This week Izzy had a surprise get well gift from Gigi (Gramma-Great = GG = Gigi) and Granddaddy: an Edible Arrangements princess fruit arangement. The fruit was a fine complement to the "pink stuff" to crush those pneumonia bugs. And unlike the pink stuff, the basket was certainly enjoyed by the entire Z family.
Like in a day.
Like in a day.
|Contemplating strawberries, honeydew or the crown...|
|fresa it is.|
|"I love you. We love you. You give us the heart." - Simon|
In the Z household we love fruit sure, but there was more to this basket than just sticks of cantaloupe, grapes, strawberries, honeydew, and butterfly & heart shaped pineapple. There was one more treat.
See the decorative green stuff hiding the foam brick and bucket between the fruit sticks? Yup. Kale. Totally edible. And around here there is no way we are going to let that kale go to waste!
You got it! Yummy kale chips!
Preheat oven to 350.
Rip the kale into chip sized pieces taking the leaves off the tough stems.
Coat with some olive oil & sea salt. A tsp or 2 goes a LONG way. You can even give em a good rub down.
And bake for about 10 minutes. Watch them! So they don't burn, I mean. Don't just watch them.
Or if you are like me and
David smelled them a mile away....Ok, not really.
But this is where he ended up after coming back from his mile+ walk this evening. So I guess you could say he smelled them after a mile away. That would be true. Literally.
I don't know if the edible arrangement folks know that you really can enjoy ALL of their arrangement...even the decorative filler. What kind of cleaner eating mama would I be letting good kale go to compost?