Christmas Corner

Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance – a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
- Augusta E. Rundel



Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
- Charles Dickens



It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
- William Turner Ellis



Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.
- Janice Maeditere



Baked Turkey Recipe

Ingredients:
1 turkey, 12-13 pounds
1 stick of butter, sliced thinly
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 cloves large garlic, crushed
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper


Directions:

Step 1:
Preheat oven 350ºF.

Step 2:
Remove any parts stuffed in turkey cavity, then clean and rinse the cavity. Place turkey in a large roasting pan. Gently insert slices of butter under the skin that covers the breasts, thighs and drumsticks. Using a paper towel, brush oil and crushed garlic over the turkey, and season with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together and then cover the bird with aluminum foil.

Step 3:
Bake for 4 hours, or about 20 minutes per pound. (Use our turkey calculators if needed). Meat thermometer should read 165°F. when inserted into the thigh. Remove foil during last 30 minutes of cooking, baste with drippings in the pan. When the skin has browned, remove from oven and let rest for a few minutes before carving.