One of our cats, Pepper, has earned the nickname "Butter Lick-er"
She can smell the butter on the counter in the butter dish, which has a cover and she often is caught licking the outside of the butter dish which is really kind of gross and so unhygienic.
Now if she could read...
we'd be in terrible trouble!
Last week I met up with some girlfriends for lunch at Rebar and was served the most amazing kale salad.
I decided to try to replicate it and I think it was quite successful so I thought that I would share it with you all.
I used small tomatoes that are sold on the vine and cut them in half.
Sprinkled them with sea salt and fresh ground pepper and a lean drizzle of olive oil.
Roasted them in a hot oven until they were soft...about 15 minutes.
I thinly sliced two onions.
I put them in a cast iron pan with a bit of olive oil and a small knob of butter and cooked them until they were transparent.
A secret I learned about carmelized onions is that they love a dollop of brown sugar and a couple of tablespoons of balsamic vinegar...don't ask why it works, try it and you will be happy you did.
Gently wilt a bunch of kale leaves in a small amount of water...
(remember to remove the inner tough stalk and discard)
In a jam jar
mix 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, salt and pepper to taste, 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of vinegar...screw the lid on tightly and shake.
Shave some Asiago cheese...
put kale on a plate, top with carmelized onions, add tomatoes, and top with dresssing and shaved cheese.
I went online and found a recipe for turkey tetrazzini and it was yummy but not WW point friendly.
I'm going to need to get back on track after New Years!
We have been walking a lot but it doesn't really compensate for all the extra treats that have been consumed with gay abandon!
Chester has had a rough day...
I guess I won't be cooking dinner tonight unless he moves!
We took the tree down earlier and I vacuumed up the fir needles...
I cannot believe how much preparation we do to get ready for Christmas...
and then it's over so quickly...
We are leaving some of the decorations up as we are hosting New Years Dinner here for two other couples.
We will have our friends John and Cheryl here visiting for a few days too.
I'm looking forward to seeing them...
Cheryl and I plan the meals, shop and cook together in the kitchen
we all go for long walks
there is a lot of chatting and catching up
we plan to take in a Yoga class
I'm going to ask them to tell me more about Paris and Auvillar.
So I may not be posting much here on the blog...
I'm sure you'll understand.
Happy New Year!