Saturday, February 24, 2024

The Little Issues E-newsletter #383 – Life, laughter, and plenty of nice meals!


Welcome to the weekend, my mates! I’ve been outdoors as a lot as doable this week, absorbing this attractive fall climate. I’m studying a e-book proper now the place one of many characters is irritated with Anne Shirley’s October quote, as he insists October is an terrible month for climate, and I simply needed to snort to myself as this has turn out to be considered one of my favourite months.

“I’m so glad I reside in a world the place there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Inexperienced Gables 

ON THE BLOGS this week: Heat hash browns, crumbled bacon, eggs, and cheese create an Amish Breakfast Casserole that’s pure morning magic.

Roasted candy potatoes, crisp heat child spinach, and spicy breakfast sausage are all topped with an egg on this Candy Potato Hash.

Tender rooster and a rainbow of greens mingle with noodles in a smoky chipotle sauce to make this Chipotle Hen Pasta a straightforward dinner that’s out of this world.

Tender, juicy meatloaf is seasoned to melt-in-your-mouth perfection and smothered in a wealthy, velvety mushroom gravy that’s so good you’ll need to lick the spoon. Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy is your subsequent favourite dinner.

Creamy, traditional mashed potatoes are elevated with the sharp and tangy taste of white cheddar cheese in these White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes.

Sliced contemporary apples, with a drizzle of peanut butter and honey, topped with a handful of crunchy chocolate peanut butter granola add as much as a plate of the greatest ever Apple Nachos.

Freshly brewed espresso is poured over creamy vanilla ice cream to create Affogato, an Italian dessert that may be a marriage made in taste heaven.

Juicy peaches, cinnamon, and brown sugar bubble merrily beneath an irresistible fluffy crust on this Crockpot Peach Cobbler.

What I’m CRAVING: Creamy mashed potatoes are topped with breaded rooster, cheese, corn, and gravy to make these Hen Mashed Potato Bowls! Oh my phrase, why have I by no means considered doing this?

My FAVORITE THING this week is this set of pillows. Over the previous few years, I’ve changed nearly each pillow in our residence with these pillows. And our visitors virtually at all times ask the place the pillows within the visitor room are from. I don’t know if there may be magical sleeping mud in them or in the event that they’re really simply plain good, however I nonetheless actually like them. 

I first shared these pillows with you just a few years in the past and this was what I stated: “I don’t know what’s in these pillows that makes them “gel cooling pillows” however oh my phrase, they’re so snug! They’re the right mixture of sentimental and agency.”

What I’m LISTENING to: Shaken By A Low Sound by Crooked Nonetheless. That is one other group I’ve discovered by means of The Revivalists, Nathaniel Rateliff, Drew Holcomb, The Crane Wives, and so many different nice upbeat, folk-influenced, Americana, indie teams. I’ve been enjoying this album on repeat this week and don’t see that altering any time quickly. It’s an awesome one.

What I’m READING: Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In: Classes from an Extraordinary Life by Louis Zamperini and David Rensin. Having learn Unbroken, I’m a giant fan of Louis Zamperini and I wished to learn extra about the remainder of his life. 

Nonetheless, I didn’t discover this e-book to be wherever close to as inspiring as I anticipated it to be. The e-book is stuffed with common sense recommendation very similar to many different self-help type books as we speak. In comparison with Unbroken, this e-book was truthfully a little bit of a letdown, however I used to be sufficient in studying extra about the remainder of his life to complete studying it.

“Be sturdy and brave. Don’t worry or be in dread of them, for it’s the Lord your God who goes with you. He won’t depart you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV

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

Mary

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