We end this long winter month with a batch of simmering steamy hot homemade chicken noodle soup on the stovetop.
My first hope is that all the noodles will easily blend in the massive amount of fresh garlic that has been thrown into kettle with this soup.
My second hope is that the daughter who has been battling a very bad cold the past few days will start feeling better after consuming this deliciousness.
My third hope is that all the rest of us will have our immune systems kick into high gear as we consume bowlfuls of this appetizing soup so that we may bypass catching a very bad cold from her.
And my fourth hope is that the breath of the healthy ones won't still be garlic laden when we go to church in the morning!