We all know the words – On the 10th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ten Lords a Leaping. My True Love – the one True Love – God the Father. He has given us everything.
The Lords are leaping with good reason. Each knows a commandment handed down to Moses by the one true Lord, God. In following His commandments, life becomes easier, more joyful. And we all long to leap for joy.
I am the Lord thy God
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
Remember to keep holy the Sabbath
Obsolete? Unnecessary? Hardly. Unlike the rest of us, God knows all, sees all. It makes sense to recognize this, and to trust in Him. God answers our prayers, even when that answer might be no, or not now. However; we should never, ever call upon Him in anger. Vengeance is a waste of energy, and a cancer to our spirit. And as for the Sabbath – what does it mean to keep holy the Lord’s Day? In the most simplest terms, it means to gather as a community, to give thanks to the Lord, and to share in our family connection. We are one family – His family. We are brothers and sisters. When we recognize that bond, and cherish that bond, the rest comes naturally.
Honor thy father and mother
Thou shalt not kill
Thou shalt not commit adultery
Thou shalt not steal
Thou shalt not bear false witness
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods
To honor our parents does not mean blind submission. But it does mean recognizing a responsibility to care for our elderly. To not kill – really, do we need to examine the virtues of that one? And if we were to take it literally, wars would cease to exist. As for the rest, it is all about respect, for ourselves and for one another. The Ten Commandments are the bases of most laws around the world today. No wonder the Lords are Leaping! Praise be.
This isn’t just the Tenth Day of Christmas. No, it’s also Taco Tuesday. Hey, maybe those Lords are Leaping for tacos? I know my guys sure do. Happy Taco Tuesday (in our house Tijuana Tuesday). Enjoy!
Double Wrap Chicken Tacos
2 boneless Chicken Breasts
1/4 cup Taco Seasoning or more
1/2 cup Salsa, mild or hot
1 Lime, juice only
Double Wrapped Tacos
1 can Refried Beans
8 Stand n’ Stuff Corn Taco Shells (Old El Paso)
8 Snack-size Flour Tortillas
2 Roma Tomato
1/2 Red Onion
1 cup Red Leaf Lettuce
Place chicken breasts in the bottom a slow cooker. Sprinkle taco seasoning over the top, then cover with salsa. Squeeze the juice of two limes directly over the chicken.
Place lid on top and cook on HIGH for 4-1/2 hours, or 8 hours on LOW. Remove chicken from slow cooker to a large mixing bowl. Shred the meat using a hand-held mixer or the two fork method or tongs (that worked great for me). Moisten chicken with small amounts of juice from the slow cooker until desired moisture reached. Drain remaining liquid from cooker. Return chicken to pot, keep warm.
Double Decker Tacos
Heat oven to 300 degrees.
Empty refried beans into a microwave safe bowl. Warm in the microwave on HIGH for about 2 minutes.
Working with 1 shell at a time, spread warmed beans on the flour tortilla. Place the stand and fill shell in the center of the flour tortilla. Press flour tortilla gently on the corn tortilla, allowing beans to help flour bind to the corn. Place wrapped shells back on the rimmed baking dish; ready to fill.
Divide shredded chicken between the standing taco shells. Place in the oven to warm through, about 8 minutes.
2 Roma Tomato
1/2 Red Onion
1 cup shredded Lettuce
8 tablespoons Avocado Ranch Dressing
8 tablespoons Sour Cream
8 tablespoons Pepper Jack Cheese
While the tacos warm in the oven, chop tomatoes, set aside. Shred lettuce, set aside. Thinly slice onion, set aside.
Remove warmed tacos from the oven. Top as desired with tomatoes, onions and shredded lettuce. Drizzle with a little avocado dressing if desired. Finish with sour cream or cheese or both. Serve and enjoy. Great with a margarita or two.