Monday, July 1, 2013

K Is For Kitty

As part of our projects at home and alphabet lunches, we featured the letter K today. I even bought kumquats, but do you think I could get anyone to eat them? Um, no. But, now I know that they are fantastic cut up in a pitcher of water or a tall glass of iced green tea.
We also took this opportunity to make kale chips. We have been picking up a beautiful bunch of it every week at the farmer's market, so I figured we should give them a go. They turned out great, so we are sharing our method.

Kale Chips
Ingredients - 1 large bunch of kale, ribs trimmed and chopped roughly, 1 Tbsp olive oil, 2 tsp soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste
Toss the kale with all the ingredients. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes, tossing halfway through cooking time, at 375 degrees.
The pros? An easy, delicious, healthy, crunchy snack. The cons? Where the heck did all my kale go? I had a big beautiful pile of it. Now I have a couple of handfuls of dried bits. Hmpf.

Letter K Easylunchboxes Bento
Kiwi with a 'kiss' pick, homemade kale chips, a koala pick in Kalamata olives, provolone and mustard kitty sandwich, and a mini Kit-Kat.

And, our worksheets for the day? Here are just a few of them.
k worksheets

In this lunch...

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