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The Little Issues E-newsletter #412 – Life, laughter, and plenty of nice meals!


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Welcome to the weekend, my associates! We’ve had an important week with household visiting, driving out to observe the eclipse in totality (so many ideas right here, however WOW sums it up), celebrating my niece’s birthday, enjoying video games, and cooking a lot meals. You already know it’s been a soothing time after I’m now fortunately wanting ahead to a number of straight days of labor. (However first, we’ll take pleasure in the remainder of the weekend!)

ON THE BLOGS THIS WEEK: Loaded with our favourite Mexican flavors; this southwest rooster soup is barely spicy with chunks of tomatoes, corn, black beans, and tender rooster. I wish to high the steaming bowls of soup with a handful of shredded cheese and your entire household offers this dinner two thumbs up. One of the best half? You may make this soup in simply TEN minutes!

Mango corn salsa is a candy and spicy deal with boasting a satisfying crunch of contemporary corn and delicate jalapeno warmth. Whether or not it’s scooped over grilled rooster or served by itself with chips for dipping, it disappears quick.

Creamy, candy, and tangy poppy seed dressing evenly coats every chunk of this broccoli slaw salad. With crisp contemporary broccoli and carrots, the chunk of crimson onion, the crunch of pecans, and the candy chewy enjoyable of dried cranberries, this broccoli salad is a terrific aspect dish for nearly any meal.

Bursting with candy and barely tart blueberries, this blueberry easy syrup will elevate your lemonades, pancakes, and cocktails with the essence of pure summer season goodness.

Oh, my associates, these blueberry lemon bars turned out much more wonderful than I hoped! With candy bursting blueberries in each chunk of the tangy lemon bars, they proved irresistible for me.

These buttery, not-too-sweet glazed lemon cookies have a light lemon taste and a sweetly tart lemon glaze. They’ve been successful with everybody who tries one.

As a lot as all of us love old school banana break up ice cream sundae, I’m right here to inform you that banana break up ice cream is a complete new world of do-it-yourself ice cream.

What I’m CRAVING: Sizzling pretzels! I’ve a considerably ridiculous weak spot for contemporary pretzels. There’s a pretzel store in our village and I hardly ever resist stopping in when their gentle is on. (Fortunately, the store is simply open two days every week!) Within the meantime, when the native pretzels aren’t accessible, we are able to make our personal utilizing Rebecca’s superior pretzel recipes.

What I’m WATCHING: Rebel and Allegiant. We completed watching the Divergent collection whereas my youngest was on his spring break. I hadn’t seen the final film earlier than and we loved it. I want they’d completed the collection (and never break up the final guide into 2 separate deliberate motion pictures), nevertheless it works out okay the way in which it was executed.

What I’m READING: 4 by Veronica Roth. In case you’re a fan of the Divergent collection, you’ll perceive how enjoyable it was to come across this assortment of pre-Divergent tales, all advised from Tobias’s (a.okay.a. “4’s”) standpoint. 

“You shall love the Lord your God with all of your coronary heart and with all of your soul and with all of your thoughts. That is the nice and first commandment. And a second is prefer it: You shall love your neighbor as your self.” Matthew 22:37-39 ESV

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

Mary

P.S. The eclipse photograph credit score goes to my brother, as I didn’t even attempt to take pictures. (Additionally, he’s a greater photographer than I’m!) 

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