The Little Issues E-newsletter #366 – Life, laughter, and plenty of nice meals!

Welcome to the weekend, my associates! We’re dwelling once more finally. We had an entire lot of enjoyable exploring Tennessee with our youngest son. (And earlier than I neglect, huge because of Mary for emailing me and recommending we strive Hillbilly Golf whereas we had been in Gatlinburg. What a enjoyable afternoon!) Let me simply admit proper now that I’m ecstatic to not be leaving dwelling once more till mid-July for our annual household tenting journey.

Convey on the summer time firm, barbecues with associates, and lazy afternoons within the hammock and the rocking chairs. I’m prepared for all of it. (Lest you assume my life is picturesque always, there may even be 14,793 dishes to scrub, piles of laundry for everybody to do, and lots of extra mundane duties.)

However amidst all of it, there can be blue skies, sunshine, heat rain that brings on disgusting humidity (actuality verify there), and as many out of doors moments as attainable. 

ON THE BLOGS this week: Crisp heat tortillas stuffed with rooster, bell peppers, and loads of melting cheese are a terrific dinner or a wonderful means to make use of up only a little bit of leftovers. Who would flip down a piping hot chicken fajita quesadilla for lunch? (Not me!)

Purple potatoes seasoned with Mexican spices are roasted after which tossed with sauteed onions, peppers, and beans, completed with a handful of barely wilted, heat spinach on this Black Bean Breakfast Skillet. Topped with a comfortable egg or scrambled eggs, this can be a hearty and filling, barely spicy weekend breakfast that may simply be doubled to feed a crowd.

Due to the magic of gradual cooking, you possibly can create these wonderfully buttery Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions with nearly no effort in any respect.

With crunchy greens, juicy tomatoes, tender peas, cheddar cheese, loads of bacon and eggs, and a shiny, smoky dressing, this old fashioned 7 layer salad delivers more than you might be expecting.

Candy corn, ripe bell peppers, crimson onion, and jalapenos are seasoned with a medley of fragrant spices and a contact of recent cilantro to make each spoonful of this Fiesta Corn a superb mix of flavors.

Rhubarb Bars with a shortbread crust and tangy rhubarb custard filling are a enjoyable, simple spring dessert. And this Rhubarb Sauce with Strawberry Jello is a favourite old school rhubarb deal with. Serve it over ice cream or eat it in a bowl identical to you’d applesauce.

Moist, candy, and flippantly spiced, this carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is the meals of which candy tooth goals are made.

Chocolate and toasted coconut stuffed inside chewy blondies, might any dessert presumably make me happier? For the second, not an opportunity. These coconut cookie bars just plain make me happy.

Heat and aromatic cinnamon spice blends completely with cool, velvety ice cream to create an irresistible deal with with caramelized items of cereal on this Cinnamon Toast Crunch Ice Cream.

What I’m CRAVING: My pal Rebecca is on a roll with some actually superb pizza topping combos. Her Chick Fil A Pizza sounds completely unbelievable!

My FAVORITE THING this week is this simple cheese grater. I’ve had the identical grater (initially from IKEA) for over 15 years now and it’s the best grater I’ve ever used with its storage container and the rubber grip on the underside to forestall sliding.

I’m thrilled to have lastly discovered one on Amazon that I like simply as a lot and I’ve gifted it to a few folks already. It’s such a cheap device and I prefer it way more than the fancier (and pricier) graters I’ve used up to now.

What I’m WATCHING: Jesus Revolution. So many individuals beneficial this film and but, I filed it away mentally underneath “oh boy, one other Christian film that may have an excellent message, however will in all probability have horrible performing and… I actually don’t wish to watch it.”

I’m pleased to let you know that I used to be improper about this one. This film is completely value watching. It manages to convey the true message of Christ with out being preachy or annoying. (And the performing is stable too.) 

That is the true story of a younger hippie’s seek for belonging and a goal within the Nineteen Seventies. His path units into movement a brand new counterculture motion that not solely modified the course of his personal life however the lives of so many others too.

What I’m LISTENING to: I’m nonetheless loving Nathaniel Rateliff a lot. When you haven’t checked him out but, do your self a favor and give it a listen today!

“A contented coronary heart is like good drugs, however a damaged spirit drains your energy.” Proverbs 17:22 NCV

Wishing you a stunning week filled with little issues that make you smile!

Mary

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