Christmas Corner

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



Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.
- Joan Mills



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



My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?
- Bob Hope



Copper Pennies Recipe

Ingredients:
5 cups carrots (about 2 lbs.), sliced and parboiled
1 small bell pepper, sliced into rings
1 small onion, sliced into rings
1 (10 oz.) can condensed tomato soup
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup Cider vinegar
1 Tbl. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper

Directions:

Step 1:
Par-boil carrots until crisp-tender. Drain carrots and let cool.

Step 2:
Combine all other ingredients in large bowl and add carrots. Toss well to coat.

Step 3:
Refrigerate for at least 12 hours stirring several times.

This will keep for at least 4 - 5 days (if it lasts that long!). The longer it sits in the refrigerator, the better it tastes.

Note: This is a really pretty dish to serve at holiday gatherings. It can be drained and served as an appetizer or with the liquid as a salad.