Busy day, so i doctored up a stove-top chicken/veggie/pasta dish. Added a bit more chicken and a lot more veggies, plus amped up the seasonings. Our tossed salads had a generous portion of kale. I massaged the stuff to soften it a bit. That worked, but the danged things were still impossible to keep on the fork!
From now on our kale will be of the cooked variety, more likely than not.