I thought about that but I’ve never skyped! Is it easy?!

But also, then they could see that I haven’t showered!


17 Caitie April 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm

You can also call them from your skype to their phone. Its just like a normal phone conversation. No video chatting! My parents do it occasionally to me and the only difference is that their phone number shows up as 0000123456!


18 KathEats April 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I just remembered why I don’t Skype: my desktop doesn’t have a mic! But my laptop does..


19 Erin April 28, 2011 at 10:50 pm

You can get ear phone for Skype that have a mic in them. We are stationed on Okinawa and used them at the USO when we first got here and didn’t have a house yet! Skype is super easy…our whole family loves it…even both grandmas!!


20 heather @ girlyeverafter April 28, 2011 at 2:48 pm

BOO for feeling under the weather, hope you feel better soon.

I’m a huge fan of making a huge meal and splitting it up for lunch and dinner so I don’t have to worry about the kitchen later. Cleaning the kitchen is a major thumbs down.


21 andrea @ chocolateandoranges April 28, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I’ve now tried cheese & jam and egg & jam sandwiches thanks to you – I would have never guessed I’d like either but I really do, glad I got pushed out of my comfort zone! :)


22 Katie @ running4cupcakes April 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm

OMG – that sandwich looks awesome. Love the side view of the cut bread showing all the seeds and nuts. :)


23 Morgan @ moments of mmm April 28, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I have never tried the cheese and jam thing! I need to make it a necessity after seeing this yummy looking sammie!

What kind of fruit jam do you prefer with the cheddar?


24 KathEats April 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Raspberry!! Particularly, Great Harvest Raspberry!


25 Morgan @ moments of mmm April 28, 2011 at 4:36 pm

It’s officially on the grocery list!

I saw a Red Jalapeno Jam at GH yesterday. Have you given that a shot? I don’t think I would ever be brave enough.


26 KathEats April 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm

I haven’t tried that one, but I’ve tried similar and they rock!


27 lynn @ the actor's diet April 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm

i love cheese n jam too – unmelted. but without jam, melt baby melt!


28 natalie (the sweets life) April 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Oooh we went out to dinner last night and it was GLORIOUS to have a break from cleaning the kitchen! :)

Glad you have some good candidates, I love interviewing people!


29 Estela @ Weekly Bite April 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I need to try the cheese & jam asap!!!


30 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey April 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I think I’m taking a night off from cooking as well, T just doesn’t know he will be running out to Chipotle for take-out, yet. 😉
I have some outside work that I need to tackle in and around my gardens when I get home from work (at 6:30pm). I won’t much feel like cooking after that, tonight!

I love cheese ‘n jam sandwiches, too! Sharp is the ONLY way to go.



31 Abby April 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Cheese and jam…I need to hop on this bandwagon. lol.


32 Nacho Lindsay April 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Blerg. Nacho Lindsay feels your pain. If spring doesn’t show up soon, I am going to crack some skulls.


33 Josie @ Skinny Way Of Life April 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I agree there’s nothing better than a cheddar and jam sandwich on chewy bread, it has to be chewy!!! yuuum!


34 Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) April 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm

mmm… cheese and jam on good bread = delish!!


35 Mary @ Bites and Bliss April 28, 2011 at 3:31 pm

I’ve never had cheese and jam before! Actually that sounds really good. I love jam on just about anything, so I don’t see why cheese would be any different!


36 Becca April 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm

What kind of GH bread is that? It looks to be full of seeds… yum.

I don’t eat cheese anymore, but that combo sounds mighty good. I used to like mozzarella cheese and cranberry dressing (the kind leftover from Thanksgiving or Xmas meals) sandwiches waaayyyy back when.


37 KathEats April 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm



38 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) April 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Wow that’s a lot of interviews! Good luck. Hope you found some great people.


39 Emily@SavoryandSavage April 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Doing phone interviews is tough – Grats on getting them done.

I agree – the sharper the cheddar the better :-)


40 Candy (Healthy in Candy Land) April 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Brown rice krispies on a salad–genius idea! Especially for those of us unable to eat wheat/croutons and desperately miss a little extra crunch. I’m going to try it for lunch today!


41 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Sorry your feeling under the weather. That lunch look perfect for showing the weather who’s boss! Have fun tonight!


42 Jess (Sweet Potato) April 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Cheese and Jam! Simple and perfect!


43 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I had sparles in my water today, too. <3 seltzer

Cheese + jam = awesome. And yes, the sharper the cheddar, the better!!! I was thinking that parmesan and fruit spread would taste amazing, too.


44 Hilary April 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I’ve never had a cheese and jam sandwich – I’ve never thought of it. And I am so excited to try it – I bet that it is better with sharper cheddar. And on a wonderful, nutty bread… Yum!

Feel better Kath. I understand what you mean by feeling “under the weather.” We’ve had record rains here (in the Pacific Northwest) and everyone seems to be just a little (or a lot) blah lately.


45 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Sorry you’re feeling crummy today! I’m feeling a bit foggy from a lack of sleep too. Fresh air always helps though! 😀


46 Lauren April 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Kath – I thought I remembered seeing a millet and chicken sausage dish on your website, but I searched through and was unable to find one. Was this your site I saw it on or another one?


47 KathEats April 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm

We had chicken sausage with brown rice just a few days ago?


48 Letitia April 28, 2011 at 9:24 pm

April 13th the Get out post!! I remembered thinking that looked good and knew it wasn’t that long ago so I went to the archives and found it. At least that is what I think you were looking for.


49 Lauren April 29, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Yes you are right!!!! Thanks Letitia!


50 VeggieGirl April 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Hope you feel 100% better soon!


51 Joanna April 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Hmmmm…I ‘m on a major sandwich kick right now and I happen to be out of PB but do have jelly and cheddar. I am going to try strange sandwich idea! Question: what kind of jam? It looks like raspberry?

Random, unsolicited sandwich suggestion: Rosemary + cheddar is the best flavor combo ever and I’m obsessed with working it into sandwiches. My fav is smoked turkey breast, cheddar, apple slices and rosemary. Use toasted Ezekial Bread, of course, and drizzle it with olive oil. Amazing!


52 KathEats April 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Yep- rasp! I love everything Rosemary!


53 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Jam and cheese are the best together!!


54 Natalia - a side of simple April 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm

You always remind me how much I do love sharp cheddar and jam sanwiches :) I’m a pb and jelly girl at heart but I do like to give the rest of the family some love every now and again.


55 Little Bookworm April 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Hope you feel soon Kath! Good luck with all the phone calls!


56 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

::sigh:: I love it when we go out for dinner. I love nights off!


57 Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 28, 2011 at 4:39 pm

love that salad bowl!


58 Meg April 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm

“The sharper the cheddar the better…” I’ll remember that little rhyme 😉

Hope ya feel better Kath!


59 sarah April 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Hurry and get a new cell phone plan.


60 faith April 28, 2011 at 5:04 pm

yea for someone else doing our dishes tonight! where are the boys, I’m hungry!


61 KathEats April 28, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Haha – just texted you the same question! Haven’t heard from Kanz all day!


62 kaila @ healthyhelper blog! April 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I love jam on sanwiches…especially savory ones! Have you ever tried egg, jam, and laughing cow swiss on a corn tortilla?!?! It’s an amazing combo!


63 Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous April 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Cheese and jam…why haven’t I thought of that? I’ve eaten fruit compote with brie but not with cheddar in a sandwich. Must try this ASAP!


64 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn April 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Margarine + jam used to be my fave combo when I was a kid! Cheese sounds even better, I wonder how Daiya would taste? Beautiful sunshine….and that salad!! :)


65 AShley April 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm

I agree!! The sharper the better! Enjoy your night off…I totally feel ya on that! I’m not opening a bakery but still crazy busy over here. :)


66 Christine (The Raw Project) April 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Busy day, but lunch looks great! Love the fun dish colors, very spring!


67 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Same here with the weather – can’t wait till it turns around for the better! I must try a cheese and jam sandwich. They always look SO good when you have them!


68 Jack O'Brien April 28, 2011 at 6:16 pm

I am SO jealous of your ability to just hop on your bike or walk to downtown for dinner with your hubby! I’m miles away from ANYTHING, it’d be a complete marathon for me if I wanted to do anything like that :( Aka goal in life is to live somewhere like Charlottesville!

How bad was your rain last night? It was so bad up here in Central NY that it clogged up the highways and literally FLOODED them OVER the cars!!


69 staceyhealthylife April 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I’m glad you had some good candidates. It can be so hard to find good hard workers who understand what excellent customer service is. I run a coffee shop so I totally understand.


70 Molly April 28, 2011 at 6:52 pm

This weather has made me so tired, too! During my appointments, I’ve yawned more than talked with patients.


71 Paige @Running Around Normal April 28, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Aw feel better, Kath! Hope you get some good sleep tonight (and me too!!)


72 Lorie April 28, 2011 at 8:08 pm


I need to try that cheese and jam sandwich-it always looks intriguing! Have you ever tried an egg and peanut butter sandwich? Spread peanut butter on one or two sides, and then make an egg-like patty (whisk the eggs and then pour into a pan), almost like an omelet, but smaller to fit the bread. I’m not sure if it would work with a runny-style egg?! The peanut butter gets all warm and runny when you add the hot egg….Yum! I definitely encourage you to try it :)


73 Lorie April 28, 2011 at 8:10 pm

(spread the PB on the bread :) )


74 KathEats April 28, 2011 at 8:29 pm

That doesn’t sound good, but I sure bet it is!!


75 Kat @ Cupcake Kat April 28, 2011 at 8:55 pm

I tried cheese and jam sandwiches because you mention it so much. Its actually really good! I like adding jam to lots of sandwiches now


76 Hannah April 28, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I read Water for Elephants while standing in line at the Uffizi Gallery for three hours. Love that book!


77 Khushboo April 28, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Love cheese + jam sandwiches! If anyone doubts, one word: CHEESECAKE!!


78 Tasha @ Voracious April 29, 2011 at 3:09 am

This is my kind of lunch! A sandwich and a salad – perfection. And what a salad, it is overflowing with deliciousness. But I’ve never tried a jam and cheese sandwich, looks good, though!


79 Marjie April 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm

mmmmm brown rice krispies on a salad, I must try this tonight. I read this as I was eating my salad with craisins and raisins….I love to say that!! But some would have been over the top if it was topped with the brown rice krispies-thanks for the idea


80 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner April 29, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I’ve never had Cheese with Jam before. It sounds AWESOME! 😀


81 michelle April 30, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Cheese and jam, huh? Huh, interesting, kind of want to try it now!


82 Katie April 30, 2011 at 1:03 pm

That looks so delicious! What kind of bread do you use? I keep seeing it appear in a lot of your post, and it always looks so delicious!


83 KathEats April 30, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Great Harvest Dakota!


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