The Little Issues Publication #357 – Life, laughter, and plenty of nice meals!

Welcome to the weekend, my mates! I spent a couple of days this week cooking and photographing recipes with Lynne and as at all times, we had a good time of it. We laughed till we cried, stayed up means too late, and ate a number of nice meals.

I’m sitting by our entrance window this morning with my cup of espresso, searching on the fog, and listening to the birds singing outdoors. The climate is meant to be within the 60s at the moment too, and there’s no rain within the forecast. Might spring really be on its means finally??

ON THE BLOG this week: For those who’ve been studying this weblog for any size of time, you seemingly know that we eat a number of rooster. I’ve shared over 150 chicken recipes already and there isn’t an finish in sight. These juicy, oven baked chicken thighs prove precisely proper each time we make them they usually get made a minimum of as soon as a month.

Gentle and barely tangy creamy pasta salad, with simply sufficient dressing to coat the noodles and greens, that is one heck of an superior summer pasta salad. (And it’s an ideal match for these rooster thighs any night time of the week.)

Gentle, crispy, and flaky air fryer Brussels sprouts chips are delightfully snackable and surprisingly satisfying. These chips are the snack you by no means knew you have been lacking! 

Are you getting uninterested in pot pie recipes? I hope not, as a result of I can’t get sufficient of them these days. Straight from the oven, this biscuit-topped chicken pot pie casserole is downright mouthwatering with its piping sizzling filling of tender rooster and greens, topped with flaky, golden-brown biscuits.

My youngest son requested this cauliflower dish once more this week. With a sprinkling of cheese, a lightweight cream sauce, and a crispy buttery bread crumb topping, I’ll fortunately be making it this weekend.

With simply 3 components and about 2 minutes of effort, you may make this salty, candy, fully irresistible peanut butter ice cream topping. I’m keen to wager that you just’ll end up pouring it over every part.

Does anybody not have this cookie recipe from their grandmother? Oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips, M&Ms, and a drop of maple syrup all mix to make my grandmother’s Monster Cookies.

When you’ve made the peanut butter sauce and stashed a stack of cookies away, you might want to churn a batch of Monster Cookie Ice Cream. Swirled with chunks of peanut butter and loaded with cookies, that is the proper steadiness of salty-sweet. It’ll depart you craving only one extra chunk each time you make it.

What I’m CRAVING: It’s at all times a scrumptious week when Lynne is right here, and this Banana Tres Leches Cake didn’t disappoint. That is an extremely moist banana cake topped with piles of whipped cream, toasted coconut, and sliced bananas. My household went a bit of loopy over it.

My FAVORITE THING this week is that this jewelry cleaning gel. I’ve been utilizing this for years – significantly, I’ve had my bottle for a minimum of 5+ years and I exploit it each week. It makes every part it touches sparkle. (For what it’s value, I’ve tried just about every part else available on the market and this little bottle of cleaner outshines all of them.) Better of all, it solely takes a couple of seconds to make use of it.

What I’m LISTENING to: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Sean launched me to this group some time again and we performed this on repeat all week lengthy within the kitchen. Their music is a mixture of rock & roll swagger with traditional soul, folk-based indie, R&B, and nation influences. It’s inconceivable to NOT be completely happy when listening to their music.

What I’m READING: The Choice: The Dragon Heart Legacy by Nora Roberts. That is the ultimate guide within the trilogy and I’ll admit I’m glad it’s finished. To be trustworthy, I believed the ending was rushed, particularly compared to the very gradual velocity of the opposite books and most of this closing one. I preferred the primary guide within the sequence essentially the most (as is true in a lot fantasy fiction) just because it’s onerous to prime the primary reveal of a brand new world, however the second and third books have been nonetheless well worth the learn and I loved them.

“Be variety to 1 one other, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 ESV

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


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