Friday, December 12, 2008

easy. does it.

Where have I been? Even my dashboard forgot me. No surprise there, since it's been over a month since I last blogged. Sure, I've sat at this computer pretty much every day, but somehow, the will (or the time) to craft a decent post escaped me.

But I'm still trying....and just to prove that I have been in the kitchen I bring you a quick, easy and healthy recipe that makes potato chips a thing of the past in our house. (Okay, so potato chips were never a staple in our house to start, but now they have even less of a chance. But I digress.)

Kale chips.

I can imagine the disbelieving faces out there. And I know there are plenty of moms who are sniggering because there is no way their kid is going to even go NEAR anything green. And yes, it is true that it is usually my husband and I who are found snacking on these things, but every once in a while the little Boo does eat a chip or two. And where kale is concerned, I consider that a victory.

But give me a break already. And give these a try....

Kale Chips

1 bunch of kale
olive oil

Pre-heat oven to 225 F. Chop the kale so that you have chip-sized pieces - but avoid using the really tough parts of the stem. Mix in a bowl with a dash of salt and 2-3 tbsp of olive oil.

Spread the kale pieces on a cookie sheet - line with parchment if you wish - and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until just crispy.

Pictures to follow, since apparently I've let my snap-happy ways go as well.