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I have pork loin but I don’t have potatoes. I’m sifting through the fridge and I find squash. Lots of baby squash I forgot I had. If I don’t use them soon, I’ll lose them. Hmm….pork loin and squash? What the heck, let’s give it a try. This is what I did:
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So, I cheated on this one…I spotted a tray of ready-made meatloaf in the deli department.

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I’ve been out of the loop since I got pregnant. I had to give up one of the blogs and since I wasn’t cooking, this was it. But I am starting to feel better and am slowly crawling back to the kitchen.
So, here we go!

I’m a big fan of kale, but often, I don’t know what to do with it. I’ve fried it up with garlic in a pan, I’ve dried it out and made kale chips from it. And then I thought, why not make it similar to collard greens in the crock pot with bacon instead of a ham hock so that I don’t have to throw anything out and we can eat it all?

And so, I did.

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This is known as a New Year’s meal. Well, it’s isn’t January 1st, but it’s still the new year! I’m really getting brave now. I kept finding food I needed to get rid of in the fridge…so I threw it in!

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Okay, so I cheated a little. But it still counts. I did make the Christmas turkey in the crock pot!

I used an Italian herb seasoned turkey breast tenderloin. But mainly, I needed to use up those turnips from the garden and grasped at something to make with them. Considering all the self-cooking crock pot lessons I’ve given myself this year plus the crazy experiments, I used what I knew, threw it in the pot and hoped for the best.

Oh my goodness, it worked.

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Well, here it is. The collard greens I planted out back are finally harvested! Beautiful, green and tender. (I did have to mix some in from the community garden since my little back yard garden produced such a small amount.) A recipe from the kitchen of an Alabamian who moved to Kentucky…

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My mom told me about this recipe. Her friend told her about it. I do believe that is how the best recipes are born, aren’t they?

This is so simple you can memorize it and never have to use this recipe again!

End product.

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