It's not particularly glamorous, but it sure is delicious! Meet my spin on a traditional Dutch winter meal (vouched for repeatedly by my Dutch friend, who was totally right about its filling, warming qualities), using new-to-me veggie #2, red kale.
4 stalks or so of red kale
6-8 baby potatoes, red or yellow, your preference
1 cup or so of baby carrots
1 tbsp butter or margarine
salt and pepper to taste
Boil some water and add chopped potatoes and carrots. Chop the kale and set it aside for a few minutes while the other veggies boil away.
When the carrots and potatoes are nearly fork-soft, add the kale to the pot to wilt for about 1 minute.
Drain all the veggies and do a rough mash with butter and milk, then add salt and pepper.
Enjoy your simple, hearty meal or side! This probably makes enough to serve 4 people, but I ate it in two sittings because I treated it as a main dish.
Comments on kale -
This green is a little bit bitter for my taste, so in future I'll probably try to disguise that a bit by preparing it with some kind of sweet sauce or dressing. Nonetheless, it was great in this dish to balance the heaviness of the potatoes.