Monthly Archives: November 2010

I’m Back – Kale Yeah!

So Wes has a heavy paper writing/requirement this quarter in school.  He is taking 2 business classes this time around and it is papers galore!  He hogs the computer all the time and by the time he is done, I am just tired and have time to quickly check FB and my email.

Friday night, made one of our all time favorite dishes here at the Blanton house – Kale, Chicken, SDT Pasta!  YUM!

Take about 2-3 strips of bacon (or bacon fat you save under your sink, your choice) and chop the bacon – cook that.  Take the bacon out and put in the kale.  You can put the kale in a salad spinner.  You have to take the large rib in the back out/cut off that rib.  Then just tear it and put it in the spinner, drain it, and put it in the pan with the bacon fat.

Cook the kale down – trust me, you will know what I mean.  Then throw in the sun dried tomatoes, some garlic, some S&P, always adding a little olive oil if necessary during all the cooking.  Then put in sliced chicken and cook that.

At the same time, make pasta (whole wheat penne is good or whole wheat linguine) and when you drain it – SCOOP IT OUT – don’t pour it into a colander in the sink.  I take ours out with a mesh skimmer or a pasta scoop if it is longer pasta and then put it in a serving bowl.  Then I pour the kale/chicken mix over top, put a little more olive oil on there, grate some parm, and then about a cup to a cup and a half of pasta water.  The pasta water keeps things moist without making them oily (key when you are cooking for one Wes Blanton).

Serve it up and dig in!