HomeCOOKINGThe Little Issues E-newsletter #366 - Life, laughter, and many nice meals!

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


Welcome to the weekend, my pals! We’re dwelling once more finally. We had an entire lot of enjoyable exploring Tennessee with our youngest son. (And earlier than I overlook, huge due to Mary for emailing me and recommending we strive Hillbilly Golf whereas we have 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 season firm, barbecues with pals, 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 also be 14,793 dishes to clean, piles of laundry for everybody to do, and plenty of extra mundane duties.)

However amidst all of it, there shall be blue skies, sunshine, heat rain that brings on disgusting humidity (actuality verify there), and as many outside moments as potential. 

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

Pink 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 tender egg or scrambled eggs, it is a hearty and filling, barely spicy weekend breakfast that may simply be doubled to feed a crowd.

Because of the magic of sluggish cooking, you may create these splendidly buttery Gradual 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 brilliant, smoky dressing, this quaint 7 layer salad delivers greater than you may be anticipating.

Candy corn, ripe bell peppers, purple onion, and jalapenos are seasoned with a medley of fragrant spices and a contact of contemporary cilantro to make every spoonful of this Fiesta Corn a wonderful mix of flavors.

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

Moist, candy, and evenly 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 simply plain make me completely 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 wonderful pizza topping mixtures. Her Chick Fil A Pizza sounds completely unimaginable!

My FAVORITE THING this week is this easy 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 really 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 far more than the fancier (and pricier) graters I’ve used previously.

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

I’m completely happy to inform you that I used to be fallacious about this one. This film is completely price watching. It manages to convey the true message of Christ with out being preachy or annoying. (And the appearing is strong too.) 

That is the true story of a younger hippie’s seek for belonging and a function within the 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. In case you haven’t checked him out but, do your self a favor and give it a hear as we speak!

“A cheerful coronary heart is like good medication, however a damaged spirit drains your power.” Proverbs 17:22 NCV

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





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