Monday, July 25, 2011

Rounding Third and Heading for HOME!

Two and a half days till we are back in Cincinnati! I'm so anxious to see my family! My cousin is getting married on Friday, and I know the wedding will be a blast. Then we are taking a Greyhound bus to Greenville, SC for some quality time with Brent's fam. I'm pretty much delirious with excitement!

This will probably be my last post before we leave, so in a fashion similar to my Christmas "Catch All," here's a final slew of pictures.

Girls Night

A few weekends ago, Brent and Nate had a Friday work-sponsored event, so Jenn and I decided it would be the perfect occasion to host a girls movie night. I invited several friends over to our apartment, and we had such a fun time! I made smokey corn and black bean pizza, and these guiltless chocolate muffins.

Of course, what movie night would be complete without some movie candy? We watched Charade, a 1963 classic starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. It was fun to host a little "mini-party" for the girls. I've really missed all the entertaining we used to do in Cincy!

Camana Bay

Last weekend Brent and I went to see Horrible Bosses at the Camana Bay theater. We got there a little early so we decided to climb the observation tower again.

We were just in time to catch this amazing sunset!

After the movie we went to Haagen-Dazs to split a three-scooper. We got Baileys, Cappuccino Caramel Truffle, and Pralines & Cream. Heaven in my mouth.

Cooking in the Kitchen with Katie

Back by popular demand (not really, but I thought I would share anyway :), here's some recent recipes I've tried.

For this Banana Bread French Toast, you make the banana bread first, let it cool completely, and then dip it in batter to make french toast. It's a pretty healthy french toast too - only 196 calories for two slices. I made two mini loaves of the banana bread and turned one into french toast and gave the other to Jenn.

photography credit: JSS

I got this recipe for Turkey Meatloaf with Feta and Sun-dried Tomatoes from my long-time friend Allison Achberger. I've made it twice now - it's a big hit with Brent! The mac and cheese next to this is left over from a BBQ potluck (recipe from Mary Gaertner).

Haha, this next one is "Cooking in the Kitchen with Brenty." For Walter's birthday (July 5 - why didn't anyone send presents?) he bought home a special treat - canned food! Walter's been apathetic about eating recently, so Brent thought some canned food would mix things up. He has a special concoction with about 1/5 a can and 2-1/2 cups dry dog'll have to ask him for the exact recipe. When I was taking pictures of the meatloaf, he made me get a shot of Walter's feast too...oh, he makes me laugh :)

Other good recipes I've made recently (but no pictures):
Chewy Low Fat Banana Nut Oatmeal Cookies
Banana Berry Muffins

That's it for now. Stay tuned for lots of pictures from the States once we get back!


  1. you are beautiful :) have SO much fun at the wedding & being back with family in your favorite states!

  2. yum! think i'll try some of these!

  3. Katie, you didn't say...did Walter like the special treat? We can't wait to see you! Have a great time at the wedding!!! Love to all!

  4. love that you are posting recipes! But I hate that a lot of them include bananas!

  5. Anytime I miss bits of Cayman I come back to your blog for photos. I love Caymana Bay, especially the lookout tower. Keep up the great photos!