When You’re Out Of Yogurt

July 2, 2012

Ice cream will do!


Just a tiny scoop of vanilla bean under a juicy nectarine after my chiropractic appointment! Must replenish yogurt soon – I can’t live without it! But this ice cream sure was a good substitute!

A few hours of writing later….we made shrimp scampi!


We polished off the shrimp from the low country boil and served it over Mona Lisa Pasta – fresh fettuccini that Karen picked up today.


The sauce was a mix of butter, olive oil (about 1.5 tbsp of each for 4 servings), with about 4 cloves of garlic, salt, pepper, the juice of a lemon and 1/4 cup white wine (which was cooked down so it was alcohol free).


Delicious and super filling!


Served with zucchini (from the garden!!) sauteed on the side


And only the finest linens


Almost forgot the red pepper flakes!!


Much better.


What is it like to live with Karen Monson?

You never know what you’ll find. [Rubber snakery]




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1 [email protected] July 2, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Alright, Karen. You can come over anytime now!


2 erica July 2, 2012 at 7:40 pm

i think karen would enjoy living with me. i’d fall for every single prank! hahahaha.


3 j3nn July 2, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Karen sounds fun. You guys need an in-law suite so she can stay there all the time! 😀


4 Kelsey July 2, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Ahh that rubber snake would get me every time! Hate those things:)


5 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac July 2, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Yum! A little midday ice cream never hurt anyone! It is summer after all!


6 kaila@ healthy helper blog! July 2, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Nothing beats FRESH pasta!


7 Laura Rios July 2, 2012 at 7:54 pm

That icecream looks great!!

The rubber snake reminds me of one that was in my bathroom in my apartment one night. Except it turned out to be real, and had a impromptu meeting with my frying pan.


8 Erin July 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm

That snake almost gave me a heart attack! I would have freaked, ahaha.


9 kristen @ verbs and vignettes July 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm

mmmm. i had a big bowl of 2% plain fage yogurt with cherries and blueberries this morning. it was my favorite part of my work-day, i think. :p

karen is adorable, but i think i would’ve passed out at least once by now from all her pranks! but i know i’m a wimp already. hahaha.


10 Cristen July 2, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Good thing you’re aware of her trickery. I wouldn’t do that to a pregnant lady, but then again if I did that to one of my friends they’d probably fake contractions as payback.


11 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats July 2, 2012 at 8:08 pm

That pasta looks delicious! And ice cream always sounds like a good substitute :)


12 Danica @ It's Progression July 2, 2012 at 8:11 pm

ice cream with a fresh sliced peach is one of my favorite desserts! any ice cream with fresh fruit is good though.


13 tlm July 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm

so would the veggies yall grow in the garden be considered organic?! very cool!


14 KathEats July 2, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Yeah, we don’t spray them


15 KathEats July 2, 2012 at 8:15 pm

But I guess there are other things to consider too. I honestly don’t know the type of compost we used – but it was compost.


16 Sarah @ Learning to Feed Yourself July 2, 2012 at 8:16 pm

You are so good at remaking your leftovers into a whole new meal! Whenever I have leftovers, I just reheat them and that’s it. Ha.

And ice cream and fruit looks like the perfect snack :)


17 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Okay…that is like my favourite dinner…I was worried when I didn’t read red pepper flakes because spicy shrimp is truly my favourite…then Matt added them for you and all was well! :)


18 Brie @ Coxswain's Dilemma July 2, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Ahhhh how I love ice cream, and how it doesn’t love me! Lovely spread!


19 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde July 2, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Your zucchini looks great!! Oh my gosh, i thought that snake was real – it would have fooled me :)


20 Christine July 2, 2012 at 8:40 pm

yuck!!! I hate snakes, just got the goosebumps looking at it. very snakey!


21 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 2, 2012 at 8:45 pm

your garden zucchini look perfect! and I like the way you think about what to do when out of yogurt :)


22 Ali @ Peaches and Football July 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Rubber or not, the snake has GOT to go!

I LOVE fruit on top of ice cream, one of my favorite summer treats ever!


23 Andrea July 2, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I love reading about your relationship with Karen and her funny antics. I get along really well with my MIL as well! Karen seems like such an interesting person!


24 Andrea July 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm

And I meant interesting in a good way :)


25 Andrea July 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm

That dinner looks delicious! I just picked the first zuke from the garden tonight… can’t wait to eat it! :)


26 Angel7 July 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Crushed red pepper flakes always add zip, and make things taste good!



27 Micky July 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I am so jealous of your vegetable garden! I have always wanted one but it seems like so much work. Can I borrow Matt? :)


28 Natalie July 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm

You make those paper towels look good! I just love reading your blog and thought I’d stop by and actually say hello. Your food and photography are both very inspiring!


29 Gina July 2, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Love the snake!! Funny!! Dinner looks wonderful.


30 RunEatRepeat July 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm

I’m so behind on blog posts I was just scrolling through and stopped at the snake. You scared me!


31 Cait's Plate July 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm

That shrimp scampi looks incredible. And HA. I’m in Vermont right now and have actually been dealing with REAL snakes! Friendly, but snakes nonetheless :)


32 Becky July 3, 2012 at 12:00 am

Hey Kath. Yogurt, fruit, and granola with a drizzle of honey is my all-time favorite! Quick question. I was looking for the changed links you mentioned to me in your email. Where would I find those? I checked the Shopping link. Found Opensky there, but that was all. Thanks for your help. When I refer folks to your blog, I also want to let them know where the links are.


33 KathEats July 4, 2012 at 2:03 pm

On the Home Neat Home page —> Home Clean Home


34 Sonal July 3, 2012 at 4:40 am

Yummmm! The pasta looks so delicious! Red pepper flakes is always necessary for me :)


35 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 3, 2012 at 5:25 am

It’s refreshing that Karen has such a good sense of humor! She must be great to have around!


36 Cait @ Beyond Bananas July 3, 2012 at 6:20 am

I had previously over done it on and got to the point where I never wanted to eat a shrimp again. But – I think that enough time has passed and your meal made me crave a delicious shrimp filled meal!


37 Molly @ RDexposed July 3, 2012 at 6:50 am

Not that I really care if you consumed a tiny amount of EtOH, but I have been told that all EtOH doesn’t get burned off during cooking..? I might need to consult my little cicerone beer expert.


38 Emily @ Life on Food July 3, 2012 at 7:11 am

The pasta dish looks amazing. I always get so hungry after looking at your blog. I always substitute ice cream for milk in my coffee. I might run out more often than not in the summer…just saying.


39 Margaret M. July 3, 2012 at 8:20 am

Oh, I love pastas and when I get a glimpse on what you have here. I was like that looks delicious I wanna try that! I also love the fruity ice cream you have, yummy. I hope the snake doesn’t hurt anyone in the house. It’s really scary.


40 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 3, 2012 at 9:04 am

I’m not sure I would recover from seeing that snake!


41 Emma July 3, 2012 at 10:47 am

That’s two days in a row you’ve featured Matt blocking Karen in photos! Too funny!


42 KathEats July 3, 2012 at 11:14 am

She is hiding :)


43 Millie Snyder July 3, 2012 at 11:37 am

Now I have a taste for shrimp scampi and nectarines with a scoop of vanilla. They both looked so good! And I love the simplicity of the linens! Have a wonderful holiday!


44 Lisa Eirene (@LisaEirene) July 3, 2012 at 11:55 am

I always have cottage cheese or my plain Greek yogurt on hand. When I run out, I get some more immediately! Can’t live without it.


45 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Oh my gosh, I would have freaked out if I had seen that snake!


46 Julia H. @ Going Gulia July 4, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Red pepper flakes are the best. I am a huge fan of throwing those on top of Italian food…even though no one else in my family does it! Same goes for parmesan cheese…I can use that on anything (even used it on chili last night!)


47 Lisa @ Breast Cancer Society June 8, 2013 at 4:35 am

Great post, I am a big fan many of them as well! I also just cleared out my reader and twitter follow list of people that I like to converse with and say things that are meaningful to my life (and make me laugh, and post pictures of puppies, obviously).


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