...Twelve drummers drumming (chicken drumsticks).
I had planned to fry chicken drumsticks today, or at least bake some oven-fried drumsticks, but
a) I forgot to buy drumsticks
b) it's the first day back at school, which is hard enough without trying to run to the store for chicken
c) it's dance night so making an after-school trip and then trying to get a meal ready is not even a choice
So, I vote for Popeye's chicken drumsticks for dinner, which I can run and get after I drop off at dance at 5 p.m. We always eat in split shifts on Monday, so Doug and Noah can enjoy it hot, and Faith and I can eat it after dance classes.
You might think this a lame choice for the twelfth and final day of Christmas, but, frankly, I am rather pleased with myself. Up until the past year, or less, I would have made this work by running to the store, and frantically getting the chicken fried with two sides and maybe dessert, too, wearing myself out in the process and probably getting cranky. I am more willing these days to admit I can't do it all, so I'll take a helping hand once in a while. We'll be sure to pray for the cook at Popeye's after Dinner Grace.
The Twelve Drummers Drumming represent the twelve points in the Apostle's Creed.