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



One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly.
- Andy Rooney



Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first.
- George Matthew Adams



Christmas is, of course, the time to be home - in heart as well as body.
- Garry Moore



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