Midway News

By DELIE SHEPARD,

Chicken Soup takes the chill off

Midway M. B. Church Christmas Program will be December 16 at 6:00.  Everyone is invited to attend.
Since this is Christmas time, Midway Church has taken on the endeavor of preparing a meal each day for their pastor and family.  Those who have participated are: Delie Shepard, Patty Odom, Annie Stowers, Mandy Ree McBeath and family, Trudy Denson and her family, Pastor’s Aide, Constance McClendon,  Lorraine Dozier and Jennie Clay, Tosha and Tyrone McClendon, Alice Hawkins, Maxine Gilmore, Shelia White, D’Arcy and Carol Stowers, Janie McClendon and Iris McClendon Rush, Wayne Williams, George Beamon, LaBoris Ross and Leslie Ross and Shelia Bradford.
Happy Birthday to Martez Nickols 13, Brenda Townsend Ross 15, Eric Ross 16, Jennie Clay 22, Ryan Shepard 23, Dr. Lanee Riley 25, and Brandon Jimerson 26.
Midway M. B. Church is inviting everyone to attend their Bible Study on Wednesday Night starting at 6:30 pm.  Rev. Wesley Griffin will be conducting Bible Study until further notice.
Sympathy is given to the Burks and Lucious Family in the passing of Mother Mary Lee Burks-Lucious.  She was eulogized on last Saturday at Union Grove M. B. Church.  Her son, Rev. Derrick Lucious delivered the eulogy.  Her interment was Mt. Moriah M. B. Church Cemetery, Pulaski, MS.  Remember the family in your prayers. 
Sympathy is given to the Boone family in the passing of Clyde Boone.  He was eulogized on last Saturday.  Remember the family in your prayers.
Sympathy to the Sturkins family in the passing of Lizzie Sturkins. She was eulogized on last Saturday at Mt. Moriah M. B. Church.  Her interment was at the church cemetery.   Remember the family in your prayers. 
The Century Family Reunion will be held at Roosevelt Park, June 22 and 24, 2018. Saturday Night events will be held at Reach One on One in Forest.  We are gearing up for great attendance.  The Reunion is at home where all the people originated from that started the reunion in the Sixties. 
Others on our sick list consists of Betty White Flowers, Mack Arthur Robinson, Percy Shepard, Doris Holifield, Katie Mae Kincaid, Mattie Holifield, Maggie Smith, Freda Ward, David Parrott, Linda Parrott, and Nettie Kennedy.
I wanted to know how to make chicken Noodle Soup since the weather last week was so cold.  This is the recipe I tried, it was good.
The Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
Ingredients
2-1/2 pounds bone in chicken thighs
1-1/4 teaspoons pepper, divided
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
10 cups chicken broth
4 celery ribs chopped
4 medium carrots, chopped
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
3 cups uncooked kluski or other egg noodles (about 8 ounces)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Directions
Pat chicken dry with paper towels, sprinkle with ½ teaspoon pepper and salt.  In a 6-quart stock pot, heat oil over medium-high heat.  Add chicken in batches, skin side down; cook until dark golden brown, 3-4 minutes.  Remove chicken from pan; remove and discard skin.  Discard drippings, reserving 2 tablespoons.  Add onion to dripping; cook and stir over medium high heat until tender, 4-5 minutes.  Add garlic, cook 1 minute longer.  Add broth, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan.  Bring to a boil.  Return chicken to pan.  Add celery, carrots, bay leaves and thyme.  Reduce heat, simmer, covered, until chicken is tender, 25-30 minutes.  Transfer chicken to a plate.  Remove soup from heat.  Add noodles, let stand, covered until noodles are tender, 20-30 minutes.
Meanwhile, when chicken is cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones, discard bones.  Shred meat into bite-size pieces.  Return meat to stockpot.  Stir in parsley and lemon juice.  Adjust seasoning with salt and remaining ¾ teaspoon pepper.  Remove bay leaves.  Yield: 10 servings (3-1/2 quarts)
You may reach me Delie Shepard at 601.507.0992 or email me at dshep10399@bellsouth.net.  You may fax me at 601.625.0992.

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