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Don’t let the photo fool you — these two dishes were separated by two months. During the holidays I was useless for keeping up any kind of routine, and I feel as though I am only now starting to come out of the stupor. Does that happen to anyone else? At any rate, tonight I made the tomato casserole and figured I may as well catch up.

Kale Casserole: cook fresh or frozen kale, drain. Boil and peel 4 eggs, chop. Make a white sauce with butter, flour and milk. Add cheese and season with salt and pepper. Stir in eggs and kale. Pour into a casserole dish, top with bread crumbs tossed in melted butter. Bake.

This would have been a pretty decent one dish meal or hearty side dish, but I under seasoned it.

Tomato-Green Bean Casserole: mix herbed stuffing mix with melted butter, set half aside. Combine stuffing mix with sliced tomatoes (the recipe calls for canned but I had fresh), canned green beans, sugar, seasoned salt, and oregano or basil (I used oregano). Top with remaining stuffing. Bake covered for 20 minutes, then uncovered.

This was yummy, but I think they must have wanted me to used a different kind of stuffing mix. I also didn’t really see the point of the sugar or seasoned salt. With the oregano it tasted a bit like pizza.

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