Here is a really fun way to serve some hearty veggies, based on an old recipe for a clam bake. The fun part is that everyone has their own little bundle. Take two pieces of tin foil per serving (each about a foot long) and criss-cross them. In the middle place corn-on-the cob (I break them into thirds which isn’t easy, but worth the hassle)nice size chunks of peeled sweet potato and any other potatoes that you enjoy (don’t bother to peel those–the more colors you can come up with, the prettier) along with any other hearty vegetables of your choice — I used just the corn and potatoes on Memorial Day, but you are only limited by your imagination– and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Old Bay spice. Close up the bundles and place on the grill for about 30 minutes, opening and rearranging the veggies once or twice along the way, so the bottom doesn’t burn). The taste is really great, and the individual bundles make it really fun–no sharing necessary–so I am certain kids will love this just as much as the grown-ups. Then again, aren’t most of us just big kids anyway? And while the grill is hot, don’t forget to try some fruit!! We had the last of the pineapple and strawberries last night and once again they were to die for.
Yesterday, Dorothy, one of my SilverSneakers students for many years, commented to me, after class, that she is noticing as she focuses on love and gratitude, she is finding it “anywhere and everywhere. Simply finding a parking spot had me feeling grateful.” There it is Dorothy…what we put our attention on is what we become.