The Little Issues Publication #369 – Life, laughter, and plenty of nice meals!

Welcome to the weekend, my mates! It’s mid-June and the climate is about as excellent because it may probably be. (Not one thing I recall ever saying within the summertime earlier than we moved to Ohio.) We nonetheless have chilly mornings and superb afternoons and evenings. 

Even after 4 years of residing right here, I nonetheless have moments of, “How superior is it that I get to get up in my favourite place on earth each morning?!” It’s a present I don’t take as a right.

ON THE BLOGS this week:  Crammed with Italian sausage and shredded greens earlier than being fried crisp and golden brown, these Italian egg rolls are a enjoyable and sudden twist on pasta evening.

Fluffy Italian rice cooked in hen broth after which tossed with heat butter and beneficiant herbs makes a terrific facet dish for any meal.

This pepperoni pizza grilled cheese sandwich is a incredible deal with, loaded with savory slices of pepperoni, gooey mozzarella, and contemporary basil.

Backyard-fresh tomatoes, aromatic basil, and a creamy, tacky topping make every slice of this old fashioned tomato pie a pleasure to eat!

Tender greens are breaded and broiled to perfection with loads of buttery garlic and lemon on this crispy buttered zucchini and summer squash.

Tender crisp inexperienced beans are sauteed together with tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and loads of spice in these flavorful Mexican green beans.

Warm berry sauce poured over cold ice cream is one in all my favourite desserts. I make this sauce year-round and each time I serve it, it will get raves. This fruit sauce may be the only recipe I preserve in my dessert recipe pocket book. I scribbled it out on a scrap of paper virtually 25 years in the past whereas I used to be visiting a pal.

Creamy candy vanilla ice cream stuffed with crunchy, nutty grape nuts? Sure, please! This grape nut ice cream has been an absolute win with household and mates.

Juicy candy blueberries are topped with the nice and cozy, cinnamon-kissed crunch of a buttery oat topping on this blueberry crisp. That is one dessert you gained’t remorse!

Watermelon dog treats are the final word canine popsicles – and better of all it solely takes a minute to make them. They’re an effective way to make use of up leftover watermelon too!

What I’m CRAVING: This triple-layer coffee-flavored cake with layers flavored as latte, mocha, and Americano drinks sounds unbelievable! Topped with a coffee-flavored meringue buttercream, it’s mainly a espresso lover’s dessert dream come true.

My FAVORITE THING this week is that this drying rack for dishes. I’ve been utilizing this rack for a few weeks now and I formally find it irresistible. Whereas I do have a dishwasher, I discover that there are all the time dishes I hand wash as a result of it’s easier. 

This rack is a superb dimension, not overly giant to require a lot area, and nonetheless sturdy sufficient to deal with no matter I’ve put in it. It expands to suit throughout the sink or might be positioned on a tray with a water spout to let the water drip into the sink whereas the stand is on the counter.

 What I’m READING: In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park. Yeonmi tells the true story of how she escaped from North Korea when human traffickers tricked her and her mom into following them to China the place they have been then bought into slavery. A number of years later she was lastly rescued and made it to Seoul, South Korea. It’s a horrifying and unimaginable story for many of us residing in freedom immediately.

“Alongside my journey, I’ve seen the horrors that people can inflict on each other, however I’ve additionally witnessed acts of tenderness and kindness and sacrifice within the worst conceivable circumstances. I do know that it’s doable to lose a part of your humanity in an effort to survive. However I additionally know that the spark of human dignity isn’t utterly extinguished and that given the oxygen of freedom and the facility of affection, it could actually develop once more.” – Yeonmi Park

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will provide you with relaxation.” Matthew 11:28 ESV 

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

Mary

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