Tuesday, July 15, 2008

And the Veggie of the Day is.....

...drum roll please! KALE!!! Man it feels like this week has taken forever to get through all our veggies from the CSA box, but i am close to finishing it off with this. For my lunch this afternoon i made a Kale smoothie. You can check out the recipe I used here. I had high hopes and honestly i was not disappointed. I am not sure if this would go over as well as the Popeye's did with the kids, but i enjoyed it and it was very filling too.
...and this is our dinner. Where is the Kale you might ask? Well, it is on the inside. I made Kale/Corn/Black Bean Enchilada's. We have not eaten it yet, it is in the oven so i will be back to let you know how it turned out. Chris was my taste tester while i was cooking and he said it was good. I just cooked down the kale with onions and garlic in a little olive oil...added in frozen corn and a can of black beans. That was set aside while i made a basic cheese sauce. For seasoning in the cheese sauce I added a dash each of cumin and chili powder. When the sauce was done i used half in the kale/corn/black bean mix, stirred to coat. The other half i combined with about a 1/4 to 1/2 cup salsa (now a lovely queso)and a few corn and black beans that were avoiding me in the pan. I filled my wheat tortillas with the kale mixture and topped it with a little cheese, rolled it and put it in the pan...then i poured the queso over the top and i am going to bake it for 30-40 on 350.

**let me add in here that when we sat down to eat...Chris loved it, i thought it was fine, Mitchell ate with no problem and Avery cried. :o)**
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5 comments:

Clint & Meredith said...

Love it, Leslie! :-)

Grammie/Mom said...

I'm laughing!!...Avery cried!! So she didn't like it? I can see her now.

MaryMary said...

I think I'm pretty adventurous, but Kale...you win! I love how creative that is.

And I like the tulips banner you put up. If you'd like a more customized one, just send me a photo and I can creat a new one.

And your fabric should go out in the mail tomorrow. I have a large post office trip planned. :)

Leslie said...

thanks for the tulip banner mary, sorry it took so long to get up there. thanks too for the fabric, i can not wait!

Brown Family Blog said...

poor avery!!! :o) I wouldn't have cried...good for you for trying something new and not giving up!

Miss you.

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