Boo at the Zoo + Pumpkin Carving + Fried Chicken

We’re currently doing some home renovations and haven’t had a kitchen for the last few weeks. A note from us, we learned that cooking meals together is huge for cultivating oneness. We’ve really grown akin to our first date night particular of building camaraderie through preparing a meal together!

Good Eats (Camaraderie)

For our first meal back in our kitchen, we went with the spicy and pleasing Good Eats Fried Chicken. Alton Brown does such a good job of making a fairly complication (and usually messy) dish a little more manageable. Our kitchen wasn’t in shambles after preparing this dish and the chicken was tender and juicy! We mentioned this above but preparing a meal together for each date night really has provided wonderful time to connect, brings about variety, and gives us something to look forward to each week! It’s easier to go out to eat each week but that tends to lack the variety and the sense of adventure we’re getting to experience now.

Seasoning Good Eats Fried Chicken

Frying Good Eats Fried Chicken

Second Side Frying Good Eats Fried Chicken

Good Eats Fried Chicken

Good Plan (Initiative)

We had two date night events planned. The first was Boo at the Zoo (which Lily joined us). We realize date nights don’t usually involve the children but this was the last night for the event and we really needed the extra time out and together. Plus, Boo at the Zoo is a great time that usually brings about snuggling up in the colder weather and seeing some animals. Also, when we arrived, someone gave us three free tickets to enter! We call that a date night bonus!

Boo at the Zoo Date Night

Our second plan was to prepare our home for the trick-or-treaters that will soon be arriving at our doorstep. So Britt and I carved our Cazee family pumpkin…well, Britt watched me carve our pumpkin. We went with the Cazee “C” mainly because there’s no artistic talent in this family. We also had two of the best halloween-themed Parks and Recreation and The Office episodes playing in the background while we were carving. “Greg Pikitis” from season two of Parks and the “Halloween” episode from season two of The Office.

Pumpkin Carving Date Night

Finished Pumpkin Carving Date Night

Good Conversation (Depth)

1. What is the best Halloween costume you’ve ever had? 

Britt: Q-Tip

Matt: Terrible at costumes. Maybe when I was a pirate in first or second grade. Usually, just buy a random mask from Wal-Mart.

2. In light of carving pumpkins, what’s one adjustment I could personally make to be more sharpening and helpful for you?