Homebody

November 13, 2011

I love hanging out at home. So cozy and convenient. I have traveled so much in the past 2 years that I really really appreciate weekends at home – and this one was just that!

We didn’t do much of anything all afternoon. I watched some great HGTV!

To spice up the night, we had a great Sunday chicken dinner.

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I picked up two chicken legs from Davis Creek Farm at the farmer’s market this weekend. We pan-seared them, dumped on a boat load of Dr. Pete’s Praline Mustard Glaze and then oven-finished them for another 15 minutes or so at 400*.

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Matt reduced the sauce on the stovetop while the chicken rested. This is his favorite culinary technique and he does it almost every time he cooks! Just remove food and set sauce pan to high and let it bubble down until it’s nice and thick. This was kind of like having a caramel chicken : )

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We served the chicken with a mix of bok choy and broccoli steamed in a mango chutney I had on hand.

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And a hunk of Dakota! Hunks are bread are better than slices.

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Although clearly somebody else sure likes slices!

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Matt and I are settling down with a movie – “On The Waterfront” (from 1954 – I know nothing about it) and this box of chocolates. Well not the whole box – just a taste. I’m not complaining, but I’m also not sure I need to be taste-testing sweets so often. [These are an OpenSky possibility.] I have to try them to give an honest review right!? They sure look good!

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Hope y’all have a wonderful week ahead. Better start planning Thanksgiving menus soon!

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1 gloria schiralli November 13, 2011 at 7:59 pm

The broccoli spinach sautee looks soo yummy!

Enjoy the rest of your night :)

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2 Angel7 November 13, 2011 at 8:17 pm

I just love broccoli!

We went to Great Harvest last night. Unfortunately, they were sold out of the Dakota bread. However, we got the Popeye bread, which we love. Next time, we will make sure that we try the Dakota bread.

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3 KathEats November 13, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Popeye is goooood!

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4 Hillary November 13, 2011 at 8:18 pm

On the Waterfront is such a great, great movie. Oh, Brando. You were so dreamy.

Enjoy!

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5 KathEats November 13, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Dreamy indeed! But his character is kind of a jerk!

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6 Anne November 14, 2011 at 4:12 am

You do understand why he appears jerk-ish right?

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7 KathEats November 14, 2011 at 9:06 am

I do now that the movie is over

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8 Jennifer L November 13, 2011 at 8:23 pm

On the Waterfront is such a great movie! It was the first movie I seen Brando in (without knowing anything about him), and I just couldn’t tear my eyes off him. Phenomenal actor. If you watch him in A Streetcar Named Desire (same director), he’s pretty smoldering. Yeah, smoldering.

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9 KathEats November 13, 2011 at 8:44 pm

He is cute!

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10 Amanda November 13, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Those chocolates look so freaking good. I am notorious for taking small bites of them and putting back the ones I don’t like. My family loves it. HA!

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11 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries November 13, 2011 at 8:41 pm

I couldn’t agree more. A weekend at home relaxing and hanging out make some of my favorite weekends! Those chocolates look so good… now I’m craving some!

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12 melon54 November 13, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Parts of On The Waterfront were filmed in Hoboken, NJ where my mom grew up. My uncle and she played hooky to watch the filming! One of the greatest movie lines of all time is spoken in the movie. I grew up in Hudson County, (Hoboken is in that county) so some of the events in the movie are very familiar to me !

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13 KathEats November 13, 2011 at 9:51 pm

What’s the line?! We just finished the movie

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14 melon54 November 13, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Oops, forgot to click reply. My actual reply is down on the bottom.

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15 lynda @ healthy hoboken girl November 14, 2011 at 7:36 am

Living in Hoboken,everyone talks about ‘On the Waterfront’ here. I’m so glad you are familar with Hoboken!!!

Kath, I’m so glad you watched it tonight! When are you coming to NYC or Hoboken? You’re always welcome!

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16 KathEats November 14, 2011 at 9:07 am

I hope I can come sometime!

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17 Carla @Will Run for Health November 13, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I’m so impressed that Matt can make a reduction! My dad regularly blows up coffee in the microwave. The ones that know how to cook are rare. He’s a keeper!

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18 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) November 13, 2011 at 9:04 pm

I can’t believe it’s that time of year again!

Oh and I’m a chunk bread lover…definitely toasted too! I love the crunchy toasted outside with the gooey warm inside!

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19 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn November 13, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Toastyyyybread! Can I please move in and just eat all of your food. Also I’m jealous that it’s probably a million times warmer where you are than where I am. I need that glaze. I think it would go well with my microwaved quinoa, don’t you?

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20 KathEats November 13, 2011 at 9:51 pm

It goes well with EVERYTHING!

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21 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) November 13, 2011 at 9:15 pm

I am a huge homebody… sometimes to a fault. I just love being at home and relaxing. So nice when you don’t have any immediate to do’s!

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22 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles November 13, 2011 at 9:15 pm

I haven’t had a ‘curl up on the couch’ Sunday afternoon in well…years! Envious! Today was a busy doughnut baking, in-law’s visit/son’s hockey game/dinner kind of day…did manage to squeeze in a walk/run before lunch…keeps me sane! Love the look of the brocolli/bok choy/mango chutney combo! You are always coming up with the most interesting medley’s!

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23 Amy* November 13, 2011 at 9:20 pm

I like hunks of bread better than slices, too.*

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24 Jo November 13, 2011 at 9:20 pm

I coulda been a contender…instead of just a bum!

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25 KathEats November 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm
26 katie @KatieDid November 13, 2011 at 9:29 pm

mmm I much prefer chicken legs to chicken breasts I’ve figured out. And that glaze looks delicious over it!

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27 Jen November 13, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Why do you put the chicken in the oven after pan-frying it? Is it okay to eat if just sauteed in the pan?

There’s nothing wrong with eating a few sweets during the day Kath! You eat healthy the rest of the day so it’s well-balanced :)

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28 KathEats November 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm

You could just saute both sides, but I find the oven cooks the middle faster

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29 Jen November 13, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Yeah, I love sauteing but I find it hard to not “smoke” up the house from the pan heat!

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30 kathleen @ the daily crumb November 13, 2011 at 9:36 pm

that sauce looks fantastic! i’m more of a hunk girl as well (as opposed to slices…), i feel like you get more chew.

have a great evening :)

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31 Gillian G. @ When Bread Is Broken November 13, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Hunks are SO much better than slices. I will glare viciously at people who try to take my end pieces away.

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32 kyla November 13, 2011 at 9:38 pm

On the Waterfront has excellent cinematography! We studied it in a film class once and it’s a great movie. “I coulda been a contender..instead of a bum!”

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33 kaila@ healthy helper blog! November 13, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Haha Matts 3 slices looks like one of my plates!! I love me some bread!

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34 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl November 13, 2011 at 10:01 pm

I think the hunk of bread looks great! Dinner looks great! Dessert looks best. It’d be hard to resist a whole box sitting there… Haha! Hope the movies is good.

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35 Lisa (bakebikeblog) November 13, 2011 at 10:07 pm

mmm those chocolates look delish!

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36 Brandy November 13, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Haha, On The Waterfront reminds me of film school. Great for analytical purposes, but can’t say I’d pick it up for a Sunday night :-P hope you liked it! Scene in the cab is one of the most famous scenes in film history! (end film nerd rant ;-)

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37 Karissa November 13, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Check out the Simpsons episode from tonight all about Foodies and food bloggers!!!

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38 KathEats November 14, 2011 at 9:06 am

I heard and can’t wait to see it!!

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39 Molly @ RDexposed November 13, 2011 at 10:55 pm

I just was presented with a box of chocolate to choose from. I can never remember which chocolates are which. I was able to avoid the gross cherry centered chocolate-ick. Phew!

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40 melon54 November 13, 2011 at 11:07 pm

The line is…”You don’t understand I could’ve had class, I coulda been a contender, I could’ve been somebody… instead of a bum which is what I am”. Personally, I like the line about a one way ticket to Palookavile better.Did you like the movie?
If you are in an old black and white movie mood, you should see “Marty’. In my opinion, an even better movie than On the Waterfront.

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41 KathEats November 14, 2011 at 9:06 am
42 Fallon November 13, 2011 at 11:51 pm

I’ll taste test those chocolates for you! ;)

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43 lynn @ the actor's diet November 13, 2011 at 11:57 pm

i’m such a homebody! even when i’m on vacation i just want to be cuddled up in bed drinking tea.

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44 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 14, 2011 at 12:06 am

The chocolate….oh yum.

Dr. Pete’s Praline Mustard Glaze…every time you post it, I want it! I adore mustards like that.

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45 Khushboo November 14, 2011 at 12:41 am

Taste testing and quality control- that’s a job I wouldn’t say no to :)

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46 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) November 14, 2011 at 1:10 am

Oh my goodness, YES those chocolates look divine! Hope they taste as good as they look. :) You’ll have to have a bite for me too, I’m low-carbing until Wednesday. ;)

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47 Emily @ The Divine Carrot November 14, 2011 at 1:18 am

Sometimes there’s just nothing better than a sty-in movie date night with the hubby…. *domestic bliss* ;)

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48 Sarah Bittorf November 14, 2011 at 4:08 am

I’m a hunk person myself! :-)

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49 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count November 14, 2011 at 4:43 am

The veggies look great. I’ve never tried bok choy but it certainly looks tasty combined with the broccoli!

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50 Irina November 14, 2011 at 7:07 am

totally agree about the chunks vs slices, chunks are so much heartier. Those chocolates look scrumptious.

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51 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 14, 2011 at 7:29 am

Everything look so good! I love hanging at home too :)

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52 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 14, 2011 at 7:31 am

Lately I’ve really appreciated quiet weekends at home too. It can be so nice to just have an empty schedule!

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53 Sarah@The Flying ONION November 14, 2011 at 7:44 am

Mmm…those chocolates look lovely. Almost too pretty to eat.

And I agree. Enjoying a hunk of bread far outweighs enjoying a slice. :D

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54 Antonia November 14, 2011 at 7:56 am

The chicken and the sauce look yummy…the sauce seems to have the perfect consistency. The chocolate doesn’t look bad either ;)

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55 Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day November 14, 2011 at 7:59 am

That mustard glaze sounds fantastic… and the greens and mango chutney.. love the flavor combos

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56 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope November 14, 2011 at 8:19 am

That chicken looks great and the glaze sounds delicious! :) There is nothing more relaxing than spending time at home with the people you love.

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57 Katie November 14, 2011 at 8:53 am

Love the hunks! Love pan sauces as well! Love old movies, need to start watching them more often. Finally watched Water for Elephants with friends the other night. I’d probably watching more movies if I could stay awake during them.

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58 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh November 14, 2011 at 9:19 am

This looks so good and I’m glad to see you eat on plates too! ;-) Will have to try your hubby’s technique with the sauces, I’m usually too lazy but I’d like to change that.

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59 Cait's Plate November 14, 2011 at 9:22 am

Those chocolates look INCREDIBLE but I honestly might take that hunk of delicious looking bread over them!

Glad you had a nice Sunday night – it’s always nice to start the week off on the right foot :)

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60 Katie November 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Man I love traveling so much, staying at home bores me. I like it like once every 2 months lol =)

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61 jenna k November 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm

on the waterfront is one of my favorite movies! i hope you guys enjoyed it!

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62 Mahealani @ Beauty, Brains, and Balance November 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I love staying home too, especially when your home is as darling as yours! And I am with you on the hunk of Dakota, that’s my fav GH bread. Must be the pumpkin seeds…

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63 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings November 14, 2011 at 10:28 pm

The chocolate look fantastic — how were they? I love the sauce-making techniques…I use that as well. Nothing like a good sauce!

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64 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 15, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Ah, Dakota–I want to try it! They didn’t have it at my local Great Harvest, which was quite a bummer because it looks so good on here all the time. Maybe they’ll have it for my next visit!

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