Memorial Day 2001

May 25th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time

Memorial Day, 8 years ago, Zak and I were newly married and on our way to Aruba!

Memorial Day 2009? We cleaned the garage.  8 years.  Sounds about right.

On tonight’s dinner menu: black bean burgers with a side of kale chips.  McDonald’s ain’t got nothing on this version of burger and fries.


I first heard about Kale Chips on Fat Free Vegan, but she didn’t have much luck with them, so it wasn’t until I read Kath’s post about them that I finally tried them. If you’ve yet to discover kale chips, it’s about time you did!

I pretty much follow Kath’s method. Today I used Kale in a bag for the first time and it made it 100x easier to just take it triple washed from the bag and plop it down on a cookie sheet! Pre heat the oven to 350, place trimmed, washed and dried kale on a cookie sheet. I spray mine with a bit of olive oil using my Misto and then sprinkle them with a bit of salt and Parmesean cheese. Bake for 10 minutes, flip and stir around with a spatula, bake an additional 5 – 10 minutes as needed, until chips are dried out and crispy!

These are awesome and oh so healthy it hurts! We love these in our house. Well, Zak and I love them.  The girls have other thoughts.


Well more for me then!

Veggie burgers
and veggie toppings

Time to eat!


Lost: 1 veggie burger.  Last seen wearing a red leaf lettuce skirt and a sliced tomato hat.



My sweet little dining neighbor finishing up her veggie dog.


Off the get the kitchen cleaned up, at least the garage is done!


Wow, it’s like we could park a car in there! IMAGINE THAT!

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4 Responses

  • Jennifer says:

    Happy Anniversary you two!!! :) I didn’t even know. At least you got to spend the day together.

    I’m going to try those Kale chips, too. :)

  • Jane/you-know-who says:

    Kale chips? Hmmmm, your description is good, but I hafta think about that one.

  • Alison says:

    Thanks ladies!

    Jennifer, when you try the Kale Chips report back on how they turned out and what you thought! 😀

  • GIGI says:

    I love me some KALE CHIPS – Spritz a little olive oil spray & some garlic, thyme, salt and pepper – stick it in the broiled for like 3 minutes/or maybe 5 and DONE! Delicious and so very healthy! It’s tough to get KALE into my diet but this way of doing so works!!!