Monday, May 11, 2015


Kate Collins

Whew! I'm taking a quick break in the action to write this so I can go back to the fun. My son and daughter are home for Mother's Day, and we are three bizeee people!  We've moved furniture, fixed a doorbell, shopped, planted pots and pots of flowers (you can see a photo of two of those pots), made food, and grilled out, taking advantage of a quick break in the weather -- wait, is that yellow glow -- could it be -- the SUN?

And before long, we'll be eating organic beef burgers, sweet potato & onions in foil packets, baked beans, green salad, and as a tribute to my mom, her famous Pecan Pie Surprise Bars. Also on tap is a bottle of champagne.

It is Mother's Day, after all.

Then an after dinner walk and we are done. They will have to drive back to their respective homes and I'll get to relax and smile over the lovely day.

We're very close, my kids and I, and I'm so appreciative that they can and like to spend the day with me.  I hope you, too, had a lovely day in whatever you chose to do.

And now, back to the festivities.


Anonymous said...

The food sounds delicious. How do you make the sweet potato and onion packets? Just assuming it's very easy and made on the grill. If so, can you make them in a toaster oven? The day must have been very full but fun. Cordella

Kate Collins said...

Cordella, it's so easy and takes just 5 minutes to throw together. Just slice up an onion, as much as you'd like, and slice a yam or sweet potato in ¼ thick slices, toss with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, lay flat in heavy foil and seal it up, then grill on each side for 20 minutes. If you want to do it in a toaster oven, bake at a lower heat, maybe 325? so it gets thoroughly roasted before the top browns. You can also do this with regular potatoes. I like to add a pat of butter, too. Yum.

Grandma Cootie said...

Wonderful! Everyone is scattered around the country but all checked in with me, and the granddaughter who is close pampered me all days. Aren't our kids wonderful?

Kate Collins said...

Yes, they are! They are my hearts.