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July 27, 2019


Welcome to the weekend, my friends! This week has put a full stop to my work while we’re in vacation-at-home mode with family visiting, 7 adults and 11 kids makes for a lot of laughter, food, and card games. We’ve had a great time together and it’s going to be hard to say goodbye to everyone this weekend.


ON THE BLOG this week: If you haven’t yet tried Breakfast Enchiladas, you’re missing out on some deliciousness in your morning. Stacked enchiladas filled with scrambled eggs, sausage, green (or red) chile sauce, and plenty of cheese, this is a kid favorite in my house.


Did you catch the ultimate ice cream maker review that I published this week? Many of you have asked which ice cream makers I like best and so, I gave you alllllll of my thoughts on homemade ice cream making, including the best, the worst, and a surprise new favorite for under $50!


What I’m CRAVING: The Baked Brie with Blueberry Sauce by Recipe Girl sounds pretty incredible. I could happily make a meal of this with some crackers. And this Deviled Crab Dip by How Sweet Eats is calling my name in a way that pretty much guarantees I won’t be sharing it.


My FAVORITE THINGS this week are these new vegetable platters / storage containers (link HERE) These are a great price for a super convenient storage solution. I have been using mine for a few weeks now (thanks for the recommendation, Christi!) and love love love them. I’ve used a plain 9x13 size box for years, but this works so much better.


I have two of these boxes and keep one full of vegetables in the fridge and typically have another one either pre-filled with the next round of vegetables (yes, we eat a LOT of raw vegetables) or filled with ready to eat berries. Oh! And I don’t use the round section in the center for dip. I just fill it with fruits or vegetables.


There are two main reasons why I love this box. One is that the vegetables that last longer (I’m looking at you, carrots that never die.) aren’t spoiled by the vegetables that can go bad quickly (that would be you, sliced cucumbers) everything stays fresh and the empty sections can easily be replenished as needed. And two, the lid is nicely curved, allowing you to pile the different compartments high as you add vegetables and still be able to fit a lid on top.


What I’m READING: The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter (link HERE) A couple of you recommended this one and I just started this book last night. I’m not kidding when I say that I could hardly put it down to fall asleep. I’m guessing it’s going to be a bit dark though, as it’s already disturbing and sad. I’m willing to bet I’ll finish it in a day or two, because it’s a book that stays in your mind in between times. If you want my final thoughts before taking a chance on this one, feel free to shoot me a note if I don’t follow up on it next week.


“We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” ― Dr. Seuss


Wishing you a beautiful week full of little things that make you smile!


Mary


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