This weekend my husband took a quick celebratory vacation to Vegas for his birthday.
Vegas wouldn't necessarily be my choice for a 'vacation' because for one I don't drink, I don't gamble, I get sick at the smell of cigar smoke, and a 7 month pregnant woman in a nightclub just...doesn't go. Not to mention, there are boobies everywhere...Like, old and young ladies boobs are hanging out all over the place.
It makes my itty bitties feel...insignificant. :)
My husband however has been begging me to take him to Vegas, so I knew this would be a perfect treat for his bday. (I did put my foot down on the hooters hotel though, no matter how good he says their 'wings' are...)
For Hubby's Birthday dinner we dined at Bobby Flay's restaurant, Mesa Grill. We got our selves ready, I put on makeup and Hubby brushed his teeth, and we went out for a night on the town.
Mesa Grill was...AMAZING.
I went in 7 months pregnant, and came out looking 12 months along.
We started with a Mexi Goat Cheese fondue dip, which I basically wanted to bath in.
Then we ordered tamales, roasted chicken, a side of freakin-a-mazing corn, and ended it with churros that you could dip in chocolate and dulce de leche.
I'm almost positive nothing was healthy.
The rest of the time was spent sunbathing, eating some more, and watching my husband pretend he knows how to play blackjack..
If you can't read the dollar amount in the corner of the screen it says $0.00.
Over all I had an incredible great trip, and it was much needed. Having a husband work so much only makes me miss him more, so it was nice to catch up and spend one on one time with each other.
Since being home, I haven't let go of Baby Boo because I missed her so much... Even though she keeps calling me grandma and asking me for ice cream...
[Mom if you are reading this, I am being completely serious. I have a feeling she called you mama and you liked it...:) ]
But instead of ice cream, I quickly whipped up a batch of kale greens just to get something good into all our systems, because truth be told, this weekend I ate quite a bit of food , and I have a feeling Boo did too.
And I'm pretty sure her food rhymed with rice ream...
Hint of Lime Kale Chips
*Kale is a scary yet amazing green. If your kids or even yourself are unfamiliar or un-easy trying kale, these chips are the perfect trial run! They are a SUPER quick and easy prep snack that your kids can help you make. Once done, they are a crispy and delightful snack that may take place of those potato chips your always craving!*
**Side Note: Kale is a great source of Vitamins A, C, and K!
1 large bunch Kale
1 medium lime-juice and zest
1 TB. olive oil or melted coconut oil
sprinkle of sea salt
1. Pre-heat oven 350. Remove the leaves of kale from the stems. Rinse leaves under cool water, then completely dry leaves. I use a salad spinner to dry my greens because it's fast and easy. Otherwise you can pat the leaves dry and let them sit until they aren't wet any more. Be gentle with the leaves.
2. Once the leaves are dry, place them in a bowl and add ingredients. Massage the ingredients into the kale leaves, almost like your kneading dough. Make sure every leaf is coated.
3. Place leaves on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or baking sheet. Spread the leaves out so they aren't all clumped together, and place cookie sheet in oven. Bake kale for 10-20 minutes, until the chips are crispy all the way through. The leaves will shrink a little. Some leaves you might have to toss once so they bake all the way through.
4. Once they are done, pull out of the oven and try to control your self from not eating the whole tray.
I should probably warn you that doubling the batch is a necessity...Because one batch isn't enough for a hungry family starving for goodness.
But since I'm grandma now I am all about respecting your elders, which means I get first dibs.
Now excuse my while I put on my granny panties and have me a kale partay!