Friday, October 12, 2012

sloppy joes with kale chips

I menu plan for the upcoming week and make a grocery list towards the end of the weekend. This past week the menu plan included Sloppy Joes and Kale Chips from the October 2012 issue of Everyday Food magazine. When I proposed this dinner to Nuno he did his best to disguise his smirk. OK, yes, kale chips are an oxymoron. A cruel joke against all who love potato chips, right? But, hey, Owen doesn't know the difference and what mom isn't willing to throw a disguised leafy green whenever possible. All week, I beared the brunt of Nuno's chuckle even as I was making them. But guess who got the last laugh? Yes, the kale chip!
Anyone tried these before? Because they are killer. It's next to impossible to understand how a heavy and tough leaf is transformed by roasting in the oven to a light-as-air crisp that practically melts in your mouth. The crunch you get from these produce a better sound than a kettle chip. Seasoned with salt these were delicious and totally addictive. Just be sure to eat them all in the first hour because the spell is broken the longer they sit and become tough once again.

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