Write Paper, Eat Pizza

November 19, 2009

It’s done

I finished my conclusion right at 6:30 when the pizza was emerging from the oven…..

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I had filled up on yogurt + persimmon + Mix My Granola at 4:00 so I wasn’t terribly hungry again. See those candy corn – I saved ‘em just for my next bowl! They are embedded through the granola – sparingly of course – and are quite delicious. The Mix My Granola team wants you all to know that you can get 10% off a purchase with the KATHEATS coupon code ;)

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Per usual, I ended my paper with a little celebratory Tusker!!

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Mmm! I was nice, though, and gave half to Matt.

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Tusker the Kenyan Elephant got a sip too!

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Pizza is serveddddd

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Toppings included:

  • Mezzetta pesto
  • Spinach
  • Spicy pepper matt brought home from work
  • Applegate Farms chicken sausage
  • Chez

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Yes crust. Matt‘s whole wheat pizza crust to be specific. However, it wasn’t as good tonight and we I think it was because he had some ww flour in the freezer and topped off the canister and I think I could taste the FREEZER BURN!! Sometimes I hate my taste buds…

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For dessert I am having tea with agave. Love sweetening my tea a little after dinner :)

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Honestly Good!

I heard from Honest Foods today about the staleish plank from this morning – and am so relieved to hear that my bars were probably a FLUKE!!!

Unfortunately, we have a new manufacturer for both our product lines, and it has taken more time than we would like to get the kinks out. Some of the product has been marvelous, fresh-tasting and everything we desired…and some product from the exact same batch has been what you described in your latest blog. Suffice it to say, we are on the case with our food developer investigating the problem (we think it was insufficient mixing). What I can assure you of is that fortunately the problem does not reside in the formula itself – it has remained the same, we have just made the Planks slightly smaller to keep the portion sizes down.

(Don’t worry – I had permission to post this)

She’s sending me a replacement and hopefully they will be as crumbly as ever :)

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So I am officially done with all official assignments for the semester except:

  • 2 graduate presentations (which might require a smidge of planning/powerpointing, but nothing major)
  • 1 reflective writing final exam paper ~5 pages and no research required (I don’t think!)
  • 3 final exams, and none of them should be that bad. I supposedly already learned it all once, right!?

But since I was on the ball this week with 5 days straight of research + writing [and a few dance parties], I have the whole week of Thanksgiving to PLAY before my last few classes and final exam week. And by play I really mean organize and clean!

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I just realized I have to go to BED now because I am meeting Emily suuuuuper early at Y2Yoga for a class and short run!!

Nite!

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1 Karla November 19, 2009 at 9:41 pm

That pizza looks fantastic! I think I’ll make pizza tomorrow!

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2 amanda November 19, 2009 at 9:45 pm

The pizza does look awesome! I like the fact you even used wheat crust too

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3 Food Makes Fun Fuel November 19, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Congrats on the paper! The pizza llooks good even if it was a bit frost bitten. And I hope Honest Foods figures out the issue because I want to try them they sound so good!

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4 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 19, 2009 at 9:46 pm

What perfect timing! Paper then pizza!

Have a good night!

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5 Angie November 19, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Congratulations on finishing the paper! Beautiful pizza.

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6 Jessie (Vegan-minded) November 19, 2009 at 9:50 pm

That pizza is beautiful! I love the presentation on that narrow rectangular plate. It makes it so fancy!

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7 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) November 19, 2009 at 9:51 pm

Glad to hear about the granola planks! I threw most of my vanilla-blueberry flavor away because I was afraid I was going to break a tooth…

Love the post-paper beer :-)

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8 Anne November 19, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Congrats on finishing the paper! That pizza looks so gourmet and delicious, too :)

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9 rhodeygirl November 19, 2009 at 9:52 pm

I thought you said you had “persimmon”, not permission! HA!

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10 Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries November 19, 2009 at 9:54 pm

That looks amazing! The dough looks delish… Just cutting Matt some slack :)

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11 Kristen November 19, 2009 at 9:54 pm

I love the Tusker! My husband had that in Tanzania and we’ve found it here on occasion! :-)

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12 Erin November 19, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Your pizza always looks delicious and this one is no exception. Definitely puts me in the mood for pizza this weekend. :D

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13 Joelle (The Pancake Girl) November 19, 2009 at 10:06 pm

That pizza looks fantastic- and your pics are fab, too, as always!

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14 ashleigh November 19, 2009 at 10:06 pm

pizza looks soo good! i hope you get some better tasting granola!

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15 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 19, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Yummy pizza!

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16 KatieTX November 19, 2009 at 10:07 pm

I had pizza tonight and am going to drink a blue moon soon! Sadly my pizza was not homemade wheat crust, but it was still delicious and semi-healthy!

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17 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope November 19, 2009 at 10:07 pm

What a perfect reward after all your hard work. Sorry to hear that the crust wasn’t quite up to standards, but it sure looks delicious! And that’s so kind of Honest Foods to send you replacements and admit to their flaws… definitely takes a good company with standards to do something like that. :)

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18 Jil November 19, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Kath, just started to read your blog, and I love it! That pizza looks absolutely phenomenal!

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19 Jessie November 19, 2009 at 10:21 pm

That pizza looks great. It makes me want to run out and find some pesto so I can make my own.

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20 caryn November 19, 2009 at 10:21 pm

you’re my hero! i can’t believe you cranked out those two papers so quickly! you should create a homework help section… :)
also, your dinner looks tasty! Mmmmmm…

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21 Sarah @ See Sarah Eat November 19, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Wow, you are so close to being done, that is awesome! Good luck with the rest of your assignments and exams :)

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22 Shannon (The Daily Balance) November 19, 2009 at 10:23 pm

pizza looks amazing!!

nice work on the papers!

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23 candice November 19, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Oh yum, I love pesto + pizza! Glad you got your paper done juuust as it was ready too ;)

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24 Bethany November 19, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Holy yum! That pizza looks delicious!! :)

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25 lynn (The Actors Diet) November 19, 2009 at 11:01 pm

oh that’s good about the granola plank – now i’m looking forward to eating mine (hope it’s not part of the bad batch!) congrats on your paper!

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26 katie November 19, 2009 at 11:25 pm

that pizza looks great!! yay for your paper! i got one i so need to write. have fun at yoga!

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27 Heidi November 20, 2009 at 12:09 am

That looks like a well-worn pizza stone :) Congrats on the completed paper! That is probably what I miss most about school – the feeling of accomplishment when assignments are checked off of the to-do list. It deserved a beer!

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28 BroccoliHut November 20, 2009 at 12:43 am

Amazing pizza! That crust looks perfect.
Glad to hear your semester is winding down too–I’ve got a final and a 20 page paper left…

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29 Susan @ Nurse on the Run November 20, 2009 at 12:47 am

Tusker!!! My favorite. :) Perfect with some pizza!

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30 Hillary - Nutrition Nut on the Run November 20, 2009 at 1:05 am

Congrats on finishing up your work! Enjoy your week of thanks : )

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31 christie @ honoring health November 20, 2009 at 4:16 am

hooooray on finishing up your paper!

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32 Cali November 20, 2009 at 7:38 am

Congrats, Kath! What a cathartic experience – and what an incredible accomplishment (you’re almost there, so I feel that this is necessary). You have balanced and juggled quite the schedule, and I admire your hard work and dedication to 1. your husband and family, 2. your passions, 3. your wonderful blog. I think you need to host yourself a celebration dance party!

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33 Diana November 20, 2009 at 7:44 am

That pizza looks amazing, shame the crust wasn’t perfect but it does look perfect!

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34 Katherine November 20, 2009 at 7:48 am

Yay for pizza and beer. And double yay for finishing your paper!

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35 Paige(Running Around Normal) November 20, 2009 at 7:59 am

Congrats on the big finish! :) That pizza looks amazing!
That’s great that your stale planks were an accident. Have fun at yoga this morning.

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36 Cynthia (It All Changes) November 20, 2009 at 8:18 am

Yeah for the fun “it’s done” feeling.

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37 Stacey November 20, 2009 at 8:22 am

I wish I could be that calm about exam time! I start second guessing myself and my knowledge right before I take the test <—bad test anxiety! Yay for a week of play (err…organizing!) and hopefully some good food and good family time too ;)

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38 skinnyrunner November 20, 2009 at 8:39 am

congrats on being done! now go enjoy yourself over the holidays!!

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39 Beth @ DiningAndDishing November 20, 2009 at 8:55 am

I am so jealous you’ll have the whole week off! That sounds like heaven. Enjoy yourself!

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40 Seth @ Boy Meets Food November 20, 2009 at 9:03 am

Tusker!!! Such a great bottle opener.

I am so envious of your studious determination… I have a few things I really should finish up now so the last couple of weeks before graduation will go more smoothly, but my evil procrastination monkey on my shoulder says NO.

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41 Light Delight with TouTou November 20, 2009 at 9:04 am

oh I love homemade pizza! always lots lots of toppings:-)

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42 brandi November 20, 2009 at 9:23 am

congrats on getting it done! I always loved the feeling of finishing a paper. Such a weight off your shoulders!

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43 Megan November 20, 2009 at 9:23 am

The pizza looks great.

And i giggled a little bit at work when I read that by play you mean organize and clean.

Being grownup can be so funny sometimes…i know EXACTLY how you feel!!

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44 Jenna November 20, 2009 at 9:34 am

great job on your paper! the pizza looks great, you have really sensitive taste buds! haha.
i am glad you get to PLAY all next week!
jenna

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45 Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life November 20, 2009 at 9:41 am

The pizza looks awesome!

Way to go on the paper!!

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46 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 20, 2009 at 9:44 am

Kath, I’m currently stranded on the runway of my Delta flight…boo. BUT, I have a Biscoff packet of cookies in my bag, which made me think of you :-)

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47 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 20, 2009 at 9:45 am

Kath, I”m currently stranded on the runway of my Delta flight…boo. BUT, I have a Biscoff packet of cookies in my bag, which made me think of you :-)

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48 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale November 20, 2009 at 10:00 am

My husband and I were just talking about what we wanted for dinner tonight and couldn’t determine what we are craving… but now that I’ve seen some pizza, I think that’s definitely what I want! Can’t think of a better way to end the week…

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49 Marla November 20, 2009 at 10:10 am

Does Matt ever mind you critiquing the meals he cooks for you? I think most gals would just be thrilled to have the guy cook….and Matt seems pretty gourmet to me!
He may not mind at all…..just wonderin’ cause my guy said he’s be a little irked!
But you two are a super cute lovey dovey couple it’s obvious! :)

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50 Nicole (dishin') November 20, 2009 at 10:21 am

Pizza! Mmmm…

Too bad about the freezer burn though, darn!

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51 Tania @ Moment Anew November 20, 2009 at 10:32 am

Love the pizza and GOOD FOR YOU for being so productive and organized!! I was always the procrastinator, playing up until the last minute and then cramming it in! LOL

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52 Kristi November 20, 2009 at 10:44 am

Kath,

I love the Pesto on pizza, it gives it a great flavor that is out of this world! And please do not take this the wrong way- but you remind me of Monica from friends, she is so neat and clean and her idea of “playing” is also organizing and clean! I love the show so it is a compliment :)

~Kristi

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53 Rose November 20, 2009 at 10:45 am

That pizza is the best thing I’ve seen all week.

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54 Kath November 20, 2009 at 10:54 am

Jill,
Thanks and welcome!!

Cali,
Awww thanks :)

Seth,
I’ll be the angel on your other shoulder: “Think about how AMAZING you will feel when you have them done!”

Anna,
Oh no – I hope you’ve taken off by now! Enjoy your snack :)

Marla,
Nah, not at all. The first thing we do when we start to eat is critique the recipe. We’re foodies after all! We critique it objectively so as not to offend the chef.

Kristi,
Haha – cool! I love her.

Kath

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55 Aelmy November 20, 2009 at 12:51 pm

First of all, thanks for posting the video about the French Press. i’ve always wanted one, but was intimidated, because i just couldn’t quite figure it out! I will DEFINITELY be purchasing one in the future. one question, Why shouldn’t you store your coffee in the freezer?? I have for years…

Thanks,
Amy

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56 Kath November 20, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Amy,

Something about the water droplets of ice or something? I’m not quite sure, but a dark cabinet is much preferred!

Kath

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57 Danielle November 21, 2009 at 1:01 pm

MMMMmmm your pizza looked amazing! What a bummer that the dough tasted like it had freezer burn. I so wish that we had a Great Harvest here in Florida! All of your breads look AMAZING and I’m such a bread girl.

Danielle

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