Kale. Did you know about this dark green vegetable 5 years ago? Maybe you did. I hope so! But, if you didn’t, you probably do now.
It has become quite the favored little treat.
Yes, I consider kale a treat.
In light of its popularity, let’s plan a party around it. Invite your friends, your co-workers, your in-laws… Let’s have a Kale Party!
Your table could feature: Kale and lemons in old canning jars, mismatched vintage china (totally ok if it’s chipped or imperfect – it has a story), a burlap table runner, rust or dark green napkins, heavy silverware, hand cut wine glasses, large antique bowls and serving platters, and cast-iron soup pots and skillets. Simple, rustic elegance.
Here are some menu ideas for your first Kale Party:
Appetizer/Snack for your guests to munch on while you (calmly) finish any last minute preparations – Spicy Kale Chips
Salad – Massaged Kale Salad
Main Dish – Minestrone Soup
Bread – Kale and Cheddar Flat Bread
Dessert – Vegan Kale Spice Cake
Drinks – Apple Cider, Red Wine
This party is going to be such a hit that you’re going to have other friends dying to be invited to your next one.
Second Kale Party:
Appetizer/Snack -Ã‚ Spicy Kale Chips
Salad -Ã‚ Massaged Kale Salad
Main Dish – Spaghetti and Meatballs
Bread – Kale Pesto Braided Bread
Dessert – Chocolate Kale Cake with Sea Salt
Drinks – Red Wine, Mint Iced Tea, Tart Lemonade
Since you’re now totally in love with kale, and you really want to continue the Kale Party tradition, you’ll probably want to add a Kale Brunch to your list of things to do:
Main – Savory French Toast
Main – Mushroom Frittata with Kale
Side – Crispy Potatoes
Side – Wilt ‘Em Greens
Bread – Kale Apple Muffins
I’ve just scratched the surface here. There are so many things you can do with kale. I mean, really, I’d be happy with some raw kale drizzled withÃ‚ excellent olive oil, a squeeze of lemon, a dash of cayenne, and a sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Serve that with a side ofÃ‚ Crispy PotatoesÃ‚ and I’d gladly call it dinner. (Great, now I’m hungry. And I’m wishing we were having this for dinner tonight instead of the Spaghetti that I have planned…)
I think that you will most definitely agree that kale is a wonderful thing. Go call your friends… it’s time for a Kale Party!