Sweet potatoes, kale & avocado before flying to a tropical vacation



I’m making breakfast now, simmering sweet potatoes on stove top while simultaneously sautéing  onions and the very last of the kale (garden kale is always sweetest after it’s been frosted and picked) and, OK, maybe browning the onion a little too ferociously because I’m uploading photos for this blog at the same time.

After the kale and onions magically simmer, softening most delectably, I’ll spoon them over mashed sweet potato, sprinkle with cayenne and lemon, and decorate with long green avocado slices.

In the meantime, summer clothes lie helter and askew all around the house. They’re waiting to be stuffed in a black carry-on suitcase and toted an hour and a half away through snow showers to a jet which shall wing toward some very special family members in a tropical location, I swear it’s so! (No, poor Barry must linger behind and work, but a certain daughter is joining in this adventure…)

Before that auspicious hour, there are sixteen errands to run, including playing BINGO Spanish games with nine elementary students this afternoon, picking up sub sandwiches in town for Family Science Night at the school, and, oh, I won’t even type everything which will pass before luxuriating in 84 degree sunshine tomorrow afternoon.

I won’t be on-line much in the next week or two, so shall be mostly off the blog-reading and Facebook circuit, except for some random peeks.  Shall be posting the weekly blessing blog as usual, though, and it’s a very special blessing post indeed.

Would scribble more snippets but the sweet taters and kale and avocado await eagerly in the kitchen and the wood stove needs stoking and where is that suitcase anyway?

P.S.  Actually, even though there’s much to do before smiling at the TSA fellows, I’m actually feeling quite peaceful.  As long as the snow remains reasonable and cooperative for drivers, which I imagine it shall, bless every northern snowflake and southern tropical ray of sun.

See you later, snow!

See you later, snow!

About Kathy

I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.
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35 Responses to Sweet potatoes, kale & avocado before flying to a tropical vacation

  1. OM says:

    Bon voyage and isn’t the variety in the world of form just awesome!

  2. Jeff Stroud says:

    Sounds good to me! Enjoy !

  3. Is this breakfast? I will have to try this. Safe travels.

  4. Susan D says:

    Have a lovely time … and visit, Kathy. Thanks for this sweet offering today before you’re off. Safe travels 🙂

  5. Elisa says:

    I am making faces at the breakfast. I am rejecting it. Someone is saying oooo yum what interesting flavors for the waking tongue. Everyone agrees that the avocado would kill, there is an allergy, thus I can bypass the entire thing, though yam with cayenne makes my tummy get very excited, perhaps lunch…

    Good luck in your travels—sloppy sand and water in the toes!!! Thinking about the bird sanctuary walk thing….

  6. Have a wonderful, safe trip…lucky you!

  7. lisaspiral says:

    Have a lovely trip and enjoy your time with your daughter.

  8. debyemm says:

    You make that breakfast sound so delicious, I want to re-think how I define that meal. Oh, lucky you !! You sure do get around. Well the snows of Michigan will be around for awhile, so I know that you will really be soaking up their counterpart. I wish you a happy and fulfilling time with your daughter. I’ll miss you but will not be expecting you to miss all of us very much. Bon Voyage !!

  9. Snow showers and sunny beaches….. they both sound heavenly!
    Have a safe trip and a wonderful time in Florida!

  10. Heather says:

    Your breakfast sounds like it would make a great lunch! (I had just roasted sweet taters for dinner last night.) Enjoy your trip to warmer climes. We await your return 🙂

  11. Yum! And what a fun trip you have ahead – can’t wait to hear more!!

  12. Even though we are having beautiful crisp fall weather here, I’m a bit envious of your travel plans! Hope you have a wonderful time and bring back some of those tropical rays, Kathy!

  13. Godspeed Kathy. I’m looking forward to the sunshine-laden photos you’ll bring back to share with us.

    I wish I were having breakfast with you this morning — it sounds Scrumpdillyicious!

  14. sandiwhite says:

    What a powerful breakfast combo! Should have all the energy you need for this action-packed day. Have an amazing time, Kathy!

  15. Have a great trip and bring us back tales of your travel adventures!

  16. Traveling mercies to you and thank you for all you share with your followers.

  17. coastalcrone says:

    Enjoy your trip – may you have journey mercies!

  18. Dana says:

    My tummy is growling over your breakfast! I usually do oatmeal, but perhaps I’ll have to venture out of my comfort zone and make a savory breakfast today. It sounds delicious!

    I wish you safe travels and can’t wait to hear about your adventures. 🙂

    PS: I started blogging again. Finally. I have moved back to my old zona pellucida site for now and will see if I can find my writing groove again. Just thought I would let you know here, because I know you prefer your inbox non-cluttered (<– and I love and admire that about you!)

  19. Colleen Lloyd says:

    Wishing you sweet travels and sun kissed adventures. We’re heading out too, down-under into summer. Smiling at your description of scattered summer clothes and black carry-ons. Same going on at our place. Happy travels to you and Kiah!!

  20. Carol says:

    Wishing you a safe trip, many great new memories and basking in the sunshine from the sky and from the special people.


  21. Have a wonderful time! (I can’t believe how cold it feels already!!)

  22. me2013 says:

    Enjoy it Kathy, can’t wait to hear all about it.

  23. Bonnie says:

    Enjoy your time away in the warmth. I am hoping you will share the rays with us when you return.

  24. sybil says:

    Warmth of sun and the warmth of family. WOOT !

  25. Brenda Hardie says:

    Kathy, your breakfast sounds delicious! Your pictures are beautiful—thank you for sharing them 🙂 I hope you had a safe flight and are enjoying your time away now. Please relax and know my love and prayers are with you. I’ll be anxiously waiting to see your sunny pictures when you return. Have fun dear friend ♥

  26. Kathy says:

    Thank you, all! Safely at Fort Myers Beach and just wrote this Facebook status: I’m showing my mom around Facebook here in Fort Myers Beach before we take our walk out to the Bird Sanctuary and down the white sandy beach to the Outrigger for morning orange juice or coffee beneath the tikis. We’re going to wear our tevas and wade. Even though it’s cloudy–it’s still going to be 84 degrees. Not thinking about you, Michigan snow!

  27. Glad you had a safe trip down to the tropics. Enjoy your warm vacation and have a safe flight home. 🙂

  28. Karma says:

    How wonderful for you! I hope you’ll dip your toes in the sand and the ocean for me.

  29. Stacy says:

    Have a safe and fun-filled trip, Kathy. We’ll see you when you get back! ❤

  30. Robin says:

    Your breakfast sounds wonderful! I hope you’re enjoying your extension of summer, and soaking in lots of sunshine. 🙂

  31. Here’s wishig you a wonderful tropical vacation away from the snow and the cold. Will be looking forward to new stories when you return. ~yvonne

  32. Tammy says:

    Love your vegan menu Kathy! Have a wonderful trip and don’t think about blogging.

  33. Munira says:

    Yum!! You made me hungry with that description of your cooking Kathy. The tropical getaway with offspring sounds like it will be a lot of fun! Hope you have a wonderful time, don’t miss us too much, and I love the last photo!

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