Kale and Life

Today I went on this like maniac kitchen binge thing today and got some random stuff done I’ve been putting off, like the chicken thighs I bought last week. I should have frozen them when we bought them but I put it off, so today I deboned all of them, wrapped them in individual plastic bags and froze them.

I also had a large bag of kale going bad, so I decided to make kale chips for the first time. I was sure they weren’t going to turn out well, but it was better than just throwing it out without trying.

I rinsed the kale and put it on paper towels to dry. I was supposed to dry it completely, but no one has time for that (I registered for a salad spinner for my wedding, that would be sooo helpful). I picked out the tiny bits and stems and pieces going yellow and threw the larger pieces in a bowl ripped into bite size.

I poured some olive oil in the bowl and lightly tossed the kale with it, then laid it out in a single layer on parchment paper. Then I salted it (except I didn’t for the first batch, kinda bland) and threw them in the oven for about 8 minutes at 300 degrees.  

They could have been more crispy, but they were absolutely delicious. I was surprised. They’re rather addicting too. I put the second batch in for ten minutes and they were much crisper.

Wedding news: we bought our rings today, so excited! The jewelers tried to talk me into a blingy band that would curve around my engagement ring but we both ended up with plain silver bands, tungsten for him and white gold for mine.

We tried to go to our venue appointment but we were a few minutes late because of traffic and stuff. The doors were locked and no one greeted us even though we knocked. So frustrating. Guess we’ll have to reschedule.

I go dress shopping next Wednesday!

3 thoughts on “Kale and Life

  1. Congratulations! The rings are such an important step as you’ll be wearing them for the rest of your life!! I first tried kale chips at my sister Heidi’s house last summer..kale right out of her garden..I was surprised by how tasty they are (as long as they’re salted! 🙂


    1. Yes, definitely can’t forget the salt. It probably helps with the texture too somehow.

      It’s so relieving to have one of the important parts of the wedding done. Now I just need to book a venue so I can do literally everything else like print invitations.

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