Easy, Cheesy Dinner + Sautéed Kale

First of all, I just want to thank everyone for their sweet comments on my perfectly round burgers. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed that no one commented on the shape of my buns though. ;)

Speaking of perfect buns, I have been feeling a little under the weather this week and haven’t made it to the gym at all. My buns are starting to feel like perfectly round pancakes!

Instead of the gym, we have been taking the girls on extra long walks after work which has allowed us all to enjoy a little fresh air together.

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It was in the 80’s today and the flowering trees are starting to show green leaves now.


So pretty. Our walks have been especially good for Coco because our new Veterinarian recommended that she lose 15 pounds!


Oy vey, that’s not going to be easy. Eye rolling smile

Tonight’s dinner featured a repeat offender:

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Along with an easy, cheesy side:

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And also some fresh, sautéed kale. I started by sautéing shallot and garlic in olive oil over medium heat for about 2 minutes.

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Then I added the kale,

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poured in the vegetable broth,

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and covered to let steam for about 5 minutes.

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After most of the broth evaporated, I gave it a few more stirs and it was ready to serve! I also threw in some sliced shiitake mushrooms I had left over in the refrigerator.

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Sorry, weeknight lighting doesn’t make for a pretty picture!

Overall, it was a quick and tasty meal, although I couldn’t finish all of the mac n cheese. I really enjoyed the kale prepared like that but Brandon thought the shallots overpowered the flavor of the kale. I think that’s the point, isn’t it?

Oh well, to each their own! (He may be eating it like that again in the near future thoughLaughing out loud)

I might turn on American Idol for a bit but I am just not feeling it this year. One show I really love is Parenthood, but they seem to air it inconsistently. It could also be that I forget to record it and rely on On Demand to keep the most recent episodes available. Anyways, love that show and can’t wait for a new one!

Have a good Thursday, peeps!


What shows are you enjoying right now? What is your favorite way to eat kale?