Yesterday was the first annual National Kale Day. It was also National Taco Day. Obviously, I needed kale tacos.
I have made kale tacos in the past. Roast some butternut squash or sweet potatoes, caramelize some onions, toss it together with steamed kale and goat cheese, wrap it in a corn tortilla, and you have a delicious treat. This was the plan.
This is a great plan when you have any of those things in your house.
Alas, when grocery shopping on Tuesday, I did not anticipate this meal, so I did not buy for it.
I had leftover pasta with a butternut squash sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan. That was acceptable. In fact, it was good. It was warm, homey, comfort food.
But it was not kale tacos.
Themes, observations, and lessons:
– I am even more emotionally attached to food than I suspected. If it weren’t for my decision to forego fast food altogether, I know that I would have hit up Taco Casa for tacos, and the pasta would have likely gone to waste, just so I could satisfy a whim.
– I need kale in my house, because as cravings go, this is a pretty healthy one. ‘Tis the season.