Friday, January 27, 2012

Pajama Day

Pajama day + stuffed animal + silly hat + Mommy visit for lunch = 2 very happy boys!  Lots of hugs + kisses + smiles + "you're the best!" = 1 very happy Mommy!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Writing sentences

The boys have been learning to write sentences in Kindergarten.  This is what came home in Drew's backpack yesterday.
If you're having a hard time reading it, it says:

My Dad is fun to play with.
We like to play gun fittes. 
We like to play sord fitts.

Pretty sweet, even though he spelled a few words wrong!

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Crispy Kale Chips

This is our new favorite, healthy snack.  I know it sounds crazy, but kale chips are delicious!  So inexpensive (about $1 a bunch) and so nutrient-dense.  C'mon....give it a try.  Here's to your health!!!

Baked Crispy Kale
Source:  Steamy Kitchen
4 giant handfuls of kale, torn into bite-sized pieces and tough stems removed (about 1/3 pound)
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
sea salt or kosher salt


1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Place the kale leaves into a salad spinner and spin all of the water out of the kale. Dump the water and repeat one or two times more just to make sure that the kale is extra dizzy and dry. Use a towel to blot any extra water on the leaves. Place the kale on the baking sheet.
3. Drizzle olive oil over the kale leaves and use your hands to toss and coat the leaves. Bake in the oven for 12-20 minutes until leaves are crisp. Take a peek at the 12 minute mark - the timing all depends on how much olive oil you use. Just use a spatula or tongs to touch the leaves, if they are paper-thin crackly, the kale is done. If the leaves are still a bit soft, leave them in for another 2 minutes. Do not let the leaves turn brown (they'll be burnt and bitter) Remove from oven, sprinkle with salt and serve.

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