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



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



What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
- Agnes M. Pahro



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



Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:
1 lb. butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
4 cups flour
5 cups oatmeal, ground to a powder (measure the amount, then grind in blender or food processor)
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 (8 oz.) plain Hershey bar, grated
24 oz. chocolate chips
3 cups chopped pecans (optional)

Directions:

Step 1:
Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla.

Step 2:
Add flour, ground oatmeal, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well.

Step 3:
Grate chocolate bar into mix. Add chocolate chips and nuts.

Step 4:
Place golf ball sized mounds (or smaller) 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Step 5:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake cookies 6 - 8 minutes until light brown.

Compliments of John Oubre, Lane Memorial Hospital, Biomed Department