At a certain point, age starts to feel irrelevant. When you’re between the ages of 3 and 5, people ask your age on a regular basis, so it starts to seem like the most important thing about you. The older you get, the less you are asked and the less it matters. Usually, I feel quite a bit older that my actual age but this weekend I had a total Millennial moment.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I was choosing colors for painting our kitchen. Well, I went and bought 2 colors, and got to work. The first color, a light grey, was pretty much what I was anticipating. But then. But then. I dove right into the second color, and the minute I had rolled the first square foot of paint onto the wall I knew there was a problem.
In my head I was imagining something rich, but mellow and calm. Something natural and elegant. But this was just green. Dino kale green. I know, because I was making kale chips at the same time (ultimate form of multitasking) and held one of the kale leaves up to wall. Oh jeez.
I texted my mom, and then my designer friend, and then a group text. Before anyone responded, I had already decided the dino kale color just had to go. My mom, always rational, recommended I live with it for a week and see if it was really as bad as I was saying. One friend piped up with similar advice: let it dry first.
I was not in a rational mood. I went straight back to Home Depot and ordered the lightest green they make. When I say “lightest green," I should probably just say white. White with a tiny, itty-bitty drop of green in it.
The entire time, the same scene from Lizzy McGuire kept replaying itself in my head (Yea, I loved that show. Not ashamed. Other late 80s/early 90s babies might understand). It’s the episode when Mrs. McGuire just keeps painting their front door over and over because people keep making comments about her color selection. That was me but I was the one making comments and the one painting.
Despite the painting fiasco, these kale chips were fantastic. The perfect mid-painting snack.
Serves: 2 | Total Time: 25 minutes
- 1 bunch of dino kale (lacinato kale)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried ground rosemary
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Use a knife to remove the stems from the kale, and cut the kale into evenly size pieces.
- Toss kale in olive oil and rub with you fingers until each leaf is coated. Sprinkle with rosemary, salt, and nutritional yeast.
- Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and lay kale in even layer on pan. Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes, until leaves and crispy. Allow to cool.