The Little Issues Publication #376 – Life, laughter, and many nice meals!

Welcome to the weekend, my pals! My boys are lastly residence from camp, we’re preparing for the varsity yr (eighth grade, twelfth grade, and second yr of school are about to start right here), we have now household visiting this week (YAY!), and I’m very a lot wanting ahead to a return to routine this fall.  

ON THE BLOGS this week: Completely sweetened and splendidly spiced jam with only a trace of cinnamon, homemade peach jam has been a staple in our residence for about 15 years.

This spinach orzo salad is crammed with cranberries, creamy goat cheese, tender pasta, and loads of contemporary spinach tossed in a tangy candy dressing. The salad might be served instantly or saved within the fridge for 2-3 days – making this an superior make-ahead meal for lunch or dinner.

What’s to not love a few fully loaded pasta salad filled with chewy bites of bacon and chunks of hard-boiled eggs? This creamy pasta has a vivid, smoky dressing made with only a few components and it’s an ideal match for the bacon and eggs.

Crispy edges and tender insides make every chew of those garlicky red potatoes with parmesan cheese an expertise price savoring.

This peach Caprese salad is a vibrant medley of flavors and textures, crafted to tantalize your style buds and transport you to a sunny orchard within the peak of peach season.

Wish to elevate roasted broccoli and cauliflower to a complete new degree of deliciousness? Strive tossing them with oil, garlic, and a touch of smoked paprika earlier than roasting them collectively to tender-crisp perfection.

Bask in nostalgic fruity enjoyable with a plate of Fruity Pebbles pancakes. These colourful, fluffy pancakes are infused with the long-lasting taste of Fruity Pebbles cereal. Snacked on out of hand or plated with whipped cream and a drizzle of syrup, they’re a deal with.

Creamy vanilla ice cream completely enhances the tangy sweetness of rhubarb on this rhubarb swirl ice cream. A easy rhubarb sauce is swirled all through every chew for a tantalizing and refreshing deal with that mixes the candy creaminess of ice cream with the zesty attract of rhubarb.

What I’m CRAVING: My pal Erin’s Big Mac Salad caught my eye final week and it must occur in my home quickly. It jogs my memory of Rebecca’s Big Mac Pizza and Big Mac Tacos which have been mind-blowing final yr. (Not a giant fan of McD’s? These recipes simply would possibly change your thoughts about how superior these flavors might be collectively!) 

What I’m READING: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt. Would you imagine I’m nonetheless studying this one? I’m having fun with it, however I’ve been falling into mattress so drained these days that I’m solely getting by means of just a few pages most nights earlier than falling asleep! (Who am I??) I’m giving myself tomorrow afternoon to complete it although. YAY for lazy Sundays.

What I’m WATCHING: The Red Shoes. My evaluate right here is considerably combined. The dancing and the movie work on this traditional film are merely breathtaking. I watched with my son and he identified that almost any scene of this film may very well be made right into a poster. The whole film actually is that pretty. 

Nevertheless, it’s solely the primary third or possibly as much as the primary half of the film that’s nice or cheerful to look at. After that time, oh, it’s all so unhappy and miserable! The film is superbly carried out, however I simply wasn’t anticipating that flip and it took me unexpectedly. I’m glad I watched it, however having watched it now, I’d solely wish to watch the primary half once more to essentially take pleasure in it.

“Worry not, for I’m with you; be not dismayed, for I’m your God; I’ll strengthen you, I’ll assist you, I’ll uphold you with my righteous proper hand.” – Isaiah 41:10 ESV

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

Mary

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