Our Kale plant did very well this year at our community garden. But since it was at the garden, I haven't used any of it. We also had one in a pot on our driveway, which was much easier to just go grab a few leaves. Anyway, I heard someone mention that they just froze it in bags to preserve it, so I decided to harvest our garden plant (or rather, had Kevin do it!). I washed it and patted it dry. Make sure you wash it!
Then Rebekah helped squish it into gallon size bags. We ended up with 2 bags VERY full. I plan on just breaking a chunk off when I want to use some. I like to add kale to sauces and soup. It looks like any other herb when it's chopped up and the kids don't realize they're eating a vegetable!
We also found a really cool bug in it's cocoon type thing... it wiggled when you bumped it, gross! The kids thought it was neat, but they were scared to touch it. I called it science time!