Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas

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The heart like the mind has a memory and in it are kept the most precious keepsakes.

Thank you for the food before us
The friends beside us
The love between us.

So this is Christmas, the spirit of kindness, a joyous and blessed journey into imagination en route to the magic world of toyland for children and a reverie of hope and desire be at your command on this lovey day as we celebrate a global retreat called Christmas.

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“Engrave this upon your heart: 
Love is the magic key to life
Kindness, compassion, caring, courage
strength, and enlightenment are behind the door 
that love unlocks...
All the best things in Life are never easy
but always worth the effort."






Thank you for the food before us
the family and friends beside us
and the love between us
Cookies baked for us by our sweet neighbors

Thank you everyone for everything
especially your love







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(¸☆´ (¸.´´¯`•.¸¸.❉☆ It's important to remember that not everyone is surrounded by large, wonderful families. Some have problems during the holidays and sometimes are overcome with great sadness when they remember the loved ones who are not with them. Many people have no one to spend Holiday times with and are besieged by loneliness..They all need caring thoughts and loving prayer right now. May I ask my friends wherever you might be, to kindly share this post to show support to all those who have family problems, health struggles, job issues, worries of any kind and just need to know that someone cares. Do it for all of us, for nobody is immune. I hope to see many shares just for moral support. Thanks to all of you for your prayers and support. Don't forget someone close by you who may need a friend around these holidays! Merry Christmas!! ´¯)¸.❉´¯) Much Love   as read on Facebook Motivating Inspiration to inspire you 


Christmas Confetti Soup courtesy of Chin Deep


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“The Sisters love to serve this soup at Christmas time. It is beautiful in the bowl, and the star croutons remind us of the real meaning of Christmas.” ~Bonnie Tracy, author of Tasty Recipes from the Sister’s Kitchen
The Christmas commotion continues! ;) I took a few pics of this yummy soup to share with you just in case you’re still looking for something cozy and easy to cook for your holiday celebration.
I first had this soup at a tearoom where I was employed for close to 10 years. The darling proprietress, and my dear friend, Bonnie would make this when the Christmas rolled around. We hosted several holiday events, Christmas teas and Nutcracker teas among them, and everyone always oohed and ahhed over this gorgeous, colorful soup!
Tonight we’re enjoying bowls of this for our Christmas Eve soup supper. I hope you and your family love this as much as we do. My recipe is slightly different than the original. I use extra virgin olive oil in addition to the butter and more bell pepper, in multiple colors, instead of just red.
for the soup:
1 cup chopped bell pepper (I use red, orange and yellow)
1/4 cup butter
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup all purpose flour
6 cups homemade chicken or turkey stock (or pre-made broth)
1 (10 oz.) bag fresh spinach, chopped
2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
top with star shaped croutons (recipe below)
In a large, heavy bottomed stock pot, heat the butter and olive oil. Once hot, add the chopped bell pepper and flour. Reduce heat to low and stir constantly for 2 to 3 minutes. Mixture will be very thick, stick to the pan a bit, and turn slightly amber in color. Once this happens, add your soup stock. Stir and scrape the bottom of the pot thoroughly. Stir constantly and cook until soup is thickened and bubbly. Add the spinach, chicken and nutmeg. Salt and pepper to taste. Heat through (don’t boil.) Ladle into bowls and top with star croutons.
for the star croutons:
Using a 1 inch, star shaped, cookie cutter (and other sizes, if you wish) cut stars from sliced bread. Brush with melted butter and/or olive oil. Toss with a little onion and garlic powder. Toast in a 350 degree F. oven for 6 to 8 minutes, turning once. Croutons are done when golden and no longer soft.

Enjoy!

"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."
--Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

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"Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart."
~ Washington Irving




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9 comments:

  1. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas...xoxo

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  2. Wishing you the very happiest Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.
    Thank you for the kind message you left me and for your friendship, this past year.

    Sending warm hugs
    Carolyn

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  3. Wishing you the happiest of Christmases and a new year filled with health and good cheer! Hope you and your family enjoy every moment together.

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  4. Hello Jeanne! I came by way of my beloved Dutchess....you are so right about some of us not being surrounded by a huge family. My husband and I are alone, being out of state from our family but my family is all gone except for some cousins. But we make the best of it with good friends from Blogland and locally.

    Thank you for the Christmas blessings here! I love your keyboard art! BLESSINGS! Anita

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  5. Blessings and much love to you all
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  6. Oh how I LOVED seeing your amazing graphic greeting today! BLESSINGS TO YOU! Anita

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  7. Dear Jeanne,

    Such a beautiful Christmas post and thanks for sharing. So true we do need to think of others at this time of the year - it can be a hard time.
    Thanks for the kind Christmas wishes and love you sent me - I appreciate your friendship.
    Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year

    Love and hugs
    Carolyn

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  8. Blessings and much love

    Jeanne

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