Christmas Corner

Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today's Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.
- Gladys Tabor



Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself.
- Norman Wesley Brooks



Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.
- Charles Schulz



Christmas is for children. But it is for grown-ups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.
- Lenora Mattingly Weber



Antipasto Recipe

Dressing:
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup minced onions (McCormick)
2 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. seasoned salt
2 tsp. onion salt
2 tsp. garlic salt
2 tsp. accent
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. lemon pepper

Vegetables to Marinate:
2 - 3 jars Artichoke Hearts, drained
2 - 3 jars Whole Mushrooms, drained
Red, Green, Yellow Bell Peppers, cut into bite-size pieces
Celery, cut into bite-size pieces
Black Olives
Stuffed Olives
Shrimp (either medium canned shrimp or fresh medium shrimp boiled, seasoned, and deveined)

Directions:

Step 1:
Marinate vegetables in dressing for at least 6 - 8 hours before serving.

Note: Any vegetables of your choosing can be added or deleted from list.