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

Welcome to the weekend, my buddies! 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 buddies 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 huge luggage of them as typically as doable!) I’ve at the very least two dozen peaches ripening on a tray within the kitchen in the meanwhile and I’m wanting ahead to taking part in with them subsequent week.

ON THE BLOGS this week: Broccoli cheddar pasta salad with tiny broccoli florets, diced pink pepper, pink 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 simple 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 every little thing 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. When you’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 elements 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 season taste mixture of peaches and cream has been remodeled into chilly and creamy scoops of peaches and cream ice cream and it’s every little thing I imagined it will be. I discovered myself repeatedly going again to the freezer for “only one extra style, you understand, to verify 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 season desserts that get made incessantly. That is the proper after-dinner deal with with buddies, however it’s also 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 had been a random Pandora discover a number of 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 like discovering a brand new group and listening to their music starting with the primary album and slowly working my means via their songs chronologically. (I don’t suppose I’m as music-nerdy as that sounds, however truly, yeah, perhaps 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. It is 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.

(Just a few of you could 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 ought 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 smug or impolite. It doesn’t insist by itself means; 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!

Mary

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