Despite being born in August, I'm no fan of hot weather, so the past few days here in NC have been great!
Meanwhile, more veggies are supposed to be on the menu, so I'm passing on this unique and simple recipe for collard greens which takes about 35 minutes to prepare and cook. If you use these exact ingredients, the calorie count should be no more than 180 calories.
JAMAICAN COLLARD GREENS
1 Tbsp Coconut or Olive Oil
1 Cup Chopped White Onion
1 Habanero Chile, stemmed and diced (or jalapeno for less heat)
2 Tsp Chopped Fresh Thyme
1 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
2 Cans (13.5 oz. each) Coconut Milk
2 Bags (16 oz. each) Fresh Chopped Collard Greens
1 Tsp Salt
1/8 to 1/4 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high. Stir in the onion, chile and thyme, cooking for 3 minutes. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the coconut milk, bringing to a simmer, cooking for 3 minutes.
Stir in the greens, then cover and cook for 2 minutes. Use tongs and mix the wilted leaves. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 15 minutes, covered, mixing a couple more times. If you like your greens more done, leave in for 30 minutes more. Stir in salt and nutmeg. Transfer to a bowl, and scatter toasted coconut on top.
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In 1852 Louisa May Alcott released her first novel entitled, The Rival Painters: A Story of Rome, and it didn't get a lot of attention. But she became famous once she wrote the classic, Little Women about 17 years later. So many people wanted to meet her that crowds would show up at her home in Massachusetts. The renowned author was so shy, however, that she pretended to be a servant to trick her fans into leaving.
The movie Little Women has been created in 1933, 1949, and again in 1994. Some people consider this one of the best movies for the Christmas season because it's so family oriented and heartwarming.
GIVE ME MORE CHEESE
I'm fanatic about cheese and will add it to just about anything. When we think about cheese, Wisconsin comes to mind because they're the makers of more than 600 high quality varieties.
I just wish I had the skills to make my own cheese like Rain from Rain's Garden! *Waving at Rain".