Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Trapped by an army of tiny white flakes

Today started off very unassuming. It was overcast and the sun was nowhere to be found. Then it started. One, then two, then three billion! Little, tiny, evil snowflakes. They banded together to trap me in my beloved in our apartment. My hopes of an early spring have been dashed.

Because of the depressing situation outside my windows I decided to make a meal that reminded me of warmer, sun filled days.

When Jon and I got back from Southern Mexico last May, my aunt made us a simple and filling meal. It was delightful. When we got home, I decided to make her kielbasa and kale meal. I tweaked it a little bit to fit our tastes.

Turkey Kielbasa and Kale

1 ring light turkey kielbasa
1 bunch fresh kale
1 clean, small leek- sliced into rings, white and light green only
3/4 cup chicken stock
1 large garlic clove, minced

Clean kale, removing the center rib. Chop roughly into large bite size pieces.

Cut kielbasa into 6-8 chunks.

Bring stock to a simmer. Add leek. Simmer 1 minute.

Add kale. Allow to wilt slightly, add fresh ground pepper.

Add kielbasa. Cover. Simmer 5-7 minutes until kale is soft (but not dead) and kielbasa is warmed through. Serve with prepared mustard on the side.


  1. EVIL snowflakes!

  2. I like mine with a little nutmeg. And I like snow! Yay for the snowflakes! I am still getting over my three years in relatively non-wintry WV.