I don’t know why it took me so long to catch on to this series . . . probably the fact that the crime novel is a departure from my typical reading list. But I decided to try to finish the series before the movie comes out, and I’m totally hooked.

No, not that. This is a bag of kale chips. I tried to make this a few times last year but it resulted in a soggy mess. I finally got it down and I am loving it. Crunchy and salty but low in calories.  My favorite version is to coat the kale with a little olive oil cooking spray, then garlic salt and grated parmesan. I bake them for about 10 minutes at 350, and then turn off the oven and let it sit for another 5 minutes. And then I sit in a corner and hide from Jafta, because he likes them, too.

What is it about this show? I am so obssessed with My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. It’s like a time capsule where where a bunch of girls dressed like Vegas hookers go back to the gender roles of pre-suffrage America. Part cultural expose and part train wreck.  I love it.  And I will never, ever let India see it, because I’m certain she would take one look and resolve to drop out of school, get married at 16, and live out life in a trailer if it meant she could wear one of those dresses someday.