Breakfast With Lemuel Chenoweth
I want to share a seriously good kale & mini-bell pepper recipe with you this morning…Also, a book that I rescued out of the dumpster on a job-site. (One of just a few books that I will tell you about soon!)
It’s called ‘The Great Bridge Building Contest’ & it’s about the West Virginian carpenter Lemuel Chenowith.
But first, breakfast:
Lemon & Parmesan Kale with Mini Roasted Bell Peppers
Oven temp: 450
2-3 stalks of kale
4 mini sweet multi-colored bell peppers, cut into strips
McCormicks Lemon & Pepper seasoning
Parmesan Cheese (I used the kind you shake from a jar)
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees & cut up your mini bell peppers.
Place them on a baking sheet with foil & drizzle olive oil with a pinch or two of garlic salt. Make sure the peppers are evenly coated.
Put the peppers aside & use the baking sheet with the same foil again for the kale.
Wash & dry the kale. Tear off the leaves from the stalk into bite size pieces. Spread as evenly as possible over the baking sheet. (I learned from Vivian Howard on A Chef’s Life not to let veggies overlap too much in the oven!)
Bake the kale for about 8 minutes…Any longer & it wil turn into kale chips. You don’t want that, however there will probably be a few crunchy pieces & that’s not a bad thing at all.
So just put the kale in a bowl & put the peppers on top. Simple. Healthy. REALLY good.
It’s about a bridge building contest & although the architects bridge designs were grand…Lemuel, who wasn’t so educated, built a model he could prove would stand the test of time.
“Suddenly, using the ring of he chair, he stepped onto the top of the model, and walked across it- from one end to the other. A gasp went through the audience. No way could it hold! Each one of them knew their mathematics. Had this been the actual bridge it would have been as if a six-hundred-foot man stood on it.
But the model held.”
If you believe you might have a budding little engineer or architect on your hands, I recommend this book for him or her…
The last three pages show illustrations of all Lemuel’s covered bridges & one of them is in Missouri (where my grandmother was from)!
Enjoy the recipe…I know you will!