I Love My Job

September 28, 2010

Going to work was FUN today!!

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Making videos is actually one of the most stressful things I do because they aren’t able to be edited if you only get one take (such as in a cooked recipe or if you hate wasting ingredients as much as I do!) And they require thinking ahead and make-up and showering and ingredients and the right lighting and bright ideas.

BUT when you get to drink Bourbon at 4PM on a Tuesday afternoon for "work," what’s not to love :)

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These were videos for Good Bite and I think they turned out pretty good. At least the foods did!

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Even the cameraman enjoyed himself. Drinking the props.

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Lesson learned: Do the food video before the cocktail video! We both got a little tipsy trying out the recipe!

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Video #2

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Dinner tonight was planned to be easy knowing we’d be busy video cooking. (Have you noticed I have already gotten off track of my meal plan? It always happens.)

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Simple Maple-Bacon-Date collards with Maple Baked Beans from a can!

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They were awesome and blindly you could have convinced me they simmered in some lady’s crockpot at a church supper all afternoon. I used to hate baked beans at church suppers, but now I lurve them!! The Whole Foods brand has simple ingredients and tasted great. Couldn’t have been easier.

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Mmmmm, greens.

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Every good meal has a side of bread.

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Bread makes the world go ’round.

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I wanted a refill on bourbon, but I turned to seltzer with basil instead. Perfect mocktail!

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On an Open Sky call now, then evening time! We have something exciting happening on our living room floor right now :) You’ll see in the AM!

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1 Natalia - a side of simple September 28, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Cocktail O’Clock at 4 sounds good to me =) Have a great night!


2 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is September 28, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Maple bacon date collards? Now those are some greens I can get behind!


3 Jaclyn September 28, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Mmm interesting dinner.. i love greens and beans too though and throw dates and maple in there and sounds like a winning notion (i’d leave out the bacon for vegetarian sake, maybe faux bacon would taste okay??)

i wanna watch this video now!


4 Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) September 28, 2010 at 6:46 pm

those collards sound amazing!! Yummy!

What recipe was the bourbon for? I’d like to know because it sounds like it might be perfect for College Football Saturdays :)


5 Kath September 28, 2010 at 6:58 pm

I can’t tell you yet!


6 Stacey September 28, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Nothing is more fun than being able to have a drink in the afternoon :) [And the ‘it’s-my-job’ aspect makes it even more fun, I bet! Mmmmm greens 😀 I had a big ol’ pile like that for breakfast this morning! Along with eggs, it was deeeelicious. Glad you had fun today :)


7 Simply Life September 28, 2010 at 6:50 pm

I’ve never thought about adding basil to a drink – great idea!


8 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) September 28, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Those collards sound so good! Can’t wait to see the videos!


9 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine September 28, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Ohh great idea to add basil to the seltzer!! Such a perfect savory drink. Have a great night!


10 Bee Goes Bananas September 28, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Mmm sometimes good baked beans from a can just does the trick.

That slice of bread looks delicious! It’s so thick and “real” looking, not the processed bread pre-cut in a bag that lasts three weeks before it starts to mould.


11 Estela @ Weekly Bite September 28, 2010 at 6:53 pm

What a fun video idea!! Dinner looks delish as always :)


12 Chelsea at Striking Balance September 28, 2010 at 6:54 pm

I love that you got tipsy while filming! So funny :)

I love how creative you are with your dinners, making even something as simple as greens look like a gourmet dish! :)


13 yummiee cupcake September 28, 2010 at 7:02 pm

hope your boss is not reading your blog, ha!

looks like its a great day out there for you. its pretty yucky here in nyc.


14 Joanne September 28, 2010 at 7:11 pm

It sure looks like you had a great time today. I can’t do hard liquor at all. My nose goes red – it’s a dead giveaway! :(
And…100% agree: Bread DOES make the world go round.


15 stacey-healthylife September 28, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Where did you get that awesome camera stand gadget?


16 Kath September 28, 2010 at 7:24 pm

It’s a Gorilla pod: http://joby.com/


17 Kristin September 28, 2010 at 7:20 pm

what are you watching on tv tonight? if anything


18 Kath September 28, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Glee is being DVRed!!


19 Lauren September 28, 2010 at 7:21 pm

What kind of baked beans are they? I love TJ’s Baked Beans and think they taste totally homemade.


20 Kath September 28, 2010 at 7:25 pm



21 Jil September 28, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Work = food + cocktails…. jealous! :)


22 Kristy @ KristyRuns September 28, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Oh, man. There’s something about that thick, doughy slice of bread with butter that looks soooo delicious! I love my carbs! :)


23 Kristin September 28, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Glee is AMAZING! BTW I have a huge crush on Brendan James.


24 holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 28, 2010 at 7:36 pm

I love baked beans — but I’ve never tried the WF brand. I’m sure its great though.

And I’m saying this in a nice way but you LOOK totally tispy and buzzed in your photographs. What a riot!


25 Hannah September 28, 2010 at 7:38 pm

If only we could all be so lucky! Ah well, it’s nice to know some people do love their jobs this much!


26 Rebecca G. Perry-Piper September 28, 2010 at 7:42 pm

You are doing so many people a service by what you do. Visit chimommas when you want to view good clean silliness.


27 Kathy W. September 28, 2010 at 7:42 pm

re lr floor: Did you guys get a DOGGIE?? :)


28 Kathy W. September 28, 2010 at 8:28 pm

…or (fun, but not a wriggly bundle of excitement) a new rug?


29 Kath September 29, 2010 at 9:01 am

Good guess!


30 erica September 28, 2010 at 7:43 pm

cocktails at four. sounds heavenly. maybe i’ll do that tonight too…


31 Natalie September 28, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Mmmm, I love baked beans that have been cooking all day in the crock pot! They’re the best.


32 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat September 28, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Wow, I don’t even know if you can call food and cocktails work :)

I’m excited to see what you’ve got planned for the AM!


33 Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 28, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Agreed- every meal’s better with bread! :)


34 Marisa @ Loser for Life September 28, 2010 at 8:08 pm

I could absolutely live on bread alone and be happy. Well, maybe I would need some bourbon to wash it down… :)


35 Jamie @ Food in Real Life September 28, 2010 at 8:13 pm

seltzer with basil, good idea!


36 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 28, 2010 at 8:18 pm

I love that picture of you in the kitchen making your food video – was that the tipsy picture? You’re too funny!


37 Michelle @ IronDivas September 28, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Cute pics… my work day looks nothing like that! :( Can’t wait til the morning to see the surprise!


38 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] September 28, 2010 at 8:34 pm

You look great in orange!


39 Kath September 29, 2010 at 9:01 am



40 Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness September 28, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Looks like a fun day on the job! :-)
Bourbon and baked beans, what could be better?


41 lynn (The Actors Diet) September 28, 2010 at 8:50 pm

glad you like being in front of the camera so much! i do too, obviously :)


42 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef September 28, 2010 at 9:02 pm

oh fuN!


43 kaila September 28, 2010 at 9:03 pm

i really want to try a video tutorial they look like so much fun! but a lot of hard work too of course.


44 Nicole @ yuppie yogini September 28, 2010 at 9:03 pm

I used to wait tables and we’d have wine tastings on occasion, BEFORE the shift. I am a light weight to begin with so after tasting 6 wines or so, I would be 3 sheets to the wind. I probably messed up so many orders. :)


45 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 28, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Looks like a fun day at work!


46 Helen September 28, 2010 at 9:08 pm

I had greens and beans for lunch today! One of my favs. I stumbled upon your blog about a week ago and absolutely fell in love with it. I have been on my clean eating journey for about 2 months. I am looking forward to trying out some of your recipes!!


47 Alyson @ YNL Blog September 28, 2010 at 9:35 pm

“Simple Maple-Bacon-Date collards” … do tell? I’m till learning to get more creative with greens, how did you cook these? Thanks!


48 Janet Tan September 28, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Hey Kath,
I am interested in your tripod… where did you get it from? What is the name of that spiral wired tripod? I have been looking for something like that for awhile…



49 Kath September 29, 2010 at 9:00 am

It’s a Gorilla Pod


50 Camille September 28, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Ooh! I can’t wait to see the video!


51 Josie @ Skinny Way Of Life September 28, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Ah, I miss the days of 4pm cocktail hour…then I had children, now it’s more like a 5th of Jack ; P just kidding…maybe…

Anyway, the greens sound delicious! bacon and dates! Come On! amazing…


52 Lisa @ bakebikeblog September 29, 2010 at 12:13 am

What a fun (and tasty) evening!


53 Lauren at KeepItSweet September 29, 2010 at 4:38 am

i love baked beans – i tried my friends homemade for bacon baked beans the other day and they were amazing


54 Nicole, RD September 29, 2010 at 6:58 am

Cocktail hour = work? Sign me up!


55 Heather (Heather's Dish) September 29, 2010 at 7:42 am

i love your job too…i think i’d love it even more if it was mine too! :)


56 Michele September 29, 2010 at 7:44 am

Hey Kath,
If you have a mac you can edit videos and piece them together in the program called ivideo. That way you can take out parts you don’t like or have multiple takes :) All mac should come standard with this program.


57 Kath September 29, 2010 at 9:02 am

I’m a Windows girl and have plenty of video editors! But when you’re actually cooking, you can’t re-shoot pouring bacon into a pot without starting over with more bacon.


58 faith @ gracefulfitness September 29, 2010 at 8:11 am

I just checked out your video’s, very cute!
And I agree with the comment “you look great in orange”.


59 skinnyrunner September 29, 2010 at 8:15 am

bourbon infused videos? i think im liking where this is going!


60 melissa @ the delicate place September 29, 2010 at 8:16 am

are those collards? anything with bacon is infinitely better in my book! :)


61 Lynn @ SVE September 29, 2010 at 8:23 am

Bread does indeed make the world go round.


62 Lisa @ early morning run September 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm

your dinner looks great! I love baked beans and will have to try them from WF’s. I agree, bread does help complete the meal!


63 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 29, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Beans + bread = 2 of my favorite things AND they make a complete protein. Win, win!! 😀


64 Dana September 29, 2010 at 6:46 pm

cute post. I like the pic of you kind smiling/smirking in your orange shirt. Very Kath. Can’t wait to check out the videos.


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