A yummy skillet dinner of sausage, kale, and pasta that only takes 30 minutes to cook! You can enjoy this with marinara, mozzarella, and a glass of Chianti. Bon appetit!
I’ve been having a lot of spending urges lately. Maybe you saw my tweet the other day where I had finally convinced myself that I could afford that Michael Kors purse at Nordstrom Rack and then blew a tire driving there? Yeah, I’m more about the MK spending urges than the $600 you-need-all-four-new-tires spending. I’ve also been looking at houses. Like a crazy person. Seriously. There is no way I can afford a house. Who has money for a 20% down payment? Not me, that’s for sure. But the gorgeous $1.5 million dollar houses in my neighborhood have been calling my name. “Look at my driveway! Look at my fenced back yard! Look at my two bathrooms!” Well maybe not the last one because that’s kind of creepy but you get the jist.
So in my mix up of wanting to save what feels like one million dollars, and (still) wanting to buy a new purse for fall, I’ve been eating at home a lot more frequently. I’ve mentioned before how Andy’s family seriously stocks us up on some good food. They do a lot of their own butchering, send us home with dozens of eggs, and don’t get me started on all the cheeses we have! So instead of eating out like I love to do, we’ve been cooking at eating at home a lot.
So the other night, I tried my hand at cooking some kale. May as well be healthy with our at home cooking, right? I definitely surprised my boyfriend when I popped this out because of the unusual ingredients like garbanzo beans and kale. This sausage & kale pasta recipe is so amazingly easy and delicious that it kind of feels like cheating. With the sausage and the marinara sauce, your dish will pretty much have all of the seasonings built into it but feel free to add some sundried tomatoes, basil, or white wine. This dish is pretty much heating ingredients together and then it’s all ready to eat.
A note about the kale if you’re not a seasoned kale chef, you’ll need to remove the stems from the kale like so:
Just take a knife and run it along both sides of the stem to cut it out. Then you’ll need to rinse it really well and maybe even massage it to soften the kale up. Don’t worry about totally drying the kale off entirely, you can just place it into the skillet a little bit wet which will help the kale to wilt as the water steams up.
No, it’s not the prettiest, but it’s pretty dang tasty.
What’s a new healthy recipe that you want to try?