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Thank you so much for your suggestions on freezable, kid-friendly meals for my neighbor and her family!  They need a helping hand so I’m going to try to make a dish each week for them. 


I ended up making this wonderful Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower, suggested by Jessica.  I doubled the recipe and made two large casseroles and one smaller one.  We’ll keep one of the larger ones, and I sent the other two over to my neighbor.


I let you know it tastes tomorrow, but I’m thinking its going to be good – ooey and gooey and cheesy perfection.


My afternoon was consumed by cooking and gardening.  A pretty nice Sunday (especially a long weekend Sunday!) if you ask me.


I grabbed a strawberry/banana protein smoothie from a local place called Carolina Smoothie.


I also tried out Angela’s 5 Ingredient No Bake Vegan Date Squares.  If you love dates, you will love these squares.  They were SO easy to make and tasted delicious straight from the freezer.  I’ll be picking at these all night long, I suspect.


Dinner was delicious, too (yes, I ate dessert first).  Spinach, quinoa, white kidney beans, tomatoes, and got cheese with a drizzle of creamy balsamic.  So good.  A perfect summer dinner, if you ask me!



The Husband and I broke our TV Diet (1 hour a day) to watch The King’s Speech while we ate dinner.  It was a FANTASTIC movie.   It’s about George VI of England, who reigned during WWII, and his struggles with stammering.  We especially love to watch British-themed movies in this household because the Husband is English.


And, in other news, I just spent 10 minutes watching Mishka the talking dog videos on YouTube.  Save me from myself.

I luv you too.


  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out May 29, 2011, 8:46 pm

    Okay, now I’m watching it, too. So cute!!

  • Luv What You Do May 29, 2011, 8:49 pm

    Thanks for the casserole idea! All of my friends are having babies this summer and I am planning to drop off meals.

  • Lacey @ Lake Life May 29, 2011, 9:01 pm

    I saw a mac n cheese recipe with cauliflower on Rachael Ray’s “Week in a Day” show this weekend and have it on my “to try” list. I also saw Hungry Girl make a “I can’t believe it’s not potato salad” with cauliflower. It’s such a versatile veg 🙂

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans May 29, 2011, 9:07 pm

    How nice of you to make dinner for your neighbors. The casserole look great!

    • Bizzle May 29, 2011, 9:14 pm

      You are so brave (and awesome) for making something for your neighbors without knowing if it is a good recipe. I would be a basket case! Well, maybe that’s overstating, but still. I’m sure it is delicious.

  • Patti Bevans May 29, 2011, 9:15 pm

    What a nice neighbor you are! My 2 little boys are 3 1/2 and 5. life is a bit more manageable now but when they were 2 and 3 I would have died for anyone – friend, family, neighbor make me ANYTHING….Once! Let alone regularly. Being a mom is really hard and I swear 2 little boys close in age is extra hard!Theyre blessed to have a caring neighbor like you.

    • Caitlin May 30, 2011, 10:05 am

      Aw I would have cooked you something 🙂 You should like a dedicated mama.

  • courtney @ the granola chronicles May 29, 2011, 9:29 pm

    Sounds like you picked a good casserole! I still haven’t seen The King’s Speech but have been wanting to so badly! Enjoy your night, Caitlin. 🙂

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 29, 2011, 9:30 pm

    love the review of angela’s date squares…i am traveling but when im back home in my kitch, I have had my eye on those for awhile and now i know i MUST make them 🙂

    • Amber K May 30, 2011, 12:20 pm

      You will not be disappointed. They are sooo good!

  • Baking 'n' Books May 29, 2011, 9:48 pm

    Those squares came out so good! I was wondering what the movie was like…heard mixed stuff.

    Why did you make meals for your neighbors may I ask?

    • Caitlin May 30, 2011, 10:05 am

      I’ll probably blog about it later this week – she’s have a serious health problem.

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 29, 2011, 9:50 pm

    LOOOOVE that video.
    And that mac and cheese looks really good!

  • Parita May 29, 2011, 9:51 pm

    You are such a good person! I’m sure your neighbors really appreciate your kind gesture. 🙂

  • Ellen May 29, 2011, 10:01 pm

    Rented the King’s Speech to watch tonight too! I have heard only good things about. Can’t wait, but now I want bars to go with. haha

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen May 29, 2011, 10:03 pm

    I showed my husband the video of Mishka saying I love you and now he is trying to teach our dog how to do it. I bet him a year’s worth of chores if he could do it b/c I’m convinced he can’t. So far all he’s taught her to do is whine 🙂

    • Caitlin May 30, 2011, 10:06 am

      I have been trying to teach James to say I love you for months now and whenever I do it, he gets scared like I’m yelling at him.

  • Evan Thomas May 29, 2011, 10:08 pm

    So. Cute.

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 29, 2011, 10:30 pm

    I love historical British movies too – I find them fascinating!

  • Katherine May 29, 2011, 10:38 pm

    That was the best video EVER!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 29, 2011, 10:46 pm

    Those casseroles look delicious! What a great way to sneak veggies into kids 🙂

  • E May 29, 2011, 11:27 pm

    I saw King’s Speech at the theatre and loved it! I love all historical movies 🙂

  • Alyssa May 29, 2011, 11:30 pm

    It is SO nice and thoughtful of you to make some dinners for your neighbors! Good practice for the future 🙂

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss May 29, 2011, 11:34 pm

    Those bars look a lot like something my mom and I make only they’re probably much healthier. Yum!!

  • Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free May 30, 2011, 12:41 am

    I keep seeing those bars pop up everywhere in blog land I’ll have to try them! I also wanted to say thanks for having such an awesome race page! Last night before my half marathon I read all your race recaps to get me pumped for my own!

  • Marina May 30, 2011, 1:16 am

    That’s really nice of you, to help your neighbors. I’m sure they will love the casserole 🙂
    That dog is the cutest :))

  • Khushboo May 30, 2011, 1:26 am

    That’s so nice to help your neighbors out like that! Random acts of kindness (as opposed to just over birthdays/holidays) are always so appreciated! I made a delicious brocolli and cheddar risotto which is totally easy and child-friendly! If you would like the recipe, lemme know and I’ll email it you 🙂

  • Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East May 30, 2011, 6:30 am

    So nice of you to make dinner for your neighbors. It looks delicious!

  • Juani May 30, 2011, 6:49 am

    My boyfriend stutters quite badly,and although it sometimes causes things to take much longer to do (like ordering food in a restaurant) I wouldn’t change him for the world,and he doesn’t let it get to him.I’ve been wanting to watch this movie,and since you thought it was really good,I’m going to go ahead and watch it this weekend.

    PS.that casserole looks yummy,I’m going to have to make it.

    • Caitlin May 30, 2011, 10:06 am

      <3 you are a good girlfriend!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 30, 2011, 7:57 am

    I made Angela’s date squares a few weeks ago and I devoured them! I guarantee they will not last you longer than 2-3 days. 😉

  • Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 30, 2011, 8:28 am

    I think the kids will love the mac n’ cheese. I know I would 😉

    I loved the King’s Speech too. It was funny, touching and historical. My favorite kind of film!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg May 30, 2011, 8:54 am

    That mac/cheese bake sounds like a good meal!

    And I think of tv shows and movies as different things — so I don’t even see that as you breaking your rules, but that is just me!

  • Fit Chick Britt May 30, 2011, 9:00 am

    Yum! That casserole sounds like something my hubby would like. That dog is too cute. Are their more videos of it on you tube?

    • Caitlin May 30, 2011, 10:07 am

      Yup she has a channel on YouTube with like, 300 movies.

  • The Teenage Taste May 30, 2011, 9:25 am

    Aw, Caitlin. You are so nice! I am sure your neighbors appreciate it!
    Happy Memorial Day! 😀

  • Courtney May 30, 2011, 10:10 am

    LOL. I watched Mishka for a while last night,too. Then it turned into watching the OMG cats….At least I wasn’t the only one. 🙂

  • Jessica May 30, 2011, 10:41 am

    The mac and cheese looks great! Hope everyone enjoys it!

    Also, “Carolina Smoothie” made me smile…I grew up in NC and lived in Raleigh until October of last year. Trying out the city for a while, but I’m pretty sure I’ll always be a southern girl at heart 🙂

  • Amber K May 30, 2011, 12:18 pm

    Yeah those date squares are sinfully delicious!! I had to give the rest of them away because I would have eaten the entire recipe they were so good. Definitely can’t make those again unless I’m taking them somewhere.

  • Allison @ Happy Tales May 30, 2011, 12:39 pm

    OMG I saw a video of that dog a while back, i didn’t realize there were *more.* looooove it!

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