Happy Post 4th of July

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Our day after the 4th breakfast for two :)

Today was just one of those days where everything sounded good. And today was also one of those days where we stayed in till 2pm.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday weekend!

xoxo, kat

Parmesan Herb Crusted Pork Chops

This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy pork – coated in organic bread crumbs and fried to golden perfection.

It’s actually quite simple. I don’t know why I don’t do this more often.

In a plate, mix dried herbs (I used rosemary, oregano, and basil) with bread crumbs.

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In a bowl, crack two eggs and whisk and pour onto a flat container. On a separate plate, grate some good aged Parmesan cheese. Coat both sides of the chops with the Parmesan cheese…

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Dip in the egg mixture then coat in the bread crumb mixture then give it a good pat so that everything sticks.

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In a large skillet, pour a good amount of oil on the pan. Just a couple on tablespoons! Enough to cover at least half the thickness of the pork chops. Cook until golden brown then flip to cook the other side.

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Serve with veggies to make this meal a little bit healthier. I made a quick simple salad using my favorite greens, colorful tomatoes, homemade croutons, and a good squeeze of lemon juice.

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Looks great with pork chops :)

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Cooked to perfection!

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What’s your favorite way to enjoy pork chops?

xoxo, kat

Spicy Turkey Sausage Penne

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Some of the best dishes come from those days where we just need to clear the fridge and pantry. In our pantry, we had lots of pasta, graham crackers, and a jar of marinara sauce. In the fridge that day, there wasn’t much….just a block of Parmesan cheese, spicy turkey sausage, and more cheese.

I can’t take all the credit, but we came up with spicy turkey sausage pasta for dinner! When you’re hungry and lazy, anything goes :)

There really aren’t any crazy ingredients, just any pasta of your choosing, a jar of red sauce, and of course, any sausage of your liking….oh! And don’t forget the cheese, lots of cheese!!!

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However much you want or however less you want is absolutely up to you, just don’t forget the cheese!!

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From start to finish, this took close to 30 minutes! Rachel Ray would of been proud :)

Spicy Turkey Sausage Penne

  • Spicy turkey sausage
  • Penne pasta, cooked and drained
  • Marinara sauce
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded

1) Remove the sausage links from their casings. Cook the sausage in a medium pan. Once the meat is thoroughly cooked, pour marinara sauce over the sausage. Warm the sauce up for 5 minutes over medium heat.
2) In a large bowl, pour the meat sauce over the pasta. Stir to combine everything.
3) Serve with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and/or mozzarella cheese.
4) Enjoy!

Weekend || And summer begins…

Happy Summer!! Here in LA, summer came early! It has been very warm and sunny the past few weeks. I have a feeling this is going to be a long summer.

This was such a great weekend…just very relaxing. We spent everyday last week, training and running on the tracks and the weekend was no different!

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On Saturday we went on a mini adventure and headed out to enjoy Downtown Brea. To celebrate a successful first semester of school/kickoff summer semester we had oysters at Taps! Yummy!!!

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And Sunday just perfect!! Finally a day that we didn’t have plans and it was just the two of us. My favorite kind of time. We spent the day doing errands and meal prepping for the week.

Since summer semester is starting this week, I will going to school three times a week…5 hour accounting classes for 3 days a week!! Ahhh :(

I’ll also only have about an hour to relax from the time I get off work to the time I need to be at school. Sigh, so long are the days of me coming home after work and making us dinner.

For this week, it will be make-ahead sammys (pressed picnic sandwiches & chicken pesto with tomato and mozzarella on ciabatta) and hopefully I can squeeze in a some kitchen time and make a no-bake lasagna for us to enjoy. If you have any suggestions please do share :)

Hope you all have a wonderful week! I’m excited to bring in these white chocolate macadamia cookies to work for everyone to enjoy :)

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xoxo, kat