Friday, February 23, 2024

The Little Issues E-newsletter #380 – Life, laughter, and many nice meals!


Welcome to the weekend, my pals! Is it even doable for me to go an entire week with out commenting on the beautiful, wonderful, spectacular Ohio climate? I like our wonderful chilly mornings a lot proper now. (I’m selecting to disregard the actual fact we’re imagined to be again within the 90s for a couple of days subsequent week.) I simply needed to let you recognize I’m nonetheless in love with my little nook of the world.

ON THE BLOGS this week: Loaded with sturdy garlic, zesty lemon, and a kick of purple pepper flakes, this Garlic Butter Sauce (a.okay.a. Cowboy Butter Sauce) transforms any vegetable into one thing crave-worthy.

Melted Parmesan cheese, contemporary garlic, and tender rooster are twirled with fettuccine noodles on this creamy Garlic Parmesan Rooster Pasta.

Full of daring, tangy taste and only a trace of warmth, this BBQ Cauliflower is certain to be the star of your subsequent meal. (I’ve made this for lunch twice up to now couple of weeks. I can’t get sufficient of this saucy cauliflower!)

With an ideal mix of tender pasta, creamy dressing, and a medley of contemporary greens, this Previous Normal Macaroni Salad is bursting with taste.

Each chew of this Shrimp Zucchini Stir Fry is pure shrimp-loving heaven – and you may make it begin to end in underneath quarter-hour! Garlic butter shrimp is certainly one of my prime 5 favourite meals. So naturally, after I had the thought to pair some shrimp with completely tender-crisp zucchini and toss it in a mouthwatering lemon garlic butter sauce, that needed to occur instantly.

Wealthy and buttery pecans are excellent in these fluffy buttermilk Pecan Pancakes. Breakfast for dinner has by no means sounded higher!

Praline Pecans are a Southern delight mixing velvety caramel and crisp pecans. Born from sugar, butter, and cream alchemy, they provide a harmonious distinction of textures. These treats encapsulate the essence of the South’s flavors, good alone or enhancing desserts with their irresistible attraction.

Creamy, vanilla ice cream swirled with buttery candy salted caramel and generously sprinkled with chunks of chewy praline pecans is an old style Pralines and Cream ice cream lover’s dream come true.

What I’m CRAVING: This Udon Noodle Soup appears to be like and sounds unbelievable. I actually get pleasure from authentic-tasting Asian-inspired dishes that may be made at dwelling, and this recipe appears to be like like an incredible one to attempt subsequent. 

My FAVORITE THING this week is that this very fundamental to-do-list fashion, undated planner. I switched to this fashion of planner a few years in the past and it’s been an incredible match for me. Each the scale and the worth (simply $8!) are good too. It really works properly as my guidelines for every day with the additional benefit of getting time slots on the aspect for the times after I’m extra scheduled.

What I’m WATCHING: Oppenheimer. Palms down, this is likely one of the best biopics I’ve seen. Christopher Nolan’s directing mixed with Cillian Murphy’s performing are merely unbelievable. In case you have the chance, go see this one within the theater. It’s an entire expertise.

What I’m READING: He Who Fights with Monsters 9: A LitRPG Journey by Shirtaloon and Travis Deverell. I’ve been hooked on this sequence for some time and it was enjoyable to get again into it with the ninth e-book. (It’s been out for some time and I simply wasn’t within the temper for it at the moment.) 

The tenth e-book is due out later this fall and I’m trying ahead to diving again into all of it. Should you occur to have a teen who enjoys gaming? They’ll probably get pleasure from these books too. My 17-year-old is impatiently awaiting the following launch.

What I’m LISTENING to: My Savior by Carrie Underwood. I’ve began my mornings with this album for a couple of weeks now and nonetheless find it irresistible. Should you’re a fan of hymns, that is one so as to add to your assortment.

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

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

Mary

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