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



Remember: this December, that love weighs more than gold!
- Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon



Christmas has lost its meaning for us because we have lost the spirit of expectancy. We cannot prepare for an observance. We must prepare for an experience.
- Handel H. Brown



Christmas is the happiness that lights our children's eyes.
Christmas is a song of bells ringing through the skies.
Christmas is a time of peace, of contentment deep within,
A time of love and silent hope that years will never dim.
- Sherrill Thompson



Whiskey Eggnog Recipe

Ingredients:
4 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup whisky
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup heavy cream


Directions:

Step 1:
In a saucepan, beat the eggs and sugar until creamy. In a second saucepan over low heat, heat 2 cups of milk until hot. Slowly add to the egg mixture, stirring continuously. Cook over low heat, stirring, for 15 to 20 minutes or until the mixture has thickened. Stir in the remaining milk, vanilla, whisky, and half the nutmeg. Chill 3 hours.

Step 2:
In a medium bowl, beat the cream until soft peaks form. Fold into the milk mixture. Ladle the eggnog into a punch bowl and sprinkle with the remaining grated nutmeg.

Makes 6 cups.
Total time: 3 hours 45 minutes.