I have a confession: I’ve never cooked collard greens at home. I’ve eaten them plenty of times, but for some reason, whenever I’ve got greens in mind I go for kale or chard. Collards have to be cooked a little longer than other greens to soften them, but otherwise, they are delicious eaten with a touch of olive oil and salt. A splash of vinegar works too, but since we’re being purists in our challenge I try to keep the flavors as close to their natural state as possible.
Verdict on collard greens? Our conversation was long and confusing and I still don’t have an answer. Apologies.
ME: Ok. Mystery food right now is….
EMMA: I want purple.
ME: Who can tell me what this is?
LAUREN: Greens, greens, greens.
ME: Yeah. It’s greens. What kind of greens.
LAUREN: Uh salad greens?
ME: Uh Nope. It’s not salad greens. What kind of greens.
ME: She got it! Collards. Did you say Collards?
EMMA: [Nods yes].
ME: Yeah!!!! How’d you know?
SAM: She went to Jamaica.
ME: Oh my gosh. Did you go to Jamaica? How did you know it was collard greens? You just guessed? That was really smart. Ok, who wants to smell the collard greens?
ME: Ok. Smell it.
EMMA: [sniffing]. Yummy!
ME: Yeah? What does it smell like?
SAM: It smells like… like a… it smells like —
EMMA: Oh, it keeps falling.
ME: Do you want a bigger fork?
EMMA: Yeah, Ok.
SAM: It smells like… it smells like um —
ME: Take a big smell.
LAUREN: Uh, I don’t know. It looks nice.
ME: It looks nice?
LAUREN: Like greens.
ME: It looks like greens. Ok. Who wants to take the first taste of the collard greens?
ME: Ok, Lauren’s going to taste it. And, Emma is going to taste it.
SAM: I don’t want to taste it.
LAUREN: It tastes like olive oil.
ME: There’s a little bit olive oil in there, yeah, because I had to cook them.
SAM: Why do I have two forks?
ME: I don’t know why you have two forks.
SAM: Maybe that was magic.
ME: Maybe it was magic. What do you think, Emma? You guessed the vegetable this week, do you like it?
EMMA: [nodding yes].
ME: What do they taste like?
ME: They taste like juice?
ME: I bet you would like green juices because they make juices out of greens.
EMMA: No, they turn them into pink juice.
ME: There are pink juices too.
LAUREN: Has Sam tried it yet?
ME: Sam has not tried it yet.
ME: Emma loves it. Here, Sam.
ME: Spicy? It’s not spicy.
LAUREN: Spicy? [giggling].
ME: There’s no spicy in it.
SAM: I don’t like it.
ME: You don’t like it? Because it’s too spicy?
EMMA: It is not spicy. Mine is not spicy.
ME: No, your’s is not spicy.
ME: So, what do you guys think? Should we get collard greens again?
LAUREN: Um, no.
ME: You said ‘yeah’, Sam, but you didn’t like it?
EMMA: I do.
SAM: No. I wouldn’t get them again.
ME: I’m confused. What about you, Lauren?
ME: No. But you would Emma, right?
ME: Oh! You said you would. You said you liked them.
EMMA: I do.
ME: Yeah. You do like them?
EMMA: But I don’t.
ME: Ok. Alright, so that’s it, no more?
SAM: No more.
EMMA: I liked them.
Love the circular commentary! I’ve never cooked collards either. I love that Emma new the name of the mystery food!
It’s great that the kids aren’t afraid to try new foods. Funny that Emma knew collard greens.
great points altogether, you just received a new reader.
What would you suggest in regards to your put up
that you made some days ago? Any sure?