Archive for May, 2009

Pan Seared Kale

We are beginning to harvest some kale from our garden.    We’ve had so much rain around here and are VERY behind on getting the warm weather crops planted.  Our cool weather stuff has faired pretty well…especially the greens.

Like any green, be sure you start out with a TON of this stuff because it will cook down to nothing!  This a fabulous recipe from my friend’s cookbook.  Thanks Kris!

My four-year-old prefers to eat the kale raw–actually he likes to get down on his hands and knees and eat it right out of the garden.  It’s true…I wish I had a picture of it!  If I can remember, I’ll take the camera to the garden next time.  The rest of us like it cooked up with some yummy butter and garlic.

  • 2 bunches of kale
  • 5 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 Tblsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • Celtic salt to taste

Saute garlic in butter in iron skillet on med-hi.  Add kale and olive or coconut oil and add a top/lid.  Stir frequently so garlic will not burn.  Add salt and lid simmer for 30 minutes on low.  Kale should be soft and tender.




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I can’t believe the baby is almost 2 weeks old.  We are enjoying his sweet newborn snuggles. 


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Proud Papa

I love these pics of Paul holding his new son soon after his birth.  Can’t you just see how proud he is!


Our midwife got this great shot of him.  Hey, he looks great for being up all night and helping deliver his son at 4:00 am!



Big sister and brothers stayed with Meme and Papaw during the night, but couldn’t wait to get home and hold their new little baby brother.  I love this picture…I’m calling it “Goldie Locks and the Three Brother Bears”


Eli is already asking when Jesse will be crawling.  He also ran to his room and got a big truck for Jesse to play with.  The truck was a big as Jesse!


This makes momma cry…


Hope you enjoy the pics…please leave a comment (yes, you)…we’d love to hear from you!


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We have been patiently waiting for the newest addition to our family. The Father has blessed us with a baby boy, Jesse Paul. He was born at 4:01 am this morning weighing 8lbs 8 oz. Mama did great and Jesse came through safely. Praise YHWH!!! 





Check back in the next day or so for the birth story!

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