Do any of you watch Modern Family? I don’t watch a whole lot of TV, contagion but it’s one of the few shows I make sure to DVR. Phil is one of the more ridiculous and amazing characters of all time. If you’ve never seen it, I recommend catching last season on abc.com. Anyway, last week’s show featured Mitchell coming home from the farmer’s market with some dour news. “Did you know that spinach is out? Spinach is out and Kale is in.” And then later, “Kale is really more of a garnish.”
Being someone who’s mildly obsessed with food, I loved this little bit of commentary. Kale really is in – it’s everywhere. (Spinach is sooo out, apparently.) Good thing I love the stuff, though I know some people are not into dark leafy greens. If you’ve got a picky eater in your family, or you’re just trying to work more greens into your diet, then this is the recipe for you. I’m telling you, no one can resist creamy potatoes topped with melty, browned cheese. The tender bits of kale give it some textural interest and provide beautiful color (in addition to all the healthy stuff).
A great dish to make now while it’s still cold out and it seems like this winter will never end. And because Kale is in, you know?