My true love gave to me Two Turtle Doves. Bound within the Holy Bible are two turtle doves, two conversations from God – the Old Testament and the New. The first conversation tells us what God expects from us, the other is a promise of all He shall deliver in exchange.
Genesis 8:11 The dove came to him toward evening, and behold, in her beak was a freshly picked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the water was abated from the earth.
Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shred as serpents and innocent as dove.
There are at least 30 mentions of doves or turtle doves found scattered throughout the Bible. Many believe doves to be Angels or the Holy Spirit. The gift of the Second Day of Christmas is the word of God as a means to understand our relationship on earth as well as in heaven.
For the Second Day of Christmas, let us celebrate with a beautiful Turtle Dove Pie. It’s light yet rich. Just as our relationship with God is easy yet fulfilling. So give thanks for Heavenly Blessing no matter how small, and enjoy the day God has made.
Second Day of Christmas Chocolate Glazed Turtle Pie
1/4 cup Caramel Ice Cream Topping
1 (6 oz) Premade Graham Cracker Crust
1/2 cup Pecan Halves, divided
2 (3.9 oz) packages Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
2 cups cold Milk
2 cups Whipped Topping, divided
2 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Square
Note: Make sure the milk is nice and cold, the mixing bowl and whisk have been chilled and the whipped topping is thawed.
Spread caramel topping onto bottom of crust. Reserve 10 nuts for garnish. Coarsely chop remaining nuts; sprinkle over caramel topping.
In a chilled mixing bowl, combine pudding mix with milk. Whisk for 2 minutes. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Spoon into the prepared crust; spread top smooth. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
Place remaining cup of whipped topping into a microwave safe bowl. Chop semi-sweet chocolate square, scatter over whipped topping. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minutes. Gently stir until blended. Spread chocolate glaze over pie. Garnish with reserved pecans.
Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
The day after Christmas is also National Thank You Note Day. I can remember when Thank You Cards were considered proper. If you received something, be it a gift for Christmas, a birthday, wedding or any number of reasons, you responded with a personal, handwritten note. Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could return to those kind and thoughtful gestures?