Max the cat’s portrait by Pamela Slaton

Leap Year 2020 will mark four years since we lost Max, our beloved cat of fifteen years. Max was the cat who graced our wedding program, as he invited guests to the marriage of his two people.

I recently received in the mail a lifelike portrait I commissioned of Max…

Drawing of Max the cat

Max the cat

The artist is Pamela Slaton, a talented artist I have known for decades. Check out her other work, it is amazing

Recipe: Roasted Sweet & Sour Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet & Sour Sweet Potatoes

By Alyssa

 

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 shallot, chopped

1 large sweet potato, cut into chunks

2 cups Broccoli slaw

Salt to taste

¼ cup pecans

 

Dressing:

2 Tbsp. olive oil

Juice of one lemon

1 Tbsp. honey

½ tsp. Dijon

 

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix 1 Tbsp. olive oil with sweet potatoes and shallot and roast ten minutes. Stir sweet potatoes, and add slaw and salt.

 

Roast for 10 more minutes. Stir in pecans, roast for 5 more minutes.

 

Sweet potatoes should be soft and slaw and shallots should be slightly browned.

 

Stir in dressing and serve.