I was really looking forward to spending the weekend with my family. Such weekends usually involve lots of things I need and love:
- QT with the fam
- down time
- good eats
I must admit, between hitting up my fave restaurants when I’m in the area and enjoying my mom’s home cooking, the good eats bullet is a great one.
On Saturday, we hit up my all time favorite BBQ joint – Henry’s Smokehouse.
Sis and I both ordered the Regular Sandwich plate, but they got one of our sides mixed up between the plates. She ordered mac and cheese and sweet potato casserole…
…and I ordered french fries and cole slaw.
But it was ok. She understands my germiphobic ways and let me portion off my “uncontaminated” food. 😛
Henry’s was delicious was ever! I sure wish they had one of these in Charlotte.
Fast forward to dinner, and it was time to cook at home. I made kale chips for my family as an appetizer. No one in my family had ever had kale chips (click for recipe)! I even managed to eat my not-such-a-veggie-lover sis to try some. She said there were “not bad” and actually ate more than one, which was pretty awesome.
For the main event, I was in charge of the starch. I chose roasted potatoes using some fun organic purple and pink potatoes.
I made them garlic-rosemary using rosemary from my family’s herb garden.
I need to write up a recipe for you guys for roasted potatoes – they’re so easy and taste amazing.
I also experimented with a new balsamic-y chicken entree. It came out ok, but I think I’ll be ready to share it after trying it out one more time.
After dinner the fam worked on a giant puzzle.
See how big it is! It’s the size of our dining room table!
Anywho, there’s (yet another) massive thunderstorm rolling through town. I think I’ve seen about 1 lightning flash every other minute. I think it’s time for bed. 😉
What “weird foodie item” have you recently made for your family/friends?
5 thoughts on “Kale Chip First”
It’s easy to talk and eat food with my Grandma. We are both very health conscious and love our veggies! But my mom on the other had has yet to jump on the bandwagon. I cook very healthy when she comes over and she really seems to like everything I cook but doesn’t implement whole foods cooking into her own kitchen. Oh well… maybe someday 🙂
Maybe you can sneak into her kitchen and switch out some of the food in her pantry/fridge? hehehehe 😉
I love puzzles! that one looks intense.
I tried making kale chips for the first time this weekend too and it was a major fail for me… I think I had too much oil on them. BUT, I will try them one more time 🙂
They can definitely be easy to mess up. I’ve made kale chips with way too much oil before, and they were NOT tasty. lol. The trick is using just a little and rubbing it in. 😉 Hope you give them another go! I posted a lot of tips for making kale chips on this post: https://thechiclife.com/2011/06/easy-kale-chips-recipe-baking-tips.html