Yesterday was the definition of gloomy. It was thundering all day and really dark out. After having a really busy couple of days, it was actually pretty awesome to almost be forced to stay in the house all day yesterday. I took a nap, did some laundry and was generally lazy. I am big fan of lazy days on the weekend.
I managed to pry myself off the couch for long enough to make a decent dinner. It helped that for some reason, Kroger had a huge amount of organic kale on sale. This is not the norm at my Kroger, especially the organic part, but it made me happy. I guess kale is trendy.
This was Ginger, Garlic and Chili Shrimp with Kale with Red Peppers and Olives. I forgot to put the sugar into the oil, garlic and ginger for the shrimp dish and I wish I hadn’t because it was on the salty side because of my omission. However, I used low-salt olives (which I would not normally recommend, but bought them on a whim) so the salty shrimp went well with the lower salted kale dish. I mixed everything together and all was good.
And then there was dessert.
For the D week of Meatless Mondays from A-Z, the ingredient was dark chocolate. To let you in on a secret, I actually much prefer milk chocolate to dark, but did buy some dark chocolate chips to bake with.
These were Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies with Sea Salt. And now Jason knows the secret ingredient! I put them in the fridge so I wouldn’t eat half the pan and then I realized that I like them even better cold. Uh oh!