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The Little Issues Publication #292 – Life, laughter, and plenty of nice meals!

The Little Issues Publication #292 – Life, laughter, and plenty of nice meals!

The Little Things Newsletter #292 - Life, laughter, and lots of great food!

Completely happy New 12 months, my buddies, and hooray for brand new beginnings! Don’t you simply love the contemporary begin after the vacations every year? I’ve at all times been a fan of Mondays (I do know, I do know, that makes me just a little bizarre.) and the primary of every month, however January 1st? It holds a lot promise, doesn’t it?

We’re DEFINITELY going to disregard the truth that somebody advised me the opposite day that they realized 2022 might additionally imply 2020-2, aka the sequel. Nope nope nope. Not going to try this yr once more. Ha.

Right here’s to contemporary begins, new beginnings, and getting all of the Christmas issues packed up earlier than later! After the enjoyable of vacation baking and the abundance of wealthy vacation meals, I’ve been fortunately establishing my salad containers once more this week.

Should you’ve identified me for lengthy, you recognize that I’m a salad day by day type of woman. I completely love my lunch salads. That stated, I might by no means have too many scrumptious methods to get pleasure from salads and this assortment of salad concepts has turn into a go-to useful resource not just for my very own cravings however for a lot of of yours as nicely.

My go-to lunch is a scoop of the Finest Ever Taco Meat (I stash it in portion-sized quantities within the freezer, so it’s at all times out there.) over a fundamental lettuce salad with a handful of Fritos. (As a result of, YES, Fritos make each salad higher.) Squeeze some lime over that bowl and add avocado or cheese if that’s your factor, you’re going to LOVE it.

However there are numerous tasty salad choices! Southwest Rooster Salad with loads of tortilla chips and a spicy ranch dressing? Sure, Please. And this bacon and egg taco salad? That’s a certain win too. The Bacon Bleu Cheese and Shrimp Chopped Salad will get rave opinions from my complete crew.

And if you happen to like fruit in your salads, attempt the Blueberry Apple Walnut Salad, Peach Caprese SaladMandarin Broccoli Salad, Strawberry Spinach Salad, Orange Parsley Salad, or the Berry Spinach Pasta Salad.

What I’m CRAVING: Meals with Household’s Pizza Salad is completely unforgettable and I have to make it once more quickly. 365 Days of Baking’s Couscous Rooster Salad is one other favourite for me and it will get bonus factors for preserving properly within the fridge making it a terrific make-ahead lunch choice. Final however positively not least, How Candy Eats’ Crispy Prosciutto and Charred Corn Arugula Salad is on my listing to do that yr as nicely. It sounds unimaginable!

My FAVORITE THINGS this week are these wi-fi earbuds. When you’ve got ever needed wi-fi earbuds and simply couldn’t abdomen the value, these are actually superior. I picked these up as stocking stuffers for my older boys and acquired a set for myself too. They’re past spectacular on the $35 value level. I attempted some fancy ones a few years in the past at 8-10x that value and returned them as a result of I simply wasn’t impressed. These? I might nonetheless be offered on them at a a lot greater value. I’ve used mine for 12+ hours this week and my center son has just about had his in his ears since Christmas.

What I’m WATCHING: Three Males and a Child <- go forward and insert ALL the laughter right here. I chanced on this one the opposite day on Amazon Prime and instantly advised the children we wanted to look at it. We laughed so arduous (in all probability half of the children’ laughter was on the 80s style and different associated selections – ha) and all of us determined we want extra of this silliness in our lives.

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What I’m READING: Earlier than and After: The Unbelievable Actual-Life Tales of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Kids’s House Society by Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate. From the Nineteen Twenties to 1950, Georgia Tann ran a black-market child enterprise on the Tennessee Kids’s House Society in Memphis. She supplied up greater than 5,000 orphans tailor-made to the want lists of keen mother and father—hiding the truth that many weren’t orphans in any respect, however stolen little children of poor households. This ebook shares the true life tales of the adoptees (now of their 70s, 80s, or 90s) and the way they discovered of their historical past and what number of of them have been reunited with household and met one another at a reunion in Memphis in 2019.

I misplaced rely of the variety of emails I acquired in regards to the above ebook after I shared just a few years in the past that I’d learn Earlier than We Have been Yours. I used to be hooked on Earlier than We Have been Yours from the very first chapter. At one level, I truly set it down and googled the unique story. I’d by no means heard about any of it earlier than selecting up the ebook. It’s a fictionalized storytelling of the infamous real-life scandal through which a Memphis-based adoption group kidnapped and offered poor kids to rich households all around the nation. Should you haven’t learn the primary ebook, I extremely advocate it!

“I want we might put up a few of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it each month.” — Harlan Miller

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

Mary

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