I got the laundry in from the line moments before the rain began, perfect. I hate it when I forget about the laundry hanging and then the rain begins – so the laundry stays on the line until the rain stops and the clothes dry.
This year I grew curly kale just so I would be able to make kale chips more often – it really does not work as well with the Russian kale that I normally grow. I was lucky to have a beautiful bunch of kale given to me from a friend – freshly picked from their garden. Since we had a movie from the library that we needed to watch and it was raining, what better way to spend the rest of yesterday afternoon but to watch a movie and indulge in freshly made kale chips.
Most kids I know will not eat kale, but if you want to see something amazing, make these chips and they will gobble these up, actually they will inhale them! So far I have not seen a kid at our house pass these up. It is one of the easiest treats to make.
1. One bunch of kale, thoroughly washed.
2. Break off the stems, but pull any small leafs off. and put them in a glass bowl.
3. Then I use scissors to cut the top of the kale into 1 inch strips, once I get to where the stem is harder and larger I pull the kale from the stalk or you can use scissors, keeping the pieces to about an inch.
4. Place all pieces into a glass bowl, drizzle some olive oil and then toss the kale to coat. You can also just put the kale pieces on a cookie sheet and spray with olive oil and then toss. I find it easier to just do it all in a bowl.
5. After you are sure that the kale is completely coated, sprinkle some salt and toss again.
6. Place the kale pieces onto a cookie sheet or 2 and place into a 400 degree oven.
7. Since I use 2 cookie sheets I put the timer on 4 minutes and then change the sheets, the one on top now on bottom and vice versa.
8. I put the timer on for another 4 minutes. The chips will take about 8 – 12 minutes, but once they get crunchy they burn very quickly – so you need to keep an eye on them. After 8 minutes I continually check on them.
9. Take them off the cookie sheets and place in a bowl.
Enjoy and before you know it the bowl will be empty!