Tessa looked at the shopping list with skepticism. She asked Michael, “What are you going to make?”

“A dessert that I was introduced to while in the Philippines. It’s a thin tapioca pudding made with coconut milk. Then rice balls, sliced plantains, boiled sweet potato nuggets, and chopped figs are added.”

“Sounds labor-intensive.”

“It is. You have to prepare all the add-ins first.”

“You’ll sure dirty a lot of pans.”

“Correct. That’s why I’m making it when Lexi and Adam will be here to help with eating and clean up. I promise everyone will love it, especially Emma Blossom.”

Written in response to Charli Mills March 4, 2021, prompt at Carrot Ranch Literary: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes sweet potatoes. It can be part of a recipe, meal, or used as a nickname. Where do sweet potatoes take you? The grocery store? The garden? Mars? Go where the prompt leads!