The party was a success – lots of fun and food. Larbs (a.k.a. Laura) and Matt leave on Tuesday for Boston with a big U-Haul. I’m hoping to visit in August with a frequent flyer ticket when summer school is over.
Brew #1 – Sam Adams in honor of Boston!
Appetizer spread with chips + dip, kielbasa, and crackers with hot pepper jelly cream cheese. I nibbled way too much – I had 2 kielbasa, about 5 chips (no dip) and about 5 crackers with jelly.
A cracker –
Brew #2. I had a few sips of other kinds and the keg throughout the rest of the night too, but nothing of significance.
The keg – Magic Hat 😉 It’s now dry.
The "Well House" that used to hold…well, a well!
Dad grills –
Lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mustard, avocado and a juicy burger on a whole wheat bun. I’ve been craving one of my dad’s hamburgers for a while now and this one hit the spot.
Hamburger , spinach salad with goat cheese + almonds (we made that!) and fruit salad . I had seconds on the salads – just a tiny bit more of each.
I’ve been looking forward to this all week:
End piece = lots of icing!! Plus a sliver of fruit tart.
No, one piece was just not enough.
And I hate to say I nibbled on another piece as we were putting it away…
I definitely ate too much tonight, but this is exactly why I eat less during the weeks and when I’m home and busy and there’s nothing exciting going on. After a night like this there’s no guilt because it just takes a few days of healthy eating to be right back on track. I’m glad I was able to fully enjoy a little of everything. I just hope I don’t have a sugar hangover again! I’m not really that full (because everything was spread out over a few hours) so I think I’ll be fine.
I was able to get 1.5 hours of Chem test done and have just a few tweaks on problems to go. Tomorrow’s going to be slam-packed with traveling, studying, prepping for the week, and hopefully a visit to the symphony again. Gotta carpe diem with the symphony now because there are only a few weeks left!
Aw, sis is off to Boston. The party looked like it was lots of fun. Party food is always so yummy. 🙂 It’s so nice to see you ‘splurging’ on the weekends. I do the same – it keeps me sane! Good luck to your sis and her bf in Boston!
I’m glad you had a great send off. The burger looks so good – kudos to your dad! And I love magic hat too.
I went oatmeal crazy today, I made your baked oatmeal bars and steel cut oatmeal for the week.
Good luck with getting settled back into another week and I know your classes will go well with all the time studying you have put in.
We think alike on the ‘save to splurge’ philosophy. I save all week to be able to splurge on Saturday evenings; some Saturdays more than others, but all ends up even in a day or so. It’s the best way to live I think! Discipline and reward. 🙂
Have a great rest of the weekend!
Kath, I’m excited for your sister’s move to Boston! I’ve lived here my whole life and am in grad school at Simmons – right up the street from Northeastern. It’s cool just knowing that Kath’s sister will be my neighbor! Wishing her all the best in her new educational pursuits. I hope she likes it here!
Its always so interesting to hear what others’ educational pursuits are….i love hearing abt your classes. What will your sister be studying at NorthEastern?
Glad you had such a good night! The cake looks well worth the splurge 🙂
What a beautiful fun tribute to your sister!
Does your family eat as healthy as you, or only when you visit them and make them healthy dishes?
i love the dress ur sister is wearing :)…and that cake looks fabulous
You’ll have to look for her now that you know what she looks like!
She’s getting a masters in school psychology (it actually might be more than a masters – a specialist degree?)
Well…..they could do a little better 🙂 But they’re health conscious in general. We just all eat too much!
Looks like a fun party! When you come to Boston those of us in the Boston area should do a little meet up if you have the time. It would be so fun! 🙂
Thanks for posting about your well deserved splurge. You show a very realistic approach to life. It also made me feel better about my splurge from last night. I enjoyed every bit of it and I’m not going to allow myself to feel guilty. Back on track today! I’m really learning a lot from you ever since I found your blog about a week ago.
It’s so interesting to see what you describe as a “splurge”. Not saying it is bad or anything but it just goes to show how everyone is different. Other people’s idea of a splurge is much more than that, others less. Kudos to you though for not feeling guilty for eating normal food at a normal summer BBQ.
Kath I can totally realte with the dads burger thing. I dont care much for the taste of red meat (or most meats in general) but I LOVE my dads burgers they are perfect. Isnt it funny how people become so attatched to the foods they grew up with! 😛
Kath, I’ll for sure be on the lookout! And if by chance I do run into her, I’ll introduce myself as a dedicated KERF reader. Hopefully she won’t think I’m nuts! 🙂
Kelly T says
beatrice- i agree. thats pretty much normal for me. not the types of food of course (i dont make BBQ food for myself every day and i dont like cake) but the nibbles off the appetizers is definately not what i would consider too much for myself.