I am just back from a lovely week with my uncle in the Philippines. While we were away I noticed a lot of my daily habits that I didn’t do while overseas. I thought, let’s write a bit about our habits this month.
- How do you do your grocery shopping? Do you have any special habits?
- Have you ever used a grocery home delivery service? Why? Did/do you like the service?
- Which do you prefer baths or showers? Why?
- This month is the Kumbh Mela in India. An important spiritual festival where devotees bathe in the Ganges River to wash away their sins. Have you ever participated in a spiritual bathing ritual?
- Do you have a morning routine? How do you start your day?
- Do you have an evening routine? How do you end your day?
- The Tokyo Olympics are just a year and 5 months away. Do you have plans to try to see any events? (Live or on TV)
- What kinds of sporting events do you enjoy watching?
Happy New Year! May there be many things worth writing about in 2019! Let’s get to it.
- Where do you want to go this winter?
- Why don’t you want to go anywhere this winter?
- What is your favorite condiment?
- What is your least favorite condiment?
- What is your favorite (or least favorite) mode of transportation?
- What is your favorite news source?
- What is the best news source?
Chicken and turkey soups are a big part of end of year food culture in North America. After eating the meat off a roast turkey, the bones are boiled for 2 days to make turkey stock. Add to this celery, carrots and your other favorite vegetables to make a healthy hearty soup. This month let’s enjoy a little Christmas flavor while eating some wholesome cold-fighting food!
Roast Ginger Chicken Soup Serves 6
|– 2-3 Chicken thighs
– 2 onions
– 2 large carrots
– Ginger (julienned)
– Rice cakes or bread
|1. Rub chicken thighs, onion and carrots with a generous amount of salt and olive oil and bake for 25-30 minutes in an oven at 180. Chicken skin should be golden brown, and vegetables should be tender and a little brown.
2. Remove from oven and cool. Save the drippings from the oven.
3. Dice the chicken into cubes, slice onions and carrots into large chunks.
4. In a large pot, boil water and add ginger and drippings.
5. Add chicken and vegetables and simmer on a low heat 15-20 minutes. Let stand for another 20 minutes.
6. Serve with rice cakes or fresh bread.