For supper tonight we had leftovers. Well, except for the greens. I had leftover sausage gravy, mashed poatoes, and some ham in the fridge as well as a pineapple that needed cut-up and eaten. I was trying to find something green to go with it since our diet today has not been the best. Starting tomorrow we are back to our nourishing ways full force. I had a big bunch of kale in the fridge and found this recipe. The Kale Chips went over fairly well, the kids were mixed on it (1 loved it, 2 liked it, and the other choked it down,) us grown ups love it. I think next time I will make sure they are a bit more evenly coated with the oil and use seasoned salt instead of plain like I did tonight. Tasty, easy, fairly healthy….I probably could even make them in my dehydrator. Watch the oven, though, we had a couple that were too done and they seemed to crumble to dust when you touched them.
I tried taking a photo of the Kale Chips, but was having issues. Turns out, at the Christmas party yesterday, my uncle had been playing around with my camera and I didn’t think to check out what settings he had it on. I was having such a hard time getting it to focus on the kale. I finally gave up and figured I would post a photo that I just wasn’t liking today. However, when I got them onto my computer I was surprised. The sausage gravy is pretty focused, but I almost get the feeling it was trying to focus on the steam. I realize that overall this is not a great photo. I had a better one than this, of the steam, that is until I accidentally deleted it. Live and learn, but really it wasn’t that great of a photo either except the steam was more defined. I am betting in food photography they pipe that curly thick steam through the food….or behind it. I also bet they side or backlight it as well…in a studio, with real lights. They probably use a professional photographer, too, with a really nice camera. Regardless, I think it is cool!
So have you ever ate Kale Chips? Give them a try, it’s a pretty good recipe!