You Know I Like My Chicken [Pan] Fried

August 26, 2012


Good evening!!

A fun day was had. Matt and I made a few videos (for upcoming project TBA in September) and then Karen and I went to see Hope Springs!! I loved the movie and found it hilarious – I had a smile on my face the whole first half!! The acting was brilliant and the writers so clever. I’d definitely recommend seeing it!

Munched on this AnneP bar during the show:


I walked home after the movie and Matt and I headed over to Pumpkin’s house!!! Pumpkin’s human sister, Sarah, had a baby girl 2 weeks ago and her parents (our neighbors) invited us over for cocktail hour to meet the little baby. She was so tiny and cute and definitely gave me a boost of oxytocin!! While we were there we enjoyed a few finger foods to tide us to dinner. We were also told that Pumpkin caught (and ate!) a lizard this week!! Crazy kitty : )

Back on our side of the fence, Matt put the finishing touches on a dinner he worked on while Karen and I were at the movies (he was thrilled to skip the movie and cook : ) )


Delicious Organic Butcher herb chicken breasts, pan fried and oven finished. They had the perfect crispy crust!

Matt also made what he called an “okra + tomato salsa” that he served atop fresh zucchini.

He simmered together of medium heat until thick and reduced: 2 cups chopped okra, 1 cup mixed small tomatoes, 4 large tomatoes, 1 small poblano pepper, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp sugar, 1 clove of garlic and salt to taste – maybe 1/2 a tsp. [Thanks for taking notes Kanz!]


I was in charge of heating up and buttering potato rolls to go with the meal : )  The best part!



Despite my early rise this AM, I had great energy today. But as bedtime approaches, I can’t wait to go to sleep!

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1 Jessica @ New Girl, New City August 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm

That chicken sounds amazing! Could you explain more about how Matt cooked it?


2 KathEats August 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm

A hot stainless skillet with about 2 tbsp of safflower oil. Cook on skin side until fully seared (turning brown) and then flip and bake at 375* for about 20 minutes until inside reaches 165*


3 Jessica @ New Girl, New City August 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Thank you, i’ll try that!


4 Caryln @ carylnrambles August 26, 2012 at 8:20 pm

mannn i love some okra! I just spend a week in lousiana where I ate okra probably 5 different ways, but my favorite ways were smothered okra and seasoned dehydrated okra (better than popcorn). now i need to try this okra salsa!


5 Kristen R. August 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Long time reader (since 2007!) and rarely comment, but just want to say how excited I am for you and Matt. My twin girls just turned two and I’m so excited for the many adventures you have in store. You will be awesome parents. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way. :)


6 KathEats August 26, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Thanks for your comment (and long term friendship!)


7 Julianna @ Julianna Bananna August 26, 2012 at 8:24 pm

that chicken looks so good!! {also love that song 😉 }


8 Kelsey August 26, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I love the shout out to Zac Brown Band!


9 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I can’t believe how close you are to seeing your little one! I just went through baby pictures of my boys (now 11 1/2 and 14!) while times have changed, they are still my little guys! The next adventure for you two is going to be so much fun! Sleep well tonight Kath!


10 Melanie August 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Hey my birthday twin :)
I have been reading your blog for a couple years!
I am glad to see you are feeling well. My sister had her first baby one month ago and she also reported that she felt strangely energetic and productive in the day or two before she went into labor. I am wishing the best for u!!
Cant wait to read and see so many great pictures of the little one :)


11 KathEats August 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm

: ) hoping todays energy was a good sign!


12 Kat @ Kat's Health Corner August 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm

The salsa and zucchini looks awesome, props to Matt! I’ll definitely have to try it. And I’ve been dying to see Hope Springs and now I feel like I need to go!


13 Paula August 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm

My okra didn’t do so well this year. It’s an old variety that gets VERY big. My neighbor, who gave me the seed, had good luck so his wife brought me about 7 pound of okra last night. I was putting up okra until 10pm but it’s worth it. We love okra and tomatoes, fried okra, plain ole boiled okra. No matter about the slime, we love it.


14 Mary H August 26, 2012 at 9:04 pm

ZBB was our dinner music tonight (and our pork was (pan) fried). :)


15 j3nn August 26, 2012 at 9:09 pm

I’m waiting for school to go back in session around here before I step foot inside a movie theatre! lol


16 Laura August 26, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Aw mannn, for some reason I was thinkin you’d have the babe today, the 26th, bc that’s just sooo your number! Wishing you & Matt the best as you patiently wait for the babe!


17 Michaela August 26, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I love how much you love each other and just how much love there is around in general. It shows in every post and your baby can be happen to have you as parents.


18 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm

hahaha I love that pumpkin has an actual family – I feel like he’s always at your house!


19 Leslie August 26, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I saw the movie and my review is the same as yours. My daughter in law and son went to see it.(they are yours and Matt’s age) She loved it, but my son thought it was creepy and he was embrassed to be there. She now reports that he has made her to agree to see two “dude movies” to make up for it. LOL


20 KathEats August 27, 2012 at 6:18 am

Ha ha. I think the men don’t like it because Arnold was soooo weird in the beginning! I put most of the blame on him


21 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 26, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Perfect zucchini and glad you’re getting a lot of mileage out of the homemade granola bars – see, aren’t you happy you made that bet with yourself now!


22 Claudia August 26, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I’m sure you’ve answered this elsewhere, but why is Matt called Kanz? It’s not his last name, so is it his middle name?


23 KathEats August 27, 2012 at 6:19 am

A nickname going back to collage after the famous bonobo Kanzi


24 Khushboo Thadani August 27, 2012 at 12:50 am

Coming home to a cooked dinner is the best!


25 ali August 27, 2012 at 5:06 am

this looks so yummy! okra is something i never usually buy but this has inspired me to use it! :)
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26 mary @ minutespermile August 27, 2012 at 6:40 am

thanks for the reduction recipe! i’ve never really tried reducing stuff to make a glaze/topping but i see you guys have done it a few times in the recent past…maybe i’ll give it a try.


27 Karen August 27, 2012 at 6:46 am

We almost saw that movie this weekend, but I was convinced otherwise by my boyfriend plus it only got only mediocre critical reviews. But, your raves are putting it back onto my ‘to see’ list. We finally saw the Wes Anderson movie, and liked it a lot- we love indies and quirky style films vs. the broad humor mass appeal movies. To that end, a great film that was just released on demand: The Separation – foreign, ‘small story” family drama, impeccable performances. Highly recommended.

On another note, those tomatoes have me craving savory at 6 am!

I have a hunch today may be THE day for your little guy to say hello…fingers crossed!


28 Angel7 August 27, 2012 at 9:00 am

I wish I could say I have great energy despite my lack of sleep, but that is not the case :(


29 Elisabeth August 27, 2012 at 10:33 am

So glad to hear the movie was good – I’ve been wanting to see it.

Can’t wait to see a baby announcement – so excited for you & Matt 😀


30 Ruth September 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

This food all sounds delicious! I’ve been looking for new ways to incorporate vegetables into my daily diet, and making a unique salsa to put on top of zucchini sounds both healthy and tasty! Do you have any good recommendations for dairy-free meals? I can’t wait to check out the rest of your blog!


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