July 30th, 2018


Kosher Dinner

On Saturday we hit up the local supermarket to do our week's shopping. We always shop the sales, so we picked up a bunch of chicken thighs for $0.77/lb. Kitty then went to Sprouts to get some cheap veggies on sale. When she was leaving the cart wrangler told her she had forgotten a bag in her cart. She said that it wasn't her cart. He then asked if she wanted the bag since he was just going to throw it away (store policy). So she took it. It had organic celery and rainbow Swiss chard. She brought it home and told me the story. WTF was I supposed to do with Swiss chard?!? I thought it was like a lettuce, but read that it was more closely related to beets. How do you prepare it? A quick internet search showed a few tasty-sounding recipes. And so I tried my paw at cooking something I had never eaten before. The results were rewarding! You separate the stems from the leaves. Cut the stems into bite-sized chunks. Saute' onion and garlic in butter and olive oil and then throw in the stems along with some white wine. Simmer 5 minutes. Then add the leaves and cook until wilted. Finish it off with some lemon juice and Parmesan cheese. Damn! It was the perfect side dish to go with the BBQ'd chicken thighs. I figured the meal cost about $1/plate. Oy!