Katherine Schwarzenegger used the lockdown to ‘get more comfortable in the kitchen’

Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt showed off her growing baby bump on Tuesday while on a walk in Brentwood

Here are some photos of Katherine Schwarzenegger and her baby bump out and about in LA. She’s been going for walks, sometimes solo and sometimes with her husband Chris Pratt. In these photos, her face mask goes through a whole journey on her face. At one point, she’s wearing her mask properly, then the mask gets pulled down so her nose is uncovered, then she pulled it down to her chin. I’m no mask expert, but if you’re going to wear a mask, just wear the damn thing properly! Anyway, Katherine is the kind of “influencer” and “brand ambassador” who gets paid to do all kinds of wholesome sponsorships. Not only that, but People Magazine gives her a platform to do what amounts to infomercials for her sponsorships. Thus, this People Magazine piece where Katherine is shilling for her Rubbermaid sponsorship.

Like many others staying safe at home amid the coronavirus pandemic, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt has been taking advantage of some extra downtime.

“Like everybody, I’m trying to find the silver lining in this time at home. It’s definitely for me been getting the house organized, baking more and getting more comfortable in the kitchen,” the Gift of Forgiveness author — who recently teamed up with Rubbermaid for a virtual cooking class co-hosted with Grandbaby Cakes’ Jocelyn Delk Adams — tells PEOPLE.

“There are a bunch of things I’m trying to master. Chicken was one of them, so I was really happy that Jocelyn has a recipe. I feel like knowing those basics is really helpful and important,” says Schwarzenegger Pratt.

Schwarzenegger Pratt has understandably been snacking more lately — and she’s gotten some help from Rubbermaid’s Brilliance collection. “It’s a blessing to be able to have something you just pop open and grab that’s sitting in your pantry or refrigerator,” she says. “It’s also great because it makes eating fresh really easy. I do my grocery order at the beginning of the week, cut up a bunch of fruit and store it, which is what my cravings have been.”

Another of Schwarzenegger’s go-to snacks lately is a home-made granola that she and Pratt gifted guests at their wedding last summer. “We wanted to give our guests something meaningful and that would be nice for people to go home with but also have something to snack on,” she says. “Granola I thought would be a lot easier, but it actually took a lot of time to make that much of it!”

[From People]

I admire her hustle. Chris Pratt is rich AF, but I’m glad Katherine is feathering her nest with these kinds of sponsorships. I imagine that’s what she’ll do once the baby comes too – she’ll be able to cash in on all of the pregnancy and baby-related sponsorships and People Magazine will publish all of them. As for what she says about learning how to master cooking chicken… I rarely cook but even *I* know how to roast a chicken. It’s one of the easiest things to do.

Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt showed off her growing baby bump on Tuesday while on a walk in Brentwood

Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt showed off her growing baby bump on Tuesday while on a walk in Brentwood

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  1. Gigi says:


    • Yup, Me says:

      I completely forgot about this person’s existence. And will likely do so again very quickly (until her next Day in the Life of an Oatmeal Person shill).

      How fortunate she is to have so many people around her who are actually interesting and accomplished, allowing her to WillandKate her way along in the world.

  2. Lisa says:

    This seems like the longest pregnancy. Also it is smart of her to be building her own money and brand.

  3. Rainbow says:

    She’s so boring…
    If you like spending time in the kitchen it’s totally fine but there also many other creative ways to spend your time 👀
    I can’t stand mommy bloggers , I think she’ll become one

    • Belig says:

      Unfortunately, I think this is expected of her and she knows it… Didn’t Pratt publicly shame her about her lack of cooking skills a few months ago? It seems being a “rich girl” won’t protect her from his desire to have a traditional household…

      • Ohok says:

        I was thinking the same things. I hope that this is actually a desire that she has and it’s not being forced on her like some “ I like my woman pregnant and in the kitchen “ bs. If it is it won’t last and the marriage will fizzle when she comes into her own!

  4. Kendeezy says:


  5. Carobell says:

    Because a woman’s place is the kitchen…


    • EMc says:

      Or perhaps she didn’t have the time to focus on it before, and does now and she’s enjoying it? That’s my experience. I never got home early enough to prepare good meals until I quit my job. Now I cook every day and enjoy trying new things. No judgment here.

  6. MaryContrary says:

    She is annoying AF. From the moment she graduated from college she has been using her connections to promote herself-first her books (on how to successfully navigate the adult world post graduation-eyeroll.) Between her mom pushing her books to now these stupid pap walks.-ugh She has no accomplishments other than being the daughter of, and now the wife of. Plus I find her “Christianity” nauseating and OTT.

    • Züri says:

      I agree with every bit of this and have made similar comments on other posts. She seems lacking in any real substance and utterly unmoored in life beyond being a celebrity spawn and wife. She has been using quarantine for daily pregnancy pap strolls, not sure I’d ever seen so many photos of her before the pandemic and pregnancy announcement.

    • court says:

      but she doesn’t even have enough real hustle to promote herself lol! A good education, connections in sooo many fields, and she’s done jack shit her entire adult life. Motherhood will be the closest she’s come to having a job of any kind, except I’m sure they’ll be plenty of nannies-so she can keep doing the absolute nothing she’s been doing all day for the last decade.

      • Züri says:

        @court So true! I often keep Hoda and Jenna on as background noise while I’m writing and when Maria Shriver subs, she’s always promoting whatever Katherine is doing. It’s too much.

  7. sa says:

    I don’t know how to roast a chicken. (I don’t really have more to add, just wanted to put it out there that it’s not that uncommon).

    • Joanna says:

      I don’t know how to roast a chicken either!

      • McMom says:

        I didn’t either and while I can do it now (Ina Garten’s “engagement chicken” is great), it’s not intuitive for everyone!

        I love to cook and it’s a recent thing, so no shade from me on that. But her comments were so boring. If homemaking is going to be her thing, could she find more interesting and insightful things to say?

    • Nev says:

      Martha has a great easy recipe that I learned from. Marions Kitchen has a great one too!

    • S2 says:

      If you don’t want to roast a chicken, you shouldn’t roast a chicken, but if it’s genuinely something you’re interested in doing, it really is one of the simplest cooking tasks. There are 8 million recipes, instructions and ideas to make it more interesting, but honestly the simplest way is pretty darn good. Heat the oven to 425 (400 with convection), throw a few onions and carrots, maybe some celery and garlic cloves if you have it, in a pan (you don’t even need to peel the carrots, cause you’ll discard them, it’s just to flavor the juices), dry the chicken and drizzle with a bit of olive oil, or smear on some softened butter if you prefer, and sprinkle with a generous amount of salt (kosher or Maldon sea salt flakes, preferred; it makes a big difference), sprinkle on a little dry thyme, or throw a few springs of fresh if you’ve got ‘em, maybe put a cut lemon in the cavity, and then set the chicken, breast up, on the veggies, and throw some liquid in the pan’s bottom. Wine, chicken broth, apple juice, beer, even just water—they all work. Put in the oven for 60-90 minutes, depending on chicken’s size. It is good to have a thermometer here, as your goal is 155 or so in the thigh, but you can also just check that juices run clear (no pink). Let the chicken rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes before carving, and meanwhile strain and defat the remaining liquid in the pan for au jus to serve with the meat. Voila. It took me as long to type this as it does to prep the bird for the oven, and you can also do a turkey the same way, though you have to turn the heat down once the skin is crisp (and tent with foil if skin starts to get too dark). I make many fancier and more time intensive chicken recipes, but this is easy, popular and always good. It’s also worth looking at a YouTube video about how to carve, as it does make a difference and helps preserve that nice crisp skin you just got.

    • Busybody says:

      I like to cook and eat good food, but quarantine has been a real slog. However, I learned recently that you can cook a whole FROZEN chicken in a pressure cooker (I have an Instant Pot) in about an hour! I mean, it’s not roasted chicken because the skin isn’t crispy, but it tastes delicious. This information helps me so much on those days when I get home from work (or off of Zoom) and don’t have any meal planned/defrosted.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        you can chuck it under the broiler after pressure cooking it for a few minutes to crisp up the skin.

        I was never much of a cook, but quarantine gave me the time to flex my culinary muscles. I finally mastered cooking these boneless rib things on the grill that are to die for. Little tidbits of yum.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Due to an Instacart mix up I got a whole chicken a few weeks ago and I found you can cook the whole thing in a crockpot with any spices that you like for maybe 6 hours. It was so so good. I am very into dump it in a pot and forget it in my cooking style. B

  8. Marie Belle says:

    Roasting chicken is literally the one thing I can do. But hey if it can snag a Prince ;)

  9. Betsy says:

    If she didn’t pull down the mask, how would anyone know who she is?

    And that tiny top looks like Gus in Cinderella with it riding all the way up over his tummy.

  10. Lexistential says:

    Jeez. Even her endorsement PR is basic.

  11. It’sjustblanche says:

    She clearly doesn’t think he’s sticking around forever but at least she got him when he was young and cute—also stupid but so cute.

  12. Kkat says:

    Meh I don’t wear my mask when I’m walking or I’d keel over. I have it on under my nose and chin until I get within 20 feet of people , I almost always just cross to the other side of the street.

    And to roast a chicken I do it opposite of how an above poster does it, it is delicious every time.
    Stick a chicken in a deep sided pan, rub it with oil or butter.
    I then liberally sprinkle it with salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder and poultry seasoning, coat it good.
    Stuff a cut up onion inside.
    You can add a little liquid to the pan but you don’t have to it will seep fat (quite a bit so account for that with a high sided pan)
    I cover it good with tinfoil.
    Put it in a 350 degree oven
    Cook for 15 ish minutes a pound.
    Baste it with the fat from the chicken every 20 or so minutes.
    Have a thermometer and use it in various places to check for 155-160f deep next to the bones.
    Once it does take the foil off, raise the heat to 425 and bake it for another 15 or so minutes to crisp the skin, basting it multiple times with the fat from the pan.

  13. Caty Page says:

    Hustle for that moneeeeeey, girl! I’m annoyed by the article because it’s so blatant and cheesy, but impressed that she’s finding ways to get paid.

  14. Faithmobile says:

    Husband spatchcocks our chicken and grills it-I will never roast a chicken again.

  15. ClaireB says:

    It must be nice to have been born rich and never have had to learn how to cook and “be comfortable in the kitchen.” But I guess when you marry the worst Chris and have to live up to the traditional Christian brand he’s trying for, you’ve got to get in the kitchen. Sorry to be so bitter, but watching our country be destroyed while this woman is performing her barefoot and pregnant routine is gross.

  16. Beesknee says:

    I wondered if Chis P’s snide comment influenced her to learn to cook, or nesting, or perhaps the sponsorship for 1-3 million..haha! Work it, girl!
    The moistest chicken is beer can chicken. Make sure you drink a little before sitting the seasoned chicken on the can.

    • Nikki* says:

      My cooking hint is always wine. I drink enough to not care how it comes out or what others think!

  17. PineNut says:

    Maria’s children all have piano legs.

  18. MangoAngelesque says:

    She probably has the mask pulled down to prevent glasses fog hen she’s not near other people. I get it.

  19. Sue M says:

    RE Masks. Where I live our provincial health officer does not require us to wear masks outside. So unless you are in a crowd outside, it’s probably not necessary. However, I always wear one inside anywhere I go, groceries mostly. I am super fortunate to live in BC, which has been highly successful in tamping down the virus. But, we are all concerned about what will happen in the fall and winter. Look at Melbourne, they along with the rest of Australia had beaten it back. Then, wham! Big outbreak in Melbourne. So we cannot let up our guard.

  20. CooCooCatchoo says:

    Eh – I don’t think either of them are particularly smart or cultured. They both sound like they’d be perfectly happy in a traditional, 1950s relationship dynamic. Gross. Hope she likes staying at home with a bunch of kids while he’s out screwing around.

    • Belig says:

      I don’t think she minds the dynamic, but she might mind the labor. She was used to a life of shopping and leisure, had a chef, a maid… And now, he wants her to be a homemaker. It must have been an adjustment…

      • court says:

        agreed. I don’t think doing anything is her gig. I’m sure they have lots of behind the scenes help though, and will need a lot more after the baby is born, which will probably cue marriage drama.

  21. CherryL says:

    Guess she’s perfect for Pratt. Just like Ryan Reynold he wants a wife that just looks good, is homey and pumps out his kids. It’s kind of sad.

    • Nikki* says:

      Blake Lively’s had a career, tried different things, and they are known for zinging each other wittily on social media. Just because a couple wants kids, doesn’t mean the woman has no identity.

    • Seeker542 says:

      This is an unfair comment regarding Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. They seem to have a healthy relationship and are comfortable in their parenting roles, plus Blake still gets her gigs in. I don’t get any douchey husband vibes from Ryan, either.

  22. Alice says:

    She’s still pregnant? I guess I dreamed that she had her baby today and it was a girl haha.