the life of a nanny

just the musings of the life of a nanny

collards May 3, 2011

Filed under: 101 in 1001,food — thelifeofananny @ 2:29 pm

Saturday April 16th, my mom and I spent the day frolicking around town. Caleb had to work, and my dad was in a kayak fishing tournament, so that left us ladies to spend their monies- just kidding 🙂

We didn’t have much planned other than we knew we wanted to go to the farmers market in market square. So that was our first stop. We looked at everyones different produced and then bought the things we wanted. I never had collards growing up, but Calebs grandmother has made them once for us, and i love them. So this one lady was selling a few things we wanted, including collards, so we purchased things from her. She had collards that were already cut up in a bag without stems, but i wanted to do them all by myself, so i bought the ones that weren’t precut. A whopping 10+lbs of collards for $4- sounded like a steal to me.

Then we headed to shoe station, because, well, what girl couldn’t use a new pair of shoes! Well I looked, and looked, and saw a few things, but they were out of my price range, so I told my mom I wasn’t getting anything, She BEGGED me to let her buy me something. Seriously, begged me- told me that i should take advantage while she was offering. I just felt so bad- $70 for a pair of shoes, no way! But I picked out a new pair of tennis shoes, after all, I haven’t had a new pair since 2005! She then tried to talk me into letting her buy me another pair. Thats where I drew the line.

After shoe shopping, we then headed to Mozaik for a delicious lunch. We split the crab cake appetizer and then split the portabella sandwich- delicious!

Then we went all the way across town to Earth Fare- she had never been, so I had to show her what all the hype was about.

Then we went back to my parents house to hang out. I love my sweet mom! She is the absolute best!


Later that night, i decided to cook the collard greens. and boy, was cutting them a production. After trying various techniques, i decided to whop out my awesome papered chef pizza cutter, then i had them suckers down to a science.

I just cooked them in some water with a little seasonings such as salt, pepper, and cajun seasons. They turned out delicious. We ate them with chicken sausage and jalapeno cornbread muffins. yum!

collard leaf

cuttin' collards

cookin' collards

dinner- yummy!


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