Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sweet Potato Soup

Christmas time is upon us. I hope you are finding ways to enjoy it with your families. My goal is to enjoy it and have peace in the process. I know it is easy for all of us to stack up a bunch of things we think we "need" to do. I try to focus on the most important things, and give up some other things. This year it is serving my parents. My Dads health is failing and it is time to give back. I know I will never be able to give back all they have given me. I will do all I can none the less. It is so hard to watch both of them hurting. A saying that my son use to say fits my feelings well. "My heart hurts." I am sure many of you have experienced the same thing. I am so grateful for family that is working as a team through this. Family is the best. My husband is wonderful help to me. I knew this chapter of life was coming. I will continue to seek Peace. I wish the same for you. I love this scripture from the king of peace Jesus Christ. "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." When this runs through my mind I feel peace. Enjoy the season!

I love sweet potatoes so this was another yummy way to use them. It is a great meal on these cooler nights. It was nice and creamy and had a great flavor. :) It is full of lots of vitamin A.

2 T grape seed oil or olive oil
1 white onion chopped up
2 cloves minced
2 sweet potatoes baked (take off the skins after baking)
3 cups water
1 C milk of your choice (I used rice milk)
1 tsp thyme
1 /4 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt

1. In a small skillet heat up the oil and saute onions and garlic till tender.
2.In a blender pour all the ingredients and blend till smooth. Serve warm. :) YUM!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cherie,
    I'm sorry to hear about your parents. You are so right about feeling peace that the Savior gives us even during times of chaos in the world and sadness in our families. Thank you for sharing. Do your parents live near you or are they still in El Cajon?
    Love you!