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We’re watching Hot Tub Time Machine – have you see this movie?


Three friends go back to 1986 to relive their best years – via a hot tube time machine.  It’s pretty funny, actually.  But obviously ridiculous!


Earlier, Kath + Matt joined the Husband, Nick, and I on a walk around the neighborhood with James. 


And stopped for ice cream!  I got a kid size portion of Imagine Whirled Peace – I didn’t bring my camera on the walk though so here’s the evidence.  Imagine what it really looked like.


Came home and watched televisions shows such as The Real Housewives of New Jersey…  We were all pretty tired and zoned out.  🙂


At one point, I made Kath and the Husband snacks and told Matt (the bakery owner) that my sourdough was too hard to eat.  He suggested that I try to make croutons.


I’ve never made croutons before but I was assured it was simple – cut the hard bread, toss in olive oil and salt, bake, and cool.


Crouton fail.


(I broiled them and walked away.  They were literally on fire at one point.)


Dinner instead consisted of a salad with Athenos feta, tomato, and sesame-seed covered almonds.  With FRESH bread and Earth Balance.




And more almonds with a nectarine. 


Back to the movie!


Have a wonderful Sunday.  😉



  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is July 18, 2010, 8:48 pm

    I often burn croutons – you really have to watch!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) July 18, 2010, 8:51 pm

    They were just charbroiled 🙂

  • PhillyGirlRuns July 18, 2010, 8:53 pm

    I actually really liked Hot Tub Time Machine – it was pretty much exactly what I expected from a movie called Hot Tub Time Machine 🙂

  • Madeline @ greensandjeans July 18, 2010, 8:55 pm

    I make croutons all of the time. 425 degree oven, 30 minutes, lots of olive oil and seasoning and you’re good to go!

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner July 18, 2010, 8:56 pm

    Love Ben and Jerry’s, sounds fun!

  • Heather July 18, 2010, 8:57 pm

    I’m working my way through all of the Ben & Jerry’s flavor, and so far, hands down, the Imagine Whirled Peace is my favorite, oh so good!

  • Caitlyn July 18, 2010, 9:00 pm

    Don’t worry about the crutons, I’ve burnt and undercooked food so many times it’s shameful!! I like to think that it makes my time in the kitchen a little more exciting!

  • Exercise and Eat July 18, 2010, 9:12 pm

    Making croutons is an art!

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews July 18, 2010, 9:13 pm

    Where do you get sesame seed covered almonds? They look good!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) July 18, 2010, 9:23 pm

    Yeah, croutons are definitely a food you can’t walk away from! My husband did that yesterday! I will check out that movie. Another funny one we saw not too long ago was Black Dynamite! That movie was crazy! Have a great evening!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing July 18, 2010, 9:29 pm

    Ben and Jerry’s is the BEST!

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans July 18, 2010, 9:29 pm

    You’ve done a great job with decorating…just look at how comfy everyone looks while they are hanging out? Thats the mark of a truly well planned home in my opinion!

  • Jill@MySoCalledHealthLife July 18, 2010, 9:30 pm

    Can’t wait to hear what you have to say about the movie, I have heard good and bad things.

    Also Imagine Whirled Peace is my SECOND favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor. I just discovered my first, Oatmeal Cookie Chunk. OMG YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT!!! It’s cinnamon ice cream (the best invention ever) with oatmeal cookies and chocolate chunks. It is honestly like heaven on earth.

  • jenny in new york July 18, 2010, 9:53 pm

    that movie looked so funny. i love john cusack. He’s such a hunk 🙂 haha

  • Ellen@FIrednFabulous July 18, 2010, 10:08 pm

    I wanna see that movie! Dumb movies are just necessary sometimes. Oh omg, I just discovered that flavor of B&J’s the other day. SOOO good. Love the little chocolate peace signs 🙂

  • Anne @thefitbridesmaid July 18, 2010, 10:25 pm

    Hmmm . . trashy TV, Ben & Jerry’s, a movie that was surprisingly entertaining . . . you can come over to my house any time!

  • tanyasdaily July 18, 2010, 10:31 pm

    Your snack looks great,have’t tried those type of almonds.

  • Jordan @ Live a Little Better July 18, 2010, 10:52 pm

    Oh those croutons look yummy! Hehe. I’ve been known to light stuff on fire in the oven…multiple times. And make Pyrex dishes explode under the broiler. Oops.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) July 18, 2010, 11:07 pm

    Happy Sunday! Have fun!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 18, 2010, 11:08 pm

    I am notorious for burning things when broiling them!

  • Heather (heather's dish) July 18, 2010, 11:25 pm

    i wish you’d gotten a picture of the fire-ball croutons…that would have been hilarious! when i was growing up i didn’t know that paper would catch on fire if you put it in the oven (i don’t know how i didn’t know that) and i tried to bake a quesadilla on a paper towel.

    oops 🙂

  • Amy B (Second City Randomness) July 18, 2010, 11:37 pm

    I know it looks goofy- but that seems like the kind of humor I’d like when I’m needing a good laugh… if only Red Box wasn’t taking so long to get it!

  • Lizz @ Leading the Good Life July 19, 2010, 12:09 am

    My family ALWAYS burns the bread! We’ve been known to stand around in the kitchen, set the timer, and then when it beeps just turn it off and continue our conversations without realizing what we’re doing!

    We’ve figured out that my brother-in-law is the only one with a good enough attention span to stand in front of the oven and actually WATCH the bread. So whether he likes it or not, at every holiday, this is his responsibility. 🙂

    • caitlin July 19, 2010, 11:39 am

      hahah that’s cute.

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write July 19, 2010, 12:19 am

    Lol. I’m not sure why, but the vision of your croutons on fire in your oven absolutely cracked me up lol.

  • Mama Pea July 19, 2010, 12:22 am

    Pea Daddy has been bugging me to see that movie. Grr… I hope he doesn’t read your blog 🙂

  • elaine! July 19, 2010, 12:27 am

    It’s hardly healthy, but the best way to make croutons is to cut them pretty large and sautee them on the stovetop in gobs and gobs and gobs of pure butter! It’s especially tasty with fresh bread, because then they’re kinda chewy. Mmmm. Great on homemade caesar.

    • caitlin July 19, 2010, 11:40 am

      might not be healthy but it sounds pretty epic!

  • Megan (Braise The Roof) July 19, 2010, 12:35 am

    Those almonds are so good- I’m not surprised that you went back for more! Welcome to Trader Joe’s obsession. 🙂 I’m pretty sure the employees of my TJ’s are starting to know me by name! (I’ve been there 3 times in the past week. It’s sick, I tell you, sick!)

    By the way, I made croutons the other day ( with Ezekial bread and they turned out really, really great- check them out! (and I made them vegan, which the husband might appreciate!)

  • Jolene ( July 19, 2010, 12:49 am

    LOL – they were on fire!!! Hehe!! Love that. I can picture it.

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 19, 2010, 2:32 am

    Love the crouton fail 😀 I once forgot about some tofu I was baking (for lunch the next day), and remembered it 5hrs after it went in….it was so black and tiny, it looked like rabbit droppings!!

  • Camille July 19, 2010, 2:32 am

    I love that movie! It was one of the funniest movies I have seen of late 🙂

  • Julia @ Brit Bride July 19, 2010, 5:41 am

    You are making me crave feta… which I am sure is their idea!!!


  • Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 19, 2010, 5:44 am

    So you are human after all! Glad to see other people have kitchen failures too!

  • Rosey Rebecca July 19, 2010, 7:09 am

    I burn things in the broiler all the time.

    I heard that movie was completely ridiculous! Hope you enjoyed it. 🙂

    Imagine Whirled Peace is such a fun name for ice cream. I love Ben & Jerry’s!

  • Tina July 19, 2010, 7:24 am

    That movie sounds crazy. And I would have found a way to burn my croutons too. I have such mad kitchen skills its crazy. LOL

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie July 19, 2010, 7:48 am

    haha I suck at using the broiler. I try to just turn the oven hot and set the timer at a minute at a time. haha

  • Emily Lou July 19, 2010, 8:04 am

    I rarely have enough patience to do a good “broil job,” so I’ve learned to make good croutons just using the oven or even toasting the bread on the stove.

    P.S. I saw the jam you gave to Kath. Feel free to send any extra my way! (:

    • caitlin July 19, 2010, 11:42 am

      It’s gloppy! I over cooked it. 🙁

  • Kristy July 19, 2010, 8:36 am

    Don’t put non-stick foil on the grill with oil = INSTANT HUGE FIRE 🙂 Those almonds look so fun!

  • Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt July 19, 2010, 8:41 am

    The movie was really funny! Much better than I would ever think it to be. 🙂

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman July 19, 2010, 8:45 am

    Oh yeah, broiling is tricky. There’s about one second between perfectly fine and totally burnt. Whenever I make croutons I just bake them at a high temp.

  • sarah k. July 19, 2010, 9:08 am

    i never use the broiler because i always burn things! i make croutons with canola oil & seasonings (canola oil seems to not burn as fast on croutons), and then bake them for 10-15 min on 375. be sure to stir/flip them every 5 minutes to prevent burning. and don’t worry if they aren’t super hard when you take them out… they harden a little as they cool. 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 19, 2010, 9:14 am

    Ahh your poor croutons! Once I tried to make toast with melted cheese on top… and I ended up setting my toaster oven on fire. Whoops! 😛

  • Heather July 19, 2010, 9:19 am

    Good Morning~ do you have the blueberry jam recipe that Kath was eating yesterday it looked yummie!

  • Shauna July 19, 2010, 9:46 am

    I loved the way you described how you burnt your croutons. You’re awesome.

    • caitlin July 19, 2010, 11:44 am

      No, you’re awesome!

  • Joanne July 19, 2010, 10:08 am

    It must have been one of those weekends, I burned my tortilla on Saturday as well. It looks a whole lot worse than your croutons and the toaster STILL smells. 🙁

  • Wei-Wei July 19, 2010, 10:38 am

    I’m not a fan of croutons, unfortunately. But our house often ends up with stale bread so I guess that’s one way of using it up! BTW Did you know that French Toast was really only supposed to be made with stale, leftover bread? I don’t know about hard bread, though. Maybe the egging and grilling makes hard bread softer?


    • caitlin July 19, 2010, 11:44 am

      huh, really? i bet it would taste good – i love crusty and hard bread.

  • Janet July 19, 2010, 10:51 am

    I make homemade croutons every week! The best is to cube your bread in small cubes, spray with EVOO and salt. Bake for 20 mins at 325 degrees! Perfectly crispy and salty!

  • Maura July 19, 2010, 11:12 am

    Haha, I love that picture with everyone on the couch. It definitely captures a “moment” haha Those almonds look great! I might have to pick some up next time I go to the store!

  • AngelaOSG July 19, 2010, 11:36 am

    haha omg I laughed so hard that your croutons were on fire. I think I do that like once a week with some type of dish. Good times!

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story July 19, 2010, 12:26 pm

    That was such a funny movie. Sorry about the crouton fail! Yikes. :/

  • Penny July 19, 2010, 2:31 pm

    I always find that the “easiest” things to make are also the “easiest” things to ruin. It never fails for me when I make a recipe that someone calls easy I walk away and burn it. I guess my lesson is I need to stop walking away from the kitchen when I am cooking;)

  • M July 19, 2010, 3:14 pm

    I saw you got exited on twitter….
    my guess is it’s Oprah or some other big talk show or news show….if so (or whatever it is!) CONGRATS on your exciting thing!!! 😉

    • caitlin July 19, 2010, 3:16 pm

      bah thank youuuuu! it’s not oprah 🙂 but its good! VERY good. even better than o!

  • Brandy @ Simply Fit Mama July 19, 2010, 9:05 pm

    I wrote a quick recipe for homemade croutons
    Easy.. low heat no broil…or fire! 🙂

    I’m adding the movie to my list..I love funny movies!

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