Wednesday, January 5, 2011

E: BBQ Chicken & Jenna’s Beans

Thank you all for your well wishes for Josh & Frank. Josh is feeling much better and Frank has the puppy version of pink eye (which is not contagious to humans- thank goodness). He is on meds now and is doing much better!

Tuesday night, I was in the mood for barbeque. I decided to whip up Jenna’s sweet and spicy barbeque beans (along with barbeque chicken for Josh).  I hadn’t ever cooked or eaten kale before and I was very excited to try it.

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I made a half batch of beans and they were DELICIOUS!

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We also had fresh fruit. Josh’s version:

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and mine:

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Yum, yum! Loving grapefruit right now. I also used some tortilla chips as dippers.

So we’re halfway through the work/school week. Weekend plans yet?

45 comments:

Dinners and Dreams said...

I've been thinking about getting some grapefruits. They're pretty right now and would be good in so many recipes.

Nisrine

Lauren said...

I'm obsessed with grapefruit. I think I eat one almost every single day. I hear the health benefits of this fruit are so top notch.

Dinner looks fantastic. I never bought collard greens. Definitely a southern thing but I think I would like them, considering my love for Kale and pretty much anything green.

Heather said...

I've never tried kale either!

And I'm glad the boys are doing better. I don't have any plans for the weekend yet - we might go see Black Swan, though, I've been dying to see it!

lee said...

Glad your boys are doing better!

ashley nicole said...

yaaaay for trying kale. it was one of my first time challenges this week ;) and grapefruits are so yummy this time of year....citrus yummmmy!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I can't believe you've never had kale--make sure you try the kale chips--you'll fall in love. Glad to hear Frank and the hubby are on the uphill!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I can't believe you've never had kale--make sure you try the kale chips--you'll fall in love. Glad to hear Frank and the hubby are on the uphill!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I can't believe you've never had kale--make sure you try the kale chips--you'll fall in love. Glad to hear Frank and the hubby are on the uphill!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

ohhh kale is gonna be my new vegetable of the week next week i think!! excited to try it :)

We Are Not Martha said...

Poor Frank! I know how much pink eye sucks, so I feel bad for him :(

The kale looks awesome! And I'm obsessed with grapefruit too... It's even better when someone cuts it for me :)

Sues

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Yum! I LOVE collards!

fitchocoholic said...

Yummy! I loooove barbeque!!!!
This weekend, we're going to see everyone one last time before heading home to Brazil!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Before I left Michigan my mum gave me a bunch of grapefruits. I don`t have a grapefruit knife so they have been such a pain to eat. However they are delish. Is it hard living with a meat eater and being a vegetarian. I am slowly working toward becoming vegetarian and my husband is a crazy meat eater/hunter so it gets rough around here

xo

From Here to There. In Purple. said...

i'm so annoyed bc i cant find kale anywhere!!! i'm on a mission to find that and swiss chard. maybe WF will help a girl out

Keelie Sheridan said...

I had a bad experience with canned kale, but you've inspired me to try the fresh variety!

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

greens is one of those foods I have never tried...your version looks really good. I made Mandy's crockpot bbq chicken a few weeks ago, and the family LOVED it...I just picked up more chicken to make it again...and its soooo easy! glad all are on the mend!

Rose said...

My parents are coming to town for a visit this weekend - Excited!

Britt said...

I really need to get the grocery store... we were down to boxed mac n' cheese last night! Fresh citrus would rock right now. :-)

Agreed, you gotta try kale chips, just google them and you'll find the recipe.

glad to hear the boys are on the mend!

Anne Marie said...

I like grapefruit, but I haven't had it in such a long time! I'm looking forward to relaxing weekend!

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

Never tried kale?! Glad you finally got a chance. I LOVE kale. Those beans look oh so yummy.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

ok you have just convinced me to make those beans of jenna's..have been eyeing them for awhile.

Have a super day hon!

Tracey said...

I haven't had grapefruit in forever! I really need to start purchasing more fruit when I go to the store.

salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle) said...

Mmmmmm those look so great!!!

Julie said...

The beans with kale sounds very yummy! Especially with that chicken :)

Lisa @ Thrive Style said...

The kale and beans look SO good. I definitely want to try that this week. Thanks for the idea!

~Lisa

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Mmmm love bbq chicken, definitely one of my favorites. Also really like kale - I wish I could get The Man to eat it too. I like to cook mine with apples & onions w/ a splash of balsamic at the end! I really like this kale & beans idea though too, looks great :)

Alexis @There She Goes said...

Lovin' grapefruit currently

Julie said...

oh!! i'm so excited you tried kale for the first time! i loveee it in big salads :) hint hint it tastes fab O with goat cheeseness!

thank the lord the week is half over! i've got a white elephant xmas party i'm throwing at my house this weekend which hopeffulllly won't be snowed out!

i'm glad your men are getting better! have a great week girl :)

Holly said...

I'm so glad Josh and Frank are on the mend!

Mmmmm I love kale....well, mostly in the form of smoothies and as chips. :-) Delicious!

Krista said...

So glad you enjoyed the kale! It's one of my favourite greens to eat....

cyclicalunemployment said...

I really like the combo of beans and greens! I usually eat beans on my salad but not cooked in. +the vitamin C makes you absorb iron really well (I'm thinking of just completely copying your meal here!)
Katherine

Faith said...

I'm glad to hear that Josh and Frank are both doing better! Dinner looks pretty delicious and I've been on a grapefruit kick lately too! (One of the perks of winter is the delicious citrus...I'll take what I can get, lol!)

teresa said...

i love kale, i don't know what it is about that leaf, but it's so delicious!

glad everyone's feeling better, this is a tough time of year with all the colds going around!

Katie said...

I've been meaning to make those beans, too! Kale is my favorite vegetable, and I'm so glad you tried it out. Even Ari, who is not a veggie lover, loves it!

corey @ the runners cookie said...

Yum! I've only had kale a couple of times - I need to remember to buy it!
I'm glad your guys are starting to feel better :)

Ann Claire said...

I love grapefruit! In fact I just ate one right now and had part of another one at lunch. They are just so good. Your dinner looks great!

Simply Life said...

weekend trips include a fun trip to NYC!

Pound said...

love grapefruit! make sure you have some good grapefruit spoons to eat them with!

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

I can't believe you hadn't had kale before this!! I looove it!
Weekend plans include 3 different happy hours! Sounds like a happy weekend :)
Have a great week!

Bridget said...

Ok weird... I made bbq pulled pork and those SAME beans on Sunday!! Great minds thing alike :) I too was obsessed with the beans!! They came out so good!

*Naomi* said...

I literally JUST ate a grapefruit 10 seconds ago! i love them!!! I usually don't have them (don't know why they are delicious) so it tasted extra good!

Kale + beans= perfect meal!!!!

Priyanka said...

Glad your boys are doing better. I'll be visiting my family next week, so I have some shopping to do this weekend.

Janetha said...

good thing your boys have you to take care of them! <3

Shannon said...

glad your boys are on the mend ;) I'm all over the oranges as I'm fighting a cold... love kale though, i can't stop putting it with butternut squash in everything :)

the actor's diet said...

i'm so into grapefruits lately as well. bring on the sour!!!