We are just one week from Christmas, and I completely heart this time of year. Christmas for me means quality time with my loved ones and an opportunity to take a time out in the midst of my self-inflicted entrepreneur addiction.
One of my favorite things about Christmas is the opportunity to get caught up on family movies. I love the movie experience, my favorite blanket, a bowl of popcorn and great moral lessons all in the comfort of my home.
This week’s family movie is a fun story that comes with valuable lessons for all ages. This is one of those movies you watch and not only learn from, but also find yourself thinking about throughout daily life. Enjoy!
Director: Craig Clyde
Cast: Kate Jackson, Ted Shakelford, Alana Austin, Rue McClanahan
Running Time: 91 minutes
A beautiful story about how believing in the power of miracles, love and hope changed lives…
Shiran says: Good discussion points. Cute premise for some viewers (ages 6-12).
Kathleen says: Dealt with a lot of tough issues (death of loved ones, cancer, hospital, pets ect) in a sensitive way.
Laura says: Great movie, very heartwarming.
Kimberly says: Overall a good film about helping others
Worth Noting: There is mention about “putting animals to sleep,” so a discussion regarding this may be needed before viewing the film.
When it’s cold outside a cup of Chicken Noodle Soup is the perfect thing to warm you up from the elements. Enjoy this fun to make yummy recipe!
Chicken Noodle Soup: For a speedy recovery
• 1 Tablespoon butter
• 2 Garlic cloves, minced
• 1 Cup chopped onion
• 1 Cup chopped celery
• 1 Cup peeled and sliced carrots
• 5 Cups chicken broth
• 5 Cups low sodium chicken broth
• ½ Pound shredded cooked chicken breast (you can use meat from a rotisserie chicken)
• 2 Cups egg noodles
• ¼ Cup fresh basil, chopped
• ¼ Cup fresh oregano, chopped
• Salt and pepper to taste
• In a large soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic, onion, celery and carrots and sauté until the vegetables are starting to tender, about 5 minutes.
• Pour in the chicken broth and stir in the chicken, basil, oregano, salt & pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.
• Meanwhile, cook the egg noodles in a separate pot according to the package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
• Add the drained noodles to the soup and simmer for another 10 minutes. Serve with your favorite crackers or crusty bread.
Makes 5 – 6 servings. This soup can be frozen if the egg noodles are frozen separately from the soup.
It’s a wrap! Let’s try and keep our head above water this week and keep our eye on the prize of family time and movie traditions! If there is anything you would like to see here, have reviewed, or need help finding, please email me at Family Values Cinema (please link to: mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org). Your suggestions and feedback are always welcome! See you next Friday!
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