3 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
8 ounces thick-sliced bacon (cut into 1-inch slices)
1 yellow onion (cut in half lengthwise, then thinly sliced crosswise)
  pinch red pepper flakes
1 pound butternut squash (peeled and cut into 3/4-inch dice, about 4 cups)
1 cup chicken or vegetable broth (or more as needed)
1 bunch kale, preferably dino (ribs removed, chopped into 1-inch pieces - about 5 cups lightly packed)
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley