Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Butternut Squash

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Butternut Squash - Chew Nibble Nosh

Seriously, Winter.  Make up your mind.

Sunny and 65 one day, snowy the next.  We’re in that weird part of the season where Winter just can’t decide if she wants to hang out at the party longer.  She’s lingering in the doorway on her way out, coat in hand, but still chatting up the host.

Thankfully, there are recipes like this that help bridge the gap.  This chicken pot pie is cozy and warm, but filled with bright fresh spring flavor, with a boost from fresh garlic, kale, pearl onions, butternut squash, and shredded rotisserie chicken.  It’s lighter than a traditional pot pie, but still warms your soul when winter hangs on for dear life.

Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad - Chew Nibble Nosh

Before I start, I know that writing about kale has become almost as cliché as posting about pumpkin spiced things during fall in the food blogging world.  It’s kale this, kale that, kale is so good for you, kale smoothies, kale stew, we love kale, kale will fix all that ails you…yada, yada, yada.  I get it.  The problem arises in that I really do honestly like kale.  I like it a lot.  And so, by default, since I write this blog about the real food I make in my real kitchen, YOU, my lucky friend, get another kale recipe.

Dinosaur Slaw

Dinosaur Slaw - Chew Nibble Nosh

 I have a few friends (I won’t name names) who have poked fun at my love of kale.  Well, Friends, get ready to poke some more.

I don’t know why, but when other really green things have scared away my children, one in particular, kale hasn’t.  It started when I baked up my first batch of Kale Chips.  Both kids could eat an entire batch in the blink of an eye.  So, I started adding kale to soups and salads, and even smoothies, in an attempt to get more “good” into my kids. Nine times out of ten, it works!  Kale is really, really nutritious.  I won’t bore you with the nutritional nitty gritty, but if you’d like to know more, check out there article here.  (Not only will you learn something about nutrition, you’ll learn about “massaging your kale”, which I’ve never done, and I find hilariously funny for some reason.)

Slow Cooker White Bean & Kielbasa Stew

It’s actually chilly here today in Georgia!  It won’t be later on today, but right now, as the morning is just getting started, there is actually frost on my front lawn!  I know this may not sound exciting to you, but I’ve had an awfully tough time getting in the Christmas spirit in the warm weather this time around.  I’m not asking for a blizzard, just a chill in the air, and today, I have it.

This recipe is perfect for a chilly day, and even better, it’s super simple.

Baked Kale Chips

Before you say, “Christine, I just read the name of this recipe and it sounds disgusting”,  just hear me out.  I know that when most of us think of kale, we think of the green stuff that’s occasionally floating around in a pot of soup or, most often, the curly stuff that’s used as a garnish when we go out to eat.  After years of sitting on the sidelines, kale is finally being recognized as the super-good-for-you-food that it is!  Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat and one you should really try to “force” upon your children.  For more on that, click here.  Thankfully, because of this recipe, I don’t have to force mine anymore!