Welp, seeing as my most exciting, most recent adventure was to Austin for Sasha’s bachelorette party (STILL one of the best trips EVER), I will pass on discussing it since half of the Super Friends were actually there.
That said, I *am* doing something kind of travel-related- I am starting a wine blog with two of my coworkers! It is travel-related because yummy wines come from fun far-off lands. Totally the same thing.
I’ll be heading up the partnerships/tech-research piece- how do we acquire followers, advertisers, interested parties, etc. from Twitter, other blogs (AHEM.), Facebook, tumblr, Pinterest, what have you. I’m super excited! We’ll be including a lot of experiential commentary, which is really what we hope to focus on most…other than the wine itself, of course. I want to add in food pairings for some of them, but you know me and my love of food. Mostly meat. Which I save for last (for those of you who read this and are not one of the original Super Friends, please reference comments under Lindsay’s last post).
Speaking of food- I did make some delicious stuff last week! Most notably, kale chips.
For those of you who have never created homemade kale chips, they are the stuff of DREAMS. Drizzle baking pan with olive oil (seriously, you guys- a drizzle is more than enough! These things become super greasy super quickly.), cover with 1 inch tears of kale. Spread kale evenly; do not double layer. Drizzle (!!!) with more olive oil, and sprinkle with crushed black pepper and sea salt.
Bake in oven on 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes (check on them after 10). Take out and lay on a double layer of paper towels; when cool, you can store in tupperware.
I definitely housed what was left of mine last night in a fit of salt craving. So good. I’ve also crumbled them on top of salad before as a healthier substitute for croutons, and they definitely do the trick!
So, in other Jessie news (outside of kale and wine), it’s been an INSANE week. Between big Super Friends news (I’ll leave that one to Abs), 12 hour work days, and my friend Megan telling me she’s 3 months pregnant, I don’t think I’ve been able to slow down for more than a second. I think the most exciting thing- other than those listed- is that I can’t find my iPad in a post-move world. Not really exciting so much as quite upsetting, actually. But whatever.
How are your weeks?!