We'd been in a rut with kale for a while and had gotten tired of eating it with lentils so it had been a month since we picked any. The plants have filled out and we realized we needed to eat some but in a different way. Here's what we came up with.
Pasta with Kale & Sausage Sauce
3 Spicy Italian sausages, removed from casing and crumbled
5 oz kale, washed and torn from stems
2 cups red tomato sauce (We use 5 Minute tomato sauce)
1 clove garlic, minced
Set a pot of water to boil large enough to cook your pasta. In a skillet, brown the crumbled sausages. When the water boils, place the kale in the pot and blanch for a few minutes. Remove the kale from the pot using a slotted spoon, reserving the water in the pot. Return the water to a boil and cook the pasta. While the pasta cooks, chop the kale. When the sausage is cooked, add the minced garlic and saute one minute. Add the two cups of red sauce and the chopped kale. Heat over medium heat until the sauce is warmed. Drain the pasta and serve the sauce over the pasta with Parmesan cheese.