^^I’ve been putting all kinds of things on Snapchat (you can find me at @Katheats)! It’s kind of a throw-back to the old KERF of hourly life updates 🙂 Super fun!
Hope your day is off to a sunny start and you’ve filled up on a healthy breakfast 🙂 Here are some real food meals for ya!
Lots of sunshine yellow on this plate with mango, my perfect scrambled eggs, and buttered toast!
This breakfast has more eggs, toast with butter and jam and apple slices. Best served with some good magazines!
And finally, fried egg (as per Mazen’s request!) with raspberry swirl bread and grapes. Clearly I’m on an egg + toast + fruit kick this week!
THIS scent is amazing! I first bought it for Mazen as bubble bath at Whole Foods, but now I use it for my own body wash as well.
I went over to Sarah’s for lunch one day last week, and we feasted on a bunch of leftovers from Easter.
Back at home, on another day I had a baby kale salad with stinky cheese, smoked salmon and avocado. Three rich foods on top of one light one!
Thirdly, lunch from the Whole Foods hot bar. Lazy girl lunch! I love their tamales, and that bean enchilada was so good too! Served over garlicky kale, with which I have a love/hate relationship…
I always have a La Croix with lunch. I drink tea all winter and sparkling water all summer!
This is a yummy taco salad with rice, beans, avocado, cheese and chips. (Greens on the bottom!) Mexican bowls like this are my favorite kind of dinners, so I really need to be making them more often.
This dinner was kale salad with leftover baked mac and cheese. Plus a glass of vino!!
And finally, Mediterranean frittata from Cook Smarts with a ham biscuit from Easter. The frittata was packed with cauliflower, peppers and sun-dried tomatoes, and the ham biscuit was homemade by my friend Lynsie!
P.S. Mazen’s teacher sent me this photo of him writing his last name, as they are learning to trace letters and spell. Good thing he likes a challenge!
Jennifer H. says
Oh! Maybe off-topic, but I got married last year, kept my name, and have been wondering what to do if/when we have a kid. I’m torn on hyphenation (my name + husband’s name = A MOUTHFUL) but this was a good reminder that even pre-schoolers can learn and adapt and figure it out. Thanks!
It seems like the fair thing to do, and I’m sure there are pros and cons to every option. Even more so now I’m very glad we hypenated.
I kept my name when I married as well. I love my last name and think it’s so silly to expect the woman to change her name and not the man! We hyphenated our daughters name as well when she was born as it didn’t seem fair to expect the woman to drop her name when she’s the one who grows the child and gave birth! We kept my daughters first and middle names shorter to make up for the longer last name of “Swanson-Hanna”.
my husband hyphenated. so our children will all have the combined names, just like mom + dad. not all men are close minded.
My husband and I hyphenated our last names. We are just as much each others family so why choose?
I know this can be a sensitive topic and I am on the other side (taking my husbands name) but I’m seriously curious about this: what do hyphenated kids do once they marry? Do people typically hyphenate their hyphenated names? I guess I just wonder how this works over generations…
I think it’s just up to each kid. They’ll figure something out! Maybe they’ll take their wife’s name!? I think it’s cool to be creative with your name instead of just doing what history has done. I’ve heard of couple’s creating a new name or even making a hybrid of their names. I think the trend is just to keep the birth name though, so maybe a hyphenated man’s wife would just keep hers.
Good point. But then what about their child??
Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) says
I kept my last name but I think when the time comes I’ll be okay with giving my children their fathers last name. Mostly out of tradition. I’m not worried that my kids won’t know who their mother is just because we don’t have the same last name but who knows! I’m open to hyphenating too.
I have a hyphenated last name thanks to my parents. They each kept their own a names and gave us kids two with a hyphen. It was truly a pain growing up, and frankly, it still is now; it’s also now more part of my identity. That said, and because my identity is more fully formed as an adult, I will absolutely take a husband’s last name when I get married some day. I think it’s special for a family to have one shared last name and I wouldn’t want to give my kids that headache. There are other ways to maintain identity and create family culture.
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More says
I keep meaning to pick up some la croix and keep forgetting! Sparkling water is so fun! 🙂
I just joined snapchat (i’m still figuring it out) and while not sure how much I’ll actually use it, it’ll hopefully be fun to see what everyone else is up to!
emily s. says
LaCroix grapefruit is my favorite! I can’t even bring myself to try the other flavors…However, I recently realized I should probably buy a new cartridge for my SodaStream and just use that to make sparkly drinks this summer (probably more financially sound at the rate I drink those cans). Have you tried the SodaStream before?
Just started following you on Snapchat a few days ago…such a fun little app! It’s so cute how Mazen likes to ham it up for the camera. My sons are the same way…we spent about 15 minutes yesterday putting dog and cop filters on their faces 🙂
I haven’t ever tried a sodastream, but I should. Matt used to make whole kegs of sparkling water but now that those won’t be at my fingertips..
I have a sodastream and it’s my most used kitchen item. I use it minimum twice a day, and drink so much water because of it. And I just carbonate plain tap water. They even have dishwasher safe bottles to make things easier. They also have an exchange program for the carbon dioxide tanks so you can get them at a discount and minimize waste.
I will definitely look into it! Do you think it’s easy to store out of sight and bring up when needed?
Definitely doable. It’s narrow but tall, so if you have the storage space shouldn’t be an issue. Doesn’t require electricity so it’s easy to move around.
Oh that’s great about no electricity!
Another vote for the Sodastream! Sparkling water all day every day!
Try the coconut LaCroix! It’s my favorite and is also good with vodka and a splash of lime.
Lisa C says
I like Lately posts! You always Inspire me with your great salads.
Hi Kath- Snapchat is such a great platform! Glad to read you are having fun with it.
Quick question for you: I just returned home from my dream of traveling around the world long term and fell in love with sparkling water while in Europe! I’ve just been buying the plain unflavored stuff because I assumed the flavored was full of things I didn’t want to be drinking. Is La Croix the way to go? Thanks!
There isn’t any sugar or sweeteners – just natural flavors. They are delicious!
I love La Croix as well but the only downside is that these sparkling waters aren’t good for teeth re: enamel 🙁
[email protected] says
I am loving the Cran-Raspberry La Croix right now! It is the perfect summery sweet drink.
Haha! Stinky cheese…not sure what kind of cheese that is but it made me laugh. Could be soon many of the cheeses that I eat, having a lot of French influence in my upbringing I’ve actually come to think that the stink is not bad and actually puts a smile on my face as it brings good memories of family suppers.
I like how you phrase it about Mazen liking a challenge, so cute! 🙂
What is your favorite salad cheese to get from WF?
Any kind of Manchego these days
[email protected] says
Always such inspiring meals missus!!! Question…are you’re meal snaps taken with your phone?
I didn’t think I could get La Croix by me, but I just found out I can order it off of Amazon, hooray! What flavors do you recommend the most? I am a sparkling water fanatic in the summer too!
Coconut!!! Love the orange and cran-rasp too
Kelly Annabelle says
Hi Kath! Your lately posts always make my mouth water! Just curious. How long do you keep leftovers? Easter seems sooo long ago, but maybe some things keep longer than others? When we have leftovers at home, I try to eat them within a couple days, but sometimes that can be tough (especially with some picky eaters in the family!) I hate throwing food away!
Not very long, but Lately posts are always on a bit of a delay, so these were all in the days just after Easter!
Karen Monson says
It’s interesting seeing what names people keep or hyphenate when they are married or have babies. Every woman on both sides of my family has taken her husband’s nane (in-laws too) and I’ve seen a big trend in children’s first names being a woman’s maiden name. I have 4 in my family alone! Several sorority sisters have done this too. In my ethnic group, this is very commonly done as many last names were first names or have become them over the years, so nobody blinks an eye. I’m confident I’ll take my husband’s name one day but I already know what my first born’s name will be.
Cute nails in the bath wash photo! You’re inspiring me to paint mine:) Thanks for sharing!
I have a Soda Stream and make my own La Croix by using regular lime powder (True Lime))) or infusing fruit in the carbonated water. It’s sooo good!