The Little Issues Publication #377 – Life, laughter, and many nice meals!

Welcome to the weekend, my mates! My mother has been right here in Ohio with us for the previous week and it’s been enjoyable listening to the youngsters chatting together with her most evenings as I head for mattress. (Sure, my mother is far more of an evening owl than I’m. Me? I’m prone to be tucked into mattress by 9pm most nights.) 

As I write this, I’ve a peach coffeecake within the oven for brunch tomorrow morning with mates and the odor is AMAZING. Is anybody else in absolute peach heaven proper now? (Kroger has had them on sale for $.99 lb for a few weeks now and I’ve been shopping for huge baggage of them as typically as potential!) I’ve at the least two dozen peaches ripening on a tray within the kitchen in the intervening time and I’m wanting ahead to enjoying with them subsequent week.

ON THE BLOGS this week: Broccoli cheddar pasta salad with tiny broccoli florets, diced purple pepper, purple onion, and cheddar cheese in each chew is an ideal mixture of flavors and textures. I LOVE the crunch on this salad.

This saucy ground beef stir fry with crisp bell peppers and broccoli is a simple weeknight dinner that comes collectively in underneath half-hour. My children very fortunately clear their plates when that is on the desk.

The cheesy broccoli quesadilla combines the whole lot you’re keen on in regards to the traditional cheddar broccoli mixture and toasts it into gooey awesomeness between a few buttery crisp tortillas.

With the satisfying crunch of carrots, the juicy burst of apples, and the pleasant chewiness of raisins, this carrot apple salad is an old-fashioned favorite that’s each refreshing and healthful. It’s time for this classic recipe to have its comeback.

Recent candy peaches are tossed along with sugar and spices, then baked in between layers of brown sugar and oats to kind a chewy candy crust for this Peach Crunch. If you happen to’re something like my household, peach season implies that lots of your favourite desserts are about to be made. This peach crunch recipe has been a favourite since lengthy earlier than this weblog was a factor.

You want simply three components to make this homemade peach sauce. The deliciousness begins with ripe, juicy, peaches. When the peaches develop aromatic and soften, that’s the sign that it’s time to begin making our favourite peach recipes.

The quintessential summer time taste mixture of peaches and cream has been reworked into chilly and creamy scoops of peaches and cream ice cream and it’s the whole lot I imagined it might be. I discovered myself repeatedly going again to the freezer for “only one extra style, you understand, to verify it’s excellent” the primary time I made this ice cream. Spoiler alert, sure, it’s excellent.

Creamy, fluffy peanut butter mousse (and this chocolate mousse too!) are no-bake summer time desserts that get made regularly. That is the right after-dinner deal with with mates, however additionally it is a enjoyable dessert for no special day in any respect.

What I’m CRAVING: This Thai Peanut Chicken Crunch Salad caught my eye yesterday and I’m pondering it must be on our new meal plan. The flavors and textures sound nice collectively.

What I’m LISTENING to: All the Day by MaMuse. I’m borderline obsessive about this duo proper now. They have been a random Pandora discover a number of days in the past and I’ve been enjoying their first album on repeat. I’m excited to take a look at extra of their music over the following few weeks. 

I like discovering a brand new group and listening to their music starting with the primary album and slowly working my means by means of their songs chronologically. (I don’t suppose I’m as music-nerdy as that sounds, however really, yeah, possibly I’m.)

What I’m READING: Convergence by Craig Alanson. My husband learn this one first (on Audible) and insisted I give it a strive. This can be a enjoyable city fantasy. In a nutshell, magic is returning to our world, with all of its related evil potential and mankind should depend on a comparatively clueless younger wizard who’s studying as he stumbles alongside. I loved it and have already began the second audiobook. Many of the characters are nice and Duke, the speaking canine, is my favourite. His conversations are priceless.

(A number of of you will have messaged me to see what I considered Remarkably Bright Creatures and I promise that I’m not ignoring you. Main face-palm second right here, my library maintain expired earlier than I completed studying it. I can’t even recall the final time that occurred! I’m already on the checklist for it once more and I’ll maintain you posted. It ought to be out there in a few weeks. I’m impatient to complete it now!)

“Love is affected person and sort; love doesn’t envy or boast; it isn’t boastful or impolite. It doesn’t insist by itself means; it isn’t irritable or resentful; it doesn’t rejoice at wrongdoing, however rejoices with the reality. Love bears all issues, believes all issues, hopes all issues, endures all issues.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV

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


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