The Little Issues E-newsletter #371 – Life, laughter, and plenty of nice meals!

Comfortable 4th of July weekend, my associates! Our village places on a improbable celebration yearly and my brother and his women are driving up from GA to take pleasure in it with us. The enjoyable begins right this moment and can undergo the 4th. Right here’s hoping for good climate all weekend!

As you’re preparing for all of the enjoyable meals this weekend, and in case you’re as watermelon obsessed as we’re this summer season, take a look at this quick video exhibiting learn how to simply slice a watermelon into handheld wedges or excellent bite-size cubes.

ON THE BLOGS this week: Crisp bacon and lettuce, tart tomatoes, creamy hard-boiled eggs, and jalapenos mix to create this creamy, barely spicy Jalapeno BLT Pasta Salad.

The superbly even doneness of a reverse seared New York strip steak makes each single chunk a mouthwatering slice of heaven.

Loaded with sturdy garlic, zesty lemon, and a kick of pink pepper flakes, Cowboy Butter is totally crave-worthy on steak, greens, or contemporary bread.

Candy grapes, crunchy pecans, and vanilla bean bitter cream are mixed on this surprising and scrumptious creamy grape salad. My boys went nuts over this the primary time I made it and I couldn’t cease consuming bites of it myself.

Spicy, tangy, and savory flavors are stacked atop every collectively in a baking dish to create this sensational Layered Taco Dip with Ground Beef. My fellow snackers can rejoice as a result of whereas that is fantastically snackable, it is usually hearty sufficient to be dinner any night time of the week.

Learn to bake zucchini for a simple facet dish all summer season lengthy. Baked zucchini is barely candy with crispy edges and a easy wealthy texture.

Backyard-fresh tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, aromatic basil, and a drizzle of balsamic make a timeless mixture on this Chopped Caprese Salad.

Tender crisp Thai green beans with peanut sauce could be made as gentle or as spicy as you want – in below quarter-hour.

Candy strawberries mingle with crunchy golden Oreos whispering of summer season on this lusciously easy Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream.

When you assume rhubarb is only for baked items, you can be pleasantly shocked by the candy, barely tart taste of this versatile Rhubarb Sauce. Strive it heat over a bowl of ice cream for an actual deal with!

What I’m CRAVING: Sean’s favourite salad is an Antipasto Salad and this is the prettiest one I’ve ever seen. It’s going to be an important addition to our barbecue this weekend.

My FAVORITE THING this week is that this tiny trashcan. Years in the past I discovered an analogous cupholder garbage can for my automobile and I completely like it. Sadly, Rubbermaid stopped making that one, and I’ve been looking out for an additional one for the opposite autos. I used to be thrilled to seek out this one and am joyful to say that I prefer it each bit as a lot as the unique.

It’s sufficiently small to not stand out in a cupholder and it additionally matches nicely within the doorways. I like that it doesn’t have a lid to fuss with both. Small trash simply matches via the opening and stays there with out being seen or falling out if the can will get knocked round.

What I’m WATCHING: From Crawfish to Forever Changed. My pal Billy Parisi put collectively this video and shared it with me yesterday. He filmed it throughout a Louisiana-style crawfish boil and it’s crammed with veteran interviews, celebrating the boys who gave every little thing for our nation. 

It’s not a protracted watch, simply 22 minutes. If in case you have a couple of minutes this weekend, I like to recommend watching it. It’s inspiring and can make you grateful for what we’ve been given. (All proceeds from views of this video profit

What I’m LISTENING to: Look Up Child by Lauren Daigle. This album remains to be on repeat over right here. I’m hooked.

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he’ll rejoice over you with gladness; he’ll quiet you by his love; he’ll exult over you with loud singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 ESV

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


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