The Little Issues E-newsletter #377 – Life, laughter, and many nice meals!

Welcome to the weekend, my pals! My mother has been right here in Ohio with us for the previous week and it’s been enjoyable listening to the children 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 more likely 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 pals and the scent 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 large baggage of them as typically as attainable!) I’ve not less than two dozen peaches ripening on a tray within the kitchen in the intervening time and I’m trying ahead to taking part in with them subsequent week.

ON THE BLOGS this week: Broccoli cheddar pasta salad with tiny broccoli florets, diced crimson pepper, crimson onion, and cheddar cheese in each chunk 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 straightforward weeknight dinner that comes collectively in below half-hour. My youngsters very fortunately clear their plates when that is on the desk.

The cheesy broccoli quesadilla combines all the pieces you like 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.

Contemporary candy peaches are tossed along with sugar and spices, then baked in between layers of brown sugar and oats to type a chewy candy crust for this Peach Crunch. For those who’re something like my household, peach season signifies that a lot 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 remodeled into chilly and creamy scoops of peaches and cream ice cream and it’s all the pieces I imagined it could be. I discovered myself repeatedly going again to the freezer for “only one extra style, you realize, to ensure it’s good” the primary time I made this ice cream. Spoiler alert, sure, it’s good.

Creamy, fluffy peanut butter mousse (and this chocolate mousse too!) are no-bake summer time desserts that get made regularly. That is the proper after-dinner deal with with pals, 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 considering 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 just a few days in the past and I’ve been taking part in their first album on repeat. I’m excited to take a look at extra of their music over the subsequent few weeks. 

I really like discovering a brand new group and listening to their music starting with the primary album and slowly working my approach by way of their songs chronologically. (I don’t assume 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 attempt. 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 might 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 hold you posted. It needs to be out there in a few weeks. I’m impatient to complete it now!)

“Love is affected person and type; love doesn’t envy or boast; it’s not conceited or impolite. It doesn’t insist by itself approach; it’s not 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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