Begin by baking sweet potatoes, I made a big batch of 8 potatoes and baked at 400 until they were very soft. Remove the skins (not necessary but a safe bet in a larger crowd) and combine with butter salt and milk in a mixing bowl. Taste as you go to find the perfect flavor! Can be served hot or prepared the night before and cold. The chicken salad is a combination of chicken (boiled or rotisserie), cilantro, mashed avocado, walnuts, halved grapes, S&P, olive oil
Preset oven to 250
Spread EVOO evenly on baking skeet, cover one layer of kale (I removed stems and tore into bite size pieces). Drizzle a bit more EVOO just be careful not to saturate. Sprinkle salt and bake! It only took about 15 minutes and I shuffled the pieces around every 5 minutes.
In a large pot simmer carrots, water, chicken broth, chick peas, S&P.
In a skillet with EVOO, saute out-of-casing chopped spicy Italian sausage and onion, then add to soup
When soup has simmered about 20 minutes, add a few handfuls of chopped or torn kale. Cook a bit longer and enjoy!
This recipe is hard to mess up, I didn’t include amounts because it is personal preference. I even added a jalapeño to the mix!
Chop peppers and onions and add EVOO salt and pepper and make a tinfoil basket for them, then grill for a few minutes on each side. Bake asparagus with olive oil in oven at 400 for 12 min (if you have meat to cook, this conserves grill space). Peel sweet corn and brush with melted butter salt and pepper, then grill on low for a few min- rotating often. I just learned this way of cooking corn, it caramelize sand is delicious.
Who can complain about fresh picked tomatoes, motz, basil salt and pepper? Also, put some cuke slices out with salt!