Gloomy Yankee weather has infiltrated my lovely state this week and picture ops have been few and far between.
I am feeling that pain as celebrating Florida nature is the "Prime Directive" here at PFHQ.
Now that my little bit of whining is over, let's eat.
Last week, Pablo of the always fascinating RoundRock Journal, posted a recipe for Kale Soup. It sounded really good, even though I gave up on Kale about 20 years ago after one unappetizing experience.
Perhaps it was time to reconsider Kale.
I hope Pablo and his better half, Libby, don't mind, but I tweaked it a bit.
I can't help myself ... I'm a tweaker.
I followed the basic setup, but subbed chorizo for kielbasa, great northern beans for kidney beans, and added mushrooms even though they were not called for.
Also, all I had was smoked paprika, so I used that in place of the recipe paprika.
Man, was it good!! I am now a Kale convert.
One day last week, I was not the first one home for a change and walked in to a ready to eat wonderful supper.
Chicken Tarragon over farfale pasta.
Exquisite .... especially since I did not have to cook that night.
(One of those wings is looking a little nekkid!)
Even though I don't watch football, the superbowl still sounded like a good excuse to fry up some hot wings.
My crew enjoyed them as they watched the game while I ate mine in the kitchen with Bear at my knee.
(No I did not give him any spicy chicken)
We had made too many baked potatoes a few nights earlier so Mrs. FC zapped them into twice baked potatoes. They were a nice accompaniment to the spicy wings and the cool salad.
That's just a few of the calorifinous capers this week.