Grilled chicken breast with chimichurri, garlicky brussel sprouts, lime-cilantro rice, & cauliflower soup...mmmmmm.


Hot Dog Octopi...oops Octopuses

Skimming through my photos reminds me of something...I'm soooooooo behind on posting. So, at least I can try to pull some of these photos out and start blogging. This is something so simple & fun...I can't even remember where I saw/read the idea. It's for Hot Dog Octopuses. Easy, breezy, & oh-so-fun...;o)

Basically...just take a hot dog & cut the bottom 2/3 into sixths (which technically would be a hexapus...or hexapod...anyhoooo..) or eighths. Grill 'em, fry 'em, or *gasp* boil 'em up and watch the fun begin. You could kick it up a notch and put eyes on 'em to complete the fun!


Kale Chips

We've become obsessed enamored with a healthier alternative to potato chips in our household. Even my 4YO son who has a total aversion to anything green or has color...with the exception of spinach pesto....is the BIGGEST fan of these chips. I get so many smiles and chuckles when we're at the commissary (military grocery store) and he's yelling "KALE CHIPS!! CAN I HAVE KALE CHIPS, PLEASE?!?!?!"

So, I had read about this a loooooonnnnng time ago on Kath Eats Real Food. It's super easy to make and just incredibly yummy. This is the original recipe.

We actually just keep it nice and simple...extra virgin olive oil an kosher salt. It's so good and strangely addictive. Try it...Mikey Jaron likes it.