What!-A meal with not a clove of garlic!! This was another excellent dish from CL. There were alot of steps, but it was worth it. You can do some of it ahead, or for that matter, it would probably be alright to put the whole thing together ahead and refrigerate until ready to cook. This will probably be my "go-to" dish for when we have a crowd around here. It fills the baking dish to the rim.
I also made the Tomatillo Salsa to go with the casserole and it was surprising good (also-no garlic). When I make them again I will add garlic. I really don't know why I didn't notice that when I was putting them together We also had the Watermelon-Mango Salad which was a great salad to serve with this casserole. It was simple and nothing to rave about, but went perfect with our meal.