Friends + Felines

June 27, 2012


Tonight we were invited over to our friends Meredith + Garrick’s for dinner! And what a fun surprise – they just became parents to two adorable little kittens!!!



Check out the shelf I can create by pushing out the bump!


Is it weird that holding these kittens made me really excited to hold my little baby!?


Do we flock to orange cats or what!? Even Mr. Allergic couldn’t resist holding them at arm’s reach : )


Sweet kitty mewing:

And a hilarious clip of Cubby playing with the plant!

Meredith + Garrick just re-did their kitchen and cooked up quite the impressive dinner –


Homemade mussels in a cream sauce


A gorgeous chicken and pasta bake


And a green salad!


Totally delicious!


And for dessert….a special cheesecake from our new pastry bakery in town! Matt and I shared this honkin’ slice.



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1 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 27, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Those kittens are SO adorable! And seriously, what’s with you guys and orange cats? 😉


2 Sana June 27, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Lol orange cats do love you guys :)


3 Molly @ RDexposed June 27, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I always held my beagle like a baby on my hip! Hahaha


4 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! June 27, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Aww those kittens are adorable! They remind me of my kitten! I miss him so much!


5 Allie@LiveLaughEat June 27, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Mussels!! I’ve been cuh-raving mussels for the longest time. I am NOT a cat person (super allergic), but I have to admit those kittens are adorable.


6 Gretchen June 27, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Awww! I just adopted an orange and white kitty this past weekend. So sweet!!


7 Sarah @ Learning to Feed Yourself June 27, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Oh my gosh!! I don’t think anyone would be able to resist those kittens!! And definitely not that cheesecake either :)


8 briana June 27, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Any chance we could get that pasta bake recipe? Looks amazing!


9 Meredith June 28, 2012 at 10:07 am

It’s from here: I’ve been making it for a while and it’s delish. Although I add more sauce and mozzarella, ~1 jar for the whole recipe and 8 oz mozz for the inside and 8 oz for the top!


10 Elisabeth June 27, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Those are the sweetest little kitties! Orange or grey ones are my favorite, but I’m allergic like Matt, so I just have an outside cat.


11 Brita June 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm

The mewing! So CUTE! I’m not much of a cat person… but mewing gets me every time :)


12 Lindsey June 27, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Too cute! I love orange tabby cats :)


13 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 27, 2012 at 10:11 pm

WHAT an adorable post! my 5 year old just saw this…and wants a kitten :)


14 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 27, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Those kittens are adorable!!! Orange kittens love y’all!!! Those mussels looks fantastic! I’ve never tried to make mussels at home, but I think I need to. Glad you had fun!!


15 Jacqueline June 27, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Those are some of the cutest kittens I’ve ever seen! Love the pictures!!


16 Kelsey June 27, 2012 at 10:43 pm

i’m not really a cat person, but those little guys are adorable! Love the huge eyes!


17 Khushboo June 27, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Not a cat person at all but they are so cute!


18 Joy June 27, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Great Pictures! Super cute kittens!! Makes me want to get another kitten again but I think three cats would be a bit much.


19 Roxanne June 27, 2012 at 11:52 pm

When I saw the first picture with you holding the two kittens, I thought Pumpkin became a parent! LOL


20 erica June 28, 2012 at 2:53 am

the kittens are so cute!!!! love them!


21 j3nn June 28, 2012 at 3:18 am

Awww, kitties!!! So cute. I’ve been craving mussels lately, now I really want some!


22 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 28, 2012 at 4:54 am

The kitties are adorable! They look like the may be Maine coon cats, do you know if they are?


23 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats June 28, 2012 at 5:02 am

Those kittens are too adorable!! And I love that they got two, so they have each other!


24 Lisa @bitesforbabies June 28, 2012 at 5:59 am

I’m not a cat person but they are adorable!!! Btw, mussels..yum!!! Love them! With my first I was craving them and ended up eating about 4 times that amount in one sitting!! Lol!


25 branny June 28, 2012 at 6:02 am

Those are some precious kitten pics. I ALWAYS look for pics of Pumpkin in your posts. Does she love her family as much as she loves you?


26 Mom June 28, 2012 at 6:20 am

Darling kitties. Love the videos!


27 Anna June 28, 2012 at 6:29 am

Kitties!! That poor plant, haha…


28 Katie D. June 28, 2012 at 6:42 am

Orange cats are my favorite and I’ve NEVER had a kitten. So an orange kitten is on the top of my wish list. But with 2 Maine Coon Cats, it will have to wait a while.


29 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh June 28, 2012 at 7:02 am

1) That video of the kitty in the contained grassy knoll was hilarious. I especially love how the other cat’s head pops into frame like “dude, you’ve had way too much catnip!”

2) I want friends like yours who make dinners like that! Yum!


30 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 28, 2012 at 7:08 am

Those kittens are so incredibly cute!! :) Dinner looks amazing!


31 Becka @ simplybecka June 28, 2012 at 7:16 am

You can’t go wrong with posting pictures of cute kittens how sweet! Fun videos too.


32 Laura and Denise June 28, 2012 at 7:20 am

Kittens, pasta, and cheesecake…sounds like a perfect night to me :)


33 TinaD June 28, 2012 at 7:22 am

What’s the new bakery in town?


34 KathEats June 28, 2012 at 8:16 am

Paradox Bakery in the Glass Building


35 TinaD June 28, 2012 at 8:52 am

That’s what I was thinking. I’m looking forward to checking them out. I believe it is owned by a current or maybe former trainer at ACAC.


36 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles June 28, 2012 at 7:43 am

You’re right- orange cats just flock to the two of you! :) It’s cute!


37 Katie June 28, 2012 at 7:47 am

This post made me smile this morning. From the first picture, I thought maybe you and Matt had decided you needed Pumpkin (or two) of your own. Do you guys ever think about having a pet? Once again you are looking fabulous.


38 KathEats June 28, 2012 at 8:15 am

I want a cat (he’s allergic) and he wants a dog (I used to be terrified of dogs…still overcoming) but neither of us feel so strongly that we are going to get one in the near future. Maybe when our kid (kids) are older


39 KathEats June 28, 2012 at 8:15 am

Plus we have our neighbor cats to play with!


40 Katie June 28, 2012 at 8:31 am

I thought that you had said Matt was allergic to cats. We currently don’t have any pets and our kids are 5 and 6, although they have a few ideas about what kind of pet they would like… dalmation, fish, snake, rabbit just to name a few. We had both a dog and a cat at one point, the cat died before kids and our beagle died about 3 years ago. I grew up in the country with outside animals, so indoor pets and the hair and other messes were hard for me to get used to. Having neighbor cats to plus with sounds like it works perfectly for you right now.


41 KathEats June 28, 2012 at 8:36 am

He is!


42 Candice June 28, 2012 at 7:48 am

They look just like my orange kitty when she was a kitten! So cute!


43 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 28, 2012 at 7:49 am

Ginger cats remind me of my grandmother…they migrated to her too! Dinner looks awesome! Cheesecake with fresh berries…yum! Nice evening!


44 Angela June 28, 2012 at 8:07 am

Where did ou get your maternity shirts? I only have te really wide at the bottom kind and would love some like you have!! ( I’m 25 weeks — with a boy!)


45 KathEats June 28, 2012 at 8:14 am

They are almost all from Motherhood or Old Navy


46 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 28, 2012 at 8:19 am

I don’t really like cats but those kittens are so adorable!


47 Angel7 June 28, 2012 at 8:24 am

They are such cute kittens!

Great dinner! Baby Younger-Monson is probably still enjoying good eats :)


48 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 28, 2012 at 8:26 am

The pasta bake looks great. Adorable kitties.


49 Jen June 28, 2012 at 8:42 am

So cute! We love cats. I hope when he have a kid, he/she isn’t allergic! We have FOUR, and two dogs that think they’re cats, hehe. Mmm, that dinner looks delightful.


50 Lindsay June 28, 2012 at 9:08 am

Those are the cutest kittens! Maybe I’m just partial to orange cats since ours is as well but they sure are cute!


51 Kelly ( June 28, 2012 at 9:21 am

What cuties!


52 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 28, 2012 at 9:24 am

Haha they’re like miniature Pumpkins! And that pasta looks great! What kind of pasta did you use?


53 Cait's Plate June 28, 2012 at 9:46 am

Oh my gosh those kittens are SO adorable!!

And that chicken and pasta bake doesn’t look half bad either 😉 What a fun night!


54 Johanna B June 28, 2012 at 9:47 am

I would imagine that everything you do makes you look forward to holding your own sweet little one. I still love babies.


55 Meredith June 28, 2012 at 9:55 am

Awww, your pics of our babies are so awesome! Come play anytime :-) I’m glad you enjoyed dinner, thanks for bringing the bread and scuffins!


56 Rachel C June 28, 2012 at 10:02 am

Those kittens are simply wonderful!! I love orange cats so much and they really seem to love you too. What a wonderful evening. :)


57 Rachel June 28, 2012 at 10:14 am

omg those kittens are adorable!


58 Allison June 28, 2012 at 10:43 am

I love orange cats! LOVE THEM! But my son is allergic (to all of them not just orange ones) so we had to give ours away.


59 Emily @Emily's Olives June 28, 2012 at 10:48 am

kittens + mussels = best post ever.


60 Diane June 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Those kittens are so cute and the food looks amazing. I was just thinking that it might be a little more stressful to have a food blogger over for dinner, knowing my food would be posted.


61 Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 28, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Any chance you can get us the recipe for that chicken & pasta bake? Because it looks fantastic!


62 KathEats June 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm

She pasted it in another comment!


63 Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 28, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Oh, wow, how did I miss that? Thanks!! :)


64 Lisa Eirene (@LisaEirene) June 28, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Oh my god! Those kittens are adorable! My friend adopted a teeny tiny orange and white kitten–so small he fit in my palm–and he grew up to be the biggest cat I have ever seen. We think he’s got some Manecoon in him.


65 Sandi June 28, 2012 at 3:34 pm

“Come sit on my shelf!” So adorable! You’re going to be a great mom :)


66 Randy June 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Wonder if the kitties are related to Pumpkin? :) They both are so adorable and I really like Pumpkin too.

Do you know the sex of the two new kitties? A female orange cat is quite rare, only about 20% of newborn orange kitties are female.


67 KathEats June 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm

One was a boy and one was a girl


68 Micky June 28, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Awww, too cute! I love orange and white cats! I have one (he is my second orange and white cat) and I have found them to be the most sweet and loving cats. Also, I always look forward to your posts with Pumpkin in them! :)


69 Morgan @ moments of mmm June 29, 2012 at 12:07 am

What kind of camera are you using for the videos here? I love the range of depth it gives to video! Looks very artsy :)


70 KathEats June 29, 2012 at 6:02 am

I just got a Canon 5D! The video is incredible.


71 Bek @ Crave July 7, 2012 at 1:27 am

Oh they are just the cutest kitties! I want!


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