Surviving the Holidays Whew

As always finding diabetic cookbooks and recipes is my goal. The holidays have taken me away from my search but with good reason.

We made it through Turkey day pretty much unscathed, my cousin Peggy, you know the famous cook that I talk about, created a killer meal. And some of the food was not diabetic but we all ate in moderation. My daughter brought her homemade pecan pie with homemade crust. yoummmmmm. My contribution was braised kale/swiss chard with a balsamic reduction. With shallots and garlic. You gotta have garlic.  I used 2 large bunches of organic Kale and 1 large bunch of swiss chard. I soaked then drained the greens overnight, stripped the stems, sauted in a pan with olive oil, i pat of butter, 2 chopped shallots and 2 chopped garlic, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Let that simmer down. I another pan I poured in one bottle of balsamic vinegar, I added a teaspoon of sugar at the end as this was not the highest grade of balsamic vinegar, I let it cook down stirring all the time as it bubbled, you can see it begin to reduce and thicken. I added the bit of sugar and poured it over the greens. So good. Peggy is skimming the fat off to make turkey gravy. I know we will have more to eat for Christmas but bring it on.



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