The Little Issues Publication #356 – Life, laughter, and plenty of nice meals!

March 18, 2023

Welcome to the weekend, my buddies! My youngest son turns 13 this weekend and though we’ve been watching the calendar ready for this weekend to lastly arrive, it’s just a little bit unreal. We’ve got three youngsters in the home now and I like it.

I’ve stated it earlier than and it bears repeating, parenting older youngsters is an entire lot extra enjoyable than the infants and toddlers ever had been. If you happen to’d advised me 15 years in the past simply how cool it will be to have youngsters, I by no means would’ve believed it.

ON THE BLOG this week: That is past any doubt the BEST ham I’ve ever tasted – and the key is all within the 3 ingredient ham glaze. (This ham is so fully worthy of hyperbole; I gave up on making an attempt to write down the put up with out it.)

Recent broccoli with dried cranberries, bacon, and pink onion tossed in a tangy candy dressing makes for a crave-able Cranberry Broccoli Bacon Salad. This salad was a success with my non-broccoli followers too!

Tangy, candy, Memphis bbq sauce is a lot tastier than something store-bought! (And you may make it with only a few pantry elements!) Have you ever tried making barbecue sauce? If you happen to haven’t, it’s time to present it a attempt.

This evenly sweetened baked oatmeal is crammed with bursting blueberries and healthful oats with a touch of aromatic cinnamon.

This garlicky Bacon Asparagus Pasta features a beneficiant handful of freshly shredded Parmesan cheese, a squeeze of contemporary lemon, and a sprinkling of pink pepper flakes as an ideal match to the contemporary taste of asparagus. (I really needed to disguise the tiny portion leftover final time we made this as a result of I used to be decided to have it for lunch the subsequent day!)

Steak Fajita Quesadillas combines the wealthy, meaty taste of a steak with the colourful colours and daring flavors of fajita greens, all wrapped up in crispy, tacky tortillas.

This evenly sweetened and spiced cake is crammed with chunks of apple, then drizzled with heat caramel sauce simply earlier than serving. A sprinkling of uncooked sugar excessive of the cake provides a little bit of crunch and sweetness as effectively.

Chocolate Coated Marshmallow Cookies are thick, chewy chocolate cookies topped with gooey marshmallows and a beneficiant dollop of fudge frosting.

Cinnamon espresso cake loaded with layers of buttery cinnamon brown sugar streusel is one thing that I can’t resist each time it’s in the home. Fortuitously, it’s irresistible to everybody I do know, so it disappears quick any time I make it.

What I’m CRAVING: Massive Mac Tacos – I child you not. When Rebecca first advised me she was creating recipes to imitate traditional Massive Mac flavors, I used to be just a little confused – proper up till I tasted these tacos. (She made them for me final time she was right here.) They style like a legit McDonald’s burger, however brisker and sort of elevated. At any fee, tasting is believing with regards to these tacos. They’re so dang good.

My FAVORITE THING this week is that this $4 hair therapy. I’ve been utilizing Malibu C blonde hair treatment recurrently (about as soon as a month) ever since we moved to Ohio and I nonetheless like it. You merely pour the packet of powder into your hand, then moist it effectively earlier than massaging it into your hair after shampooing, then rinse it out, shampoo once more, and situation final. It solely takes a couple of minutes and it WORKS. My hair has by no means been happier.

This is similar product my stylist makes use of within the salon and it’s really superior. It immediately eliminates brassy, muddy tones and discoloration and it boosts pure shine too. It makes your hair appear like you had been simply on the salon. It’s the key to retaining blonde hair trying contemporary on a regular basis. Pure or coloured hair, it really works like a miracle. (If in case you have effectively water, that is going to rock your hair like nothing else!)

What I’m READING: The Full Novels of Lucy Maud Montgomery Kindle Version. I’ll have really squealed once I found your complete assortment of her books for simply $3 on Kindle. What a discover!! I’ve the Anne of Inexperienced Gables sequence on Kindle already, however this set contains the entire Emily books too – of which I’ve solely learn the primary. In case you may’t inform, I’m completely giddy over this assortment!

“Bear each other’s burdens, and so fulfill the regulation of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 ESV

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


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