Wishful Thinking

October 20, 2011

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My wish for the most perfect breezy fall day was granted upon waking! SO gorgeous out there – can’t wait to get outside!

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I also wish for Friday. And a new bag of Cville Cluster!

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This morning I made an old favorite – a Pumpkin Dough Boy Smoothie!

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See this recipe for the technique. For this one I added 1/2 cup pumpkin and some classic P-spices.

On top I poured on some puffed millet (found in the bulk bins), 1/2 a leftover graham cracker and a Hail Merry vanilla macaroon (they taste like sugar cookies!) and sunflower butter drizzle (that’s just the way it is..)

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Vanilla tea, plain and simple!

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Getting my bakery on soon!

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1 Cait's Plate October 20, 2011 at 8:19 am

Crisp, cool Fall day + Big bag of Cville Cluster + Friday = My PERFECT day!! If you manage to make that wish come true, can you wish it for me afterward?? ;)

Have a great day at the bakery!

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2 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries October 20, 2011 at 8:21 am

I’m so glad you got your perfect fall day!! I know I get a little “off” when I have multiple cloudy/gloomy days in a row. Sunny days just give you that extra little burst of energy. Enjoy your day!

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3 Krystina (Organically Me) October 20, 2011 at 8:21 am

You have the cutest collection of dish towels I’ve veer seen.

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4 Krystina (Organically Me) October 20, 2011 at 8:22 am

ever*!

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5 Emmy (WIne and Butter) October 20, 2011 at 8:25 am

Oh that looks sooooo good. Your breakfasts always look SO amazing – I think they are your meal I am most jealous of! Im also jealous of your sense of self restraint – its all I can do to wait until my bowl is on the table, let alone taking an awesome photo. SO civilised :) xox

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6 Chloe (In Fine Feather) October 20, 2011 at 8:26 am

My wish today is to slow down time – I have too much school/lab/life work to do and need more hours to do it. Looks like a wonderful fall day :)

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7 KathEats October 20, 2011 at 8:27 am

I’ll wish for slower time for you too!

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8 Anna @ On Anna's Plate October 20, 2011 at 8:35 am

We have gorrrrgeous weather here too– and it looks like it’s supposed to last throughout the whole weekend!!! Wheeeee!!!

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9 Khushboo October 20, 2011 at 8:36 am

I’m wishing for Friday too, although I will admit that this week has flownnn by…..actually the entire month seems to be finishing before I know it!

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10 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 20, 2011 at 8:39 am

I need to do the doughboy smoothies for my boys. They are not in to breakfast these days and I need to find something to give them fuel without having to sit down and eat. This looks delicious!

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11 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 20, 2011 at 8:44 am

One day, I wish for my breakfast to be as delicious as yours!

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12 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio October 20, 2011 at 8:50 am

It really is beautiful out. It was a tad windy when I went running this morning, but it was beautiful!

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13 Cat @Breakfast to Bed October 20, 2011 at 8:50 am

it’s 66 here in NYC. This fall has been the biggest let down. I am thinking that I should move to Oregon or Nova Scotia. I just can’t handle the disappointment anymore.

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14 Kim October 20, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Move to Nova Scotia! (It’s raining obscenely right now, but I swear the rest of our fall has been beautiful!)

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15 Callie October 20, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Miss my hometown of Nova Scotia.Love the seasons there!

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16 Johanna B October 20, 2011 at 8:55 am

I love your Dough-boy Smoothies. I also love pumpkin. Sounds like a winning combo for breakfast tomorrow AM.

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17 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy October 20, 2011 at 8:55 am

I love all your dishes! Looks like a beautiful morning!

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18 Amanda October 20, 2011 at 9:00 am

I *think* the rain in Boston should be clearing out this afternoon. I’m looking forward to having clear skies and fall temps this weekend! Definitely wishing for Friday after a very busy week. :)

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19 Mom October 20, 2011 at 9:09 am

My wish for today is that you call me at some point, so we can discuss your birthday wishes (for a present from us.)

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20 Aine @ Something to Chew Over October 20, 2011 at 9:16 am

What a great start to the day! Have a good one :)

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21 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 20, 2011 at 9:17 am

Definitely trying a pumpkin dough boy smoothie soon. I was obsessed with your strawberry ones all summer long!

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22 susan October 20, 2011 at 9:24 am

I have to comment on how I LOVE all your tablecloths, but especially the embroidered ones! I’m sure someone in your family made them right..? Fall is my favorite time of year!

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23 KathEats October 20, 2011 at 10:48 am

My mom and grandmother have picked them up antiquing over the years :)

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24 Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine October 20, 2011 at 9:25 am

Looks like such a gorgeous day! Enjoy. :)

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25 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat October 20, 2011 at 9:27 am

The sunflower butter looks more like caramel today…mmm! :)

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26 Kim @ Spoonful of Sass October 20, 2011 at 9:28 am

We’ll be driving through on our way home. Will you be there all day?

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27 KathEats October 20, 2011 at 10:48 am

Should be – until maybe 4pm?

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28 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes October 20, 2011 at 9:31 am

Definetly wish it was Friday! Pumpkin sounds good right now too :)

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29 Gillian G. @ When Bread Is Broken October 20, 2011 at 9:45 am

I recently discovered vanilla tea – that is seriously good stuff. Also, on behalf of Massachusetts, I can say that we are very jealous of your lovely fall day, and if you wouldn’t mind, could you send that weather up here? ;)

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30 Christina October 20, 2011 at 10:05 am

I love that the fall temps are finally settling in! I definitely need some new sweaters though so it’s time to hit the outlets!
I’m leary about smoothies in the cool weather but I’ve been craving one like crazy. I may have to try one out tomorrow :) have a great day!

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31 lynn @ the actor's diet October 20, 2011 at 10:30 am

i think it may be fall temps out in LA too….i wouldn’t know b/c i haven’t left bed though yet!

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32 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 20, 2011 at 10:38 am

That looks like the perfect fall breakfast! I made the mistake of making a smoothie – it was delich but I am FREEZING!

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33 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) October 20, 2011 at 10:45 am

That sounds really yummy! Love perfect Fall days, they’re my kind of weather!

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34 Brenda October 20, 2011 at 10:45 am

I wish for a bag of Cville Clusters too…..my bag is empty :(

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35 Brittany October 20, 2011 at 11:21 am

I used to make your dough boy smoothies all the time. I was obsessed! I’ll need to make myself pumpkin one ASAP. Have a great day!!

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36 Iris October 20, 2011 at 11:32 am

Hi Kath, I’ve been reading your blog for a few months now but have never actually commented :s ups. I’m form the Caribbean and here we tend to have savoury breakfast so that’s normally what I’m craving, though you make oatmeal seem so appealing. So quick question, since Matt has to get up sooooo early what does his breakfast typically consist of? Is it oatmeal or eggs?
PS: LOVE every single post and THANX for your inspiring meals

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37 KathEats October 20, 2011 at 3:23 pm

He eats hunks of bread, muffins, bananas and LOTS of coffee at the bakery

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38 Health Bee October 20, 2011 at 11:36 am

That’s a delicious breakfast! Way to go!

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39 kathleen @ the daily crumb October 20, 2011 at 11:57 am

what a beautiful morning! enjoy the day :)

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40 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 20, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Have fun at the bakery!!

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41 VeggieGirl October 20, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Today we have a perfect fall day in Florida too!! Sunny, cold, a little breezy with that fresh smell to the air :)

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42 Victoria @ The Pursuit of Hippieness October 20, 2011 at 12:46 pm

That breakfast looks AMAZING. The perfect start to a great day :)

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43 Angela @ PattycakesNPancakes October 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Lookin good! I have never had puffed millet before.

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44 Diana @ frontyardfoodie October 20, 2011 at 1:02 pm

It’s gorgeous here too! My little one and I spent the morning enjoying the sunny and cool weather.

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45 Emily@SavoryandSavage October 20, 2011 at 1:16 pm

My wish for today is that my jet lag would be over.

I am longing to get back to a normal sleep schedule.

It is finally getting cool here in California – thank goodness!

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46 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope October 20, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Today is a beautiful day! I can’t wait to get done work and enjoy the weather.

That smoothie looks amazing. I love when you make them for breakfast. :)

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47 Tami@Nutmeg Notebok October 20, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I love old dish towels like that! I had some toasted millet at a restaurant and it was sprinkled on my salad. It added so much crunch and good flavor. I have been eating a lot of oatmeal lately in an attempt to lower my cholesterol. I made a baked oatmeal that was delicious. Have you tried any baked oatmeal recipes for breakfast?

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48 KathEats October 20, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Toasted millet – fun!

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49 KathEats October 20, 2011 at 3:24 pm

(Oh and I have made baked oats – but I prefer the creamy texture!)

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50 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings October 20, 2011 at 1:50 pm

No latte today? Maybe tomorrow when our beloved Friday actually comes… sigh…

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51 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 20, 2011 at 1:58 pm

The pictures are so light and bright. They scream: submit me please :)

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52 Angel7 October 20, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Today was not my idea of the perfect fall day, unfornately, because it is very windy and cold! I do not mind breezy and slightly cold, but it is pretty cold outside! Oh, well! … That is fall weather for you — unpredictable at times :)

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53 Hilary October 20, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Hey Kath!

Love the idea of the dough boy smoothie. I however am unfortunately allergic to bananas! Do you think it would work without? Or could you suggest a substitute?

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54 KathEats October 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Yes it would work without!

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55 TeenyLittleSuperChef October 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Oh man, I want a pumpkin dough boy smoothie in my belly right now. That looks so totally delicious. I love how you always mix it up with all your different toppings. Stuff I would never think to put on top of smoothies, like graham crackers and puffed millet. Probably because I eat mine mostly through a straw and stuff like that tends to clog em up :)
Thanks for the pretty pictures. I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather. Wish we could have some of that here. Oregon’s grey skies tend to get to you after awhile

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56 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 21, 2011 at 1:17 pm

From the color & texture of the smoothie in those pictures, it almost looked like a bowl filled with peanut butter. MMMMM.

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