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Creamy Cheesy Kale with Toasted Almond Crunch

Creamy Cheesy Kale with Toasted Almond Crunch- is the perfect cheesy side dish to have your family scarf up their greens! Done in 20 minutes!|wordslikehoneycomb.comOur very first ALL THE THINGS post is HERE for you…just in time for Christmas…so basically it is my gift to you of all things pretty and fun and tasty.

These will be occasional posts of different things I find on the internet or in real life that I want to share with you ? I hope you enjoy and definitely indulge in that Creamy Cheesy Kale with Toasted Almond Crunch I have for you towards the end of this post!

ALL THE THINGS

Cutest Ornament Ever aka this Fur Boots ornament I found at Target had me completely squealing!  I purchased it for an ornament exchange at a Christmas Party this weekend and I totally fell in love with it.  My husband ended up “stealing” it from another innocent guest so I could have it as my own.  I think I need a whole tree covered in them.little booties ornament

Must Try Recipe is totally this Fudgy Chocolate Pudding Cake  pinterest find from SixSistersStuff.com.  It was the best gooey chocolate thing I could find on the internet and it is HAPPENING for Christmas.  I will report back with delicious details. Gooey-Chocolate-Pudding-Cake-on-SixSistersStuffPhoto Credit: SixSistersStuff.com

Organizing Love for Erin Condren PlannersMy stylish planner-loving friend told me about these and with so many options to personalize, you are sure to get the perfect planner for your needs!  Although I am crossing my fingers for a Lily Pulitzer Planner for Christmas, this planner is certainly runner up!Erin Condren planners Photo Credit: ErinCondren.com

SO TRUE funny would have to be this incredibly accurate photo by @SITSGirls I saw posted on Facebook by my friend.  Thanks for the laugh, Chari!  I can’t imagine once we have kids…the list is only going to grow! Photo Credit: SITSGirls.comFB_IMG_1450715045618

Last but not least, my favorite way to use cheese this week is my Creamy Cheesy Kale with Toasted Almond Crunch!Creamy Cheesy Kale with Toasted Almond Crunch- is the perfect cheesy side dish to have your family scarf up their greens! Done in 20 minutes!|wordslikehoneycomb.com

Christmas is SOOOOO CLOSE ?and I am having alllll the happy feels ???Creamy Cheesy Kale with Toasted Almond Crunch- is the perfect cheesy side dish to have your family scarf up their greens! Done in 20 minutes!|wordslikehoneycomb.comCreamy Cheesy Kale with Toasted Almond Crunch- is the perfect cheesy side dish to have your family scarf up their greens! Done in 20 minutes!|wordslikehoneycomb.com

This goodness definitely has something to do with that!  And with all those cheesy levels of coating on each kale leaf, I will, without a doubt, be meeting my daily veggie intake.  Can that make it okay?  Even with 3 types of cheese?! Although on the indulgent side, I love when I can still feel great about eating my greens and scarfing them down eagerly!Creamy Cheesy Kale with Toasted Almond Crunch- is the perfect cheesy side dish to have your family scarf up their greens! Done in 20 minutes!|wordslikehoneycomb.com

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Creamy Cheesy Kale with Toasted Almond Crunch
 
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Serves: 4-5 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 large bundle of Kale (about 6-7 cups chopped)
  • ½ cup broth

  • SAUCE
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ¾-1 cup skim milk *see notes for details
  • ¼ shredded parmesan
  • ½ cup feta
  • ½ cup mozzarella
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

  • Toasted Almond Crunch
  • ½ cup Panko
  • ¼ cup almonds, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. butter
Instructions
  1. In small sauce pan add 1 tablespoon butter and allow to melt on medium heat. Once melted, add minced onion, garlic and seasoning. Sauté for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant and stir in milk and cheese.
  2. Stir until melted and set aside or see notes for ultra-smooth creamy sauce*
  3. Meanwhile, add remaining tablespoon of butter to a large sauté pan and, once melted, add panko and almonds stirring frequently until golden brown (about 3 minutes on medium-low heat). Remove and set aside.
  4. Finally, add broth and kale to the large sauté pan and cover for about 3-5 minutes or until kale is tender and wilted and broth is gone. Stir in cheese sauce and top with almond crunch.
  5. Serve immediately.
Notes
To achieve the creamiest sauce, add cheese sauce to a high-powered blender and pulse until all elements of sauce of combined and add back to sauce pan to keep warm.

Hope you enjoy this final Christmas recipe before the big day????

Merry CHRISTmas  to each of you!  I hope you will each enjoy the True Reason for this season and I look forward to what the big 2016 will bring for each of us!

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