Walk, Read, Eat Sandwiches

December 28, 2008

Seems like that’s all we’ve been doing – but luckily those are our favorite activities and my family’s idea of a great relaxing vacation.

After breakfast the husband and I followed through with our gym plans and checked out the fitness center at the club. After some time there, he and Andrew played tennis while I read on a lounge chair. We didn’t make it to the pool, as the idea of digging out the bathing suits and a change of clothes was too much work. We all came home for a 1:30pm lunch (after a nice round of much-needed showers).

I made a sandwich on Nature’s Own 12 Grain bread with some buffalo chicken, cheddar + swiss, tomato, banana peppers and mustard.


I only ended up eating half of this sandwich because I got full quickly from my other items.

And a spinach salad with balsamic and POM and some chips.


And my favorite lunch side –



I’m off to (hopefully) finish this book and then we’re planning to visit the Bald Head lighthouse as a family and climb to the top!

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1 Oh She Glows December 28, 2008 at 2:28 pm

It’s so nice that you are enjoying so much great family time :)

Awesome looking lunch!

Just a quick question- I too get full quickly from eating veggies and such. When you can’t finish the main part of your meal (e.g., sandwich) do you usually end up eating it later? I find I get full fast from veggies but then my hunger returns within an hour or so and I usually just end up eating it later on. Just curious about your own experiences!



2 Kath December 28, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Oh She Glows,
Yes, sometimes I do find myself extra hungry sooner if I have a big salad that leaves me full. Usually I would go ahead and eat the meal even if I am full to keep ensure I am kept satisfied longer, but since food is flowing here on vacation and I don’t need anything to “hold me over” as I would in class, I just decided if I do get hungry I’ll have one of my bars.



3 Fancy December 28, 2008 at 2:41 pm

I hope you are feeling better, Kath!


4 VeggieGirl December 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Always enjoy vacation activities :-)

I LOVE lighthouses!! Have fun!!


5 Sharon December 28, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Awesome lunch! Enjoy your time together!


6 Moran December 28, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Great that ya’ll are enjoying each others’ company so much!


7 claire December 28, 2008 at 3:26 pm

Sounds like a wonderful day! I wish my vacations were so active/relaxing. However, I usually go visit my parents and there’s really not much to do around there, though I did go on a nice walk with my mom and a (horrible FREEZING) walk by myself!


8 K December 28, 2008 at 3:34 pm

Lunch looks great!

Have fun at the lighthouse! I get soooooo nervous when I get to the top of those things!


9 Mel December 28, 2008 at 4:14 pm

Lunch looks really good, especially the sandwich!


10 FoodRenegade December 28, 2008 at 5:08 pm

Banana peppers. Now there’s an oft neglected sandwich ingredient. Thanks for the creative ideas!


11 Mariposa December 28, 2008 at 5:29 pm

its been chilly and rainy up here in RI, im so jealous of the sunshine!!! looks like everything is going great!!


12 Katelyn December 28, 2008 at 5:31 pm

It looks like you are having a great vacation! Enjoy your lighthouse climb!


13 Tina December 28, 2008 at 6:10 pm

Sounds like a wonderful day to me! :)


14 HangryPants December 28, 2008 at 7:25 pm

My kind of a wonderful vacation too!


15 Shelby December 28, 2008 at 7:34 pm

Your vacation sounds heavenly!


16 Sarah December 28, 2008 at 8:05 pm

sounds like such a fun, relaxing vacation!

What are you reading?


17 Michele, Healing with (Raw) Juices December 28, 2008 at 9:00 pm

Thanks for sharing this awesome adventure with us, Kath! I love reading your blog (can’t stand missing a day!) so I’m thrilled that you even took time to share your Christmas with us.

I love spinach salad, by the way. Raw spinach is my favorite, and I love it in omelets and raw juices, too!



18 Biz319 December 28, 2008 at 10:50 pm

Love banana peppers! I also like light houses too – my family vacationed in Nags Head, NC several summers growing up.


19 Kath December 28, 2008 at 11:17 pm

Sarah ,
I am reading The Book of Eleanor. It’s long and quite confusing, but a good read.

OMG we used to go to Nags Head too!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Golden Strand? That big brown condo building? When I was really little.



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