The last few days have been blissfully mindless. Life is pretty up in the air right now and last week I felt the weight of the world heavy on my shoulders but Thursday I decided to “go with the flow” a bit more and have faith that everything will work out the way it’s supposed to. And in the meantime my plan is to enjoy my free-time, my family, and the gorgeous summer days.
Friday was leisurely and lovely. Tate and I stayed Thursday and Friday night at my sister’s house and mid-afternoon Friday my sister, my niece, Tate and I headed to the beautiful Babcock State Park for some recreation.
Babcock is home to one of the most famous mills in the world.
Tate and I went for a great run while my sis and niece hiked.
Post-run we hopped in the creek for a rinse off.
They make cornmeal at the mill. I couldn’t resist buying a bag that was ground Thursday! Unfortunately, the old-timer running the operation couldn’t tell me if the corn was local or not :(.
Alright, there is something we need to talk about. They are green and crispy and snacktastic. They are kale chips!
These guys are straight goodness. I rubbed pieces of kale with olive oil and salt and baked on a cookie sheet until nice and crisp. I have been reading about kale chips on various blogs and recipe sites but it took me too long to try them myself. Don’t make the same mistake I did! Try them today! I will admit, they can have a bit of a bitter aftertaste, which I loved but Tate was not as convinced about their amazingness.
These chips pair well with salad, quinoa, fresh salsa, and fresh pesto.