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Sing it With Me

on July 26, 2012

A friend gave me a head of organic red kale.  I decided to make kale chips last night.  Very easy to do, surprisingly tasty, and actually good for me.  Kale is a superfood that’s big on fiber, vitamins and minerals, and powerful antioxidants.  Once you cut the curly, leafy part from the rib and cut or tear it into bite sized pieces, all you do is toss it in a little olive oil and sea salt and back it at a 275 degree oven for 20 minutes, turning the kale over half way.  Yum!

I don’t usually wax rhapsodic about veggie chips, but for some reason, the treat inspired me to write a song parody.  So, please rehearse the melody and chorus for Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and sing with me.  (I live in the Keys.  That’s close enough to being Margaritaville in this country.  Here goes:

 

Nibbling on kale chips

Won’t add to my hips

Leafy green goodness in sea salt and oil

On my porch rocker

With my two cockers

Thinking of pounds lost and feelin’ quite royal.

Weighting away again in Margaritaville

Happy that I’m losing more of my fat

I scarcely hoped that I could lose it again

Now I know that I can and that’s that!

Zumba gets crazy

Not for the lazy

Sweating profusely, the heart rate is up!

After salsa or rhumba

I’m ready to slumba

First I’ll slurp water by cup after cup!

Cause I’m . . .

Weighting away again in Margaritaville

Happy that I’m losing more of my fat

I scarcely hoped that I could lose it again

Now I know that I can and that’s that!

Eating small servings

Results, I’m deserving

If banked as dollars, I’d triple my wealth!

I’m into good protein

It’s helping me get lean

All of the progress increases my health!

Cause I’m . . .

Weighting away again in Margaritaville

Happy that I’m losing more of my fat

I scarcely hoped that I could lose it again

Now I know that I can and that’s that!

Thanks for playing.  You can thank me for the earworm later.  😉

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6 responses to “Sing it With Me

  1. hoperoth says:

    I think we’re getting kale in our CSA share this week. I think I’ll ask K for chips!

  2. Braless Betty says:

    You. Are. So. Funny. Girl.

  3. Susanne says:

    Well, that song will be in my head all day long…

    Thanks 🙂

    Susanne

  4. Martha Andrews says:

    LOL Love it!!
    Love Kale chips too! We have several kale plants growing in the back yard this year, love it in salads and as chips!
    Congratulations on your success! ❤

  5. Skye says:

    Very nicely done!

    I did my kale chips differently: higher heat and no turning. Very delicate afterward. I think I’ll try the next batch your way and see if it’s any different.

    There are kale chips in the novel I wrote, as an in-joke/homage to Jenny and ReFab. (But you don’t have to know it’s an in-joke. It’s in Seattle, thus it’s foodie, which simply fits in.)

    • I also do mine at higher heat and plan to try this variation. I love kale chips so much, I decided to grow kale for the first time this year. Harvested some yesterday!

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