The popular song The Twelve Days of Christmas is usually seen as simply a nonsense song for children with secular origins. However, some have suggested that it is a song of Christian instruction, perhaps dating to the 16th century religious wars in England, with hidden references to the basic teachings of the Christian Faith
What is truly important is that we can celebrate this rich heritage, through one more opportunity this Christmas.
On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
Three French Hens
The Three Theological Virtues: 1) Faith, 2) Hope, and 3) Love (1 Corinthians 13:13)
Hens are chickens
If they are French or not!
Here is chicken soup
To heat in the pot
Creamy Chicken Soup
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley or about 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
2 to 3 cups diced chicken
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 scant teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups frozen peas and carrots
1 1/2 cups heavy cream or half-and-half
4 ounces medium noodles, cooked and drained
Salt, to taste
In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and celery and sauté until onion is tender. Add the parsley, chicken, chicken broth, soups, poultry seasoning, thyme, and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the frozen peas and carrots, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes longer. Stir in the cream or half-and-half, along with the cooked noodles; add salt to taste. Heat through.
On a cold day there is just nothing that tastes quite so good to me as a bowl of chicken soup. I rarely make my own, but the stuff that comes in a can isn’t all that bad. I often add a dash of Mrs. Dash seasoning to it and the flavor really perks it up.
As always for a Sunday I’ll be off for my weekly dose of R&R this morning at church. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing the 4th Day of Christmas…I’m having loads of fun with this.