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The Little Issues Publication #300 – Life, laughter, and plenty of nice meals!


Welcome to the weekend, my associates! In the event you dwell wherever close to me, you will have been smiling this week because the temperature climbed over 50° and the snow started quickly melting. It’s a muddy, moist mess outdoors and I couldn’t be happier to see it! I do know it’s early but and for all I do know there will likely be extra snow to come back, nevertheless it certain does really feel like spring is close to. I’ll take the sunshine for so long as it lasts.

ON THE BLOG this week: Challah Bread Pudding with Kahlua Cream Sauce may be named “The BEST bread pudding in all of the world.” I’m not even exaggerating. Toasted cubes of challah bread are tossed with candy cream, nuts, and raisins to create a bread pudding that attains otherworldly ranges of style.

Crispy sizzling tater tots topped with bacon are coated in melting cheese after which served with the dips and extra toppings of your option to make these irresistible Tacky Bacon Tater Tots.

Pizza Soup is full of hearty white beans, tender pasta, spicy sausage, and loads of nice Italian taste. Whereas this may be known as ” Pasta Soup with White Beans and Sausage,” the soup smells a lot like pizza whereas it simmers, our title for it’s Pizza Soup.

As a lot as I’ve at all times liked conventional lemon bars with powdered sugar dusted throughout the highest and a crisp crust on the underside, typically you simply need one thing totally different. These Sunburst Lemon Bars? They put basic lemon bars to disgrace.

Would you consider that Easy Skillet Pork Chops had the deliciousness to blow our minds? You recognize these meals that you just make and though you’re the one who cooked every part, you continue to can’t consider it got here out of your kitchen? That’s how I felt the primary time I tasted pork chops cooked on the stovetop.

What I’m CRAVING: Do you know you possibly can bake cinnamon rolls within the crock-pot?! My good friend Sabrina’s recipe caught my eye this week and now I must strive it! I can’t consider how nice they appear and the thought of creating them within the crockpot is irresistible. (It’s type of mind-boggling that it really works. There isn’t any rise time or fussing with the dough. All of it occurs whereas steaming within the sluggish cooker.)

My FAVORITE THINGS this week are these nail brushes. I do know, I do know, it’s a foolish little factor, however my favourite nail brush that I used for over ten years lastly bit the mud. I’ve a factor about ensuring my nails are clear day-after-day and never having a great brush was driving me nuts. I attempted so many alternative ones to interchange it! They broke, bristles fell out, bristles had been too agency and it damage to make use of it, bristles weren’t agency sufficient… it’s absurd (okay, even a bit bit embarrassing) how a lot it bothered me how awful the brushes had been.

I even went so far as to pay as a lot as $25 for a nail brush at one level and the bristles actually fell out the primary time I used it. (Fortunately, I used to be in a position to return that one!) I lastly dove into the mess of Amazon opinions for a whole bunch of chintzy nail brushes one weekend and located these brushes. Oh my goodness, they’re improbable! 6 good dimension nail brushes for about $12?! And so they’re the best brushes I’ve ever used. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them. We’ve them in all of our loos now and within the kitchen too.

Not solely are these loopy low cost nail brushes lower than $2 every, however they’re additionally made and offered in America and the standard is improbable. They’re produced by a instrument manufacturing firm and that’s evident in how properly made they’re. A great deal of reviewers talked about preserving them of their toolboxes and utilizing them each day after work. So, now that I’ve written a novel a few $2 nail brush that I’m not even being paid to advertise, ha, let’s transfer on.

What I’m READING: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Comer. I actually favored his description of “hurry” as a illness disabling people and society and that, as Christians, we have to be apprentices of Jesus, dwelling as Christ did. Full disclosure although, I discovered a few of this guide to be very simplistic and perhaps even a bit patronizing at instances. That mentioned, all in all? I do advocate the guide and I had far much more optimistic takeaways than issues I disagreed with general. 

Corrie ten Increase as soon as mentioned that if the satan can’t make you sin, he’ll make you busy. There’s fact in that. Each sin and busyness have the very same impact— they reduce off your connection to God, to different folks, and even to your individual soul.

What I’m LISTENING to: Quantity the Stars by Lois Lowry. My youngest son and I are listening to this guide proper now. I learn it years in the past with my older boys and I’m having fun with it once more. The guide is ready in occupied Denmark throughout WWII and tells the story of two households, the Johansen’s and the Rosen’s. 

The story is instructed by way of the eyes of a ten-year-old Danish woman. It’s a story of heroism and hope, one that can hopefully kindle curiosity within the younger reader and go away them desirous to know extra about that point in historical past. In the event you aren’t aware of the strategies that had been used to make sure the survival of the Jews of Denmark, you’ll seemingly be as fascinated by this guide as I used to be the primary time I picked it up a few years in the past.

“Not solely that, however we rejoice in our sufferings, realizing that struggling produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.” Romans 5:3‭-‬4 ESV

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

Mary


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