Christmas Corner

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale



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



To celebrate the heart of Christmas is to forget ourselves in the service of others.
- Henry C. Link



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



Hot Apple Cider Recipe

Cider:
1 large bottle Apple Cider
1 large bottle Ginger Ale

Spices:
3 cinnamon sticks
15 whole cloves
15 whole allspice
1 oz. bag of red hots
Sprinkle of nutmeg

Directions:

Step 1:
Mix 2/3 bottle of Apple Cider to 1/3 bottle of Ginger Ale.

Step 2:
Place all spices in basket of coffee maker and fill reservoir with apple cider to make 4 cups of liquid.

Step 3:
Add this liquid to cider mixture you made in step 1. The 3 cinnamon sticks can be returned to the cider mixture but discard the remainder of the spices. Taste cider mixture for flavor. Additional red hots can be added if preferred for color and spiciness.

Step 4:
Steep cider for 45 minutes to 1 hour before serving. Can be refrigerated and reheated as needed.

Note: Can also be frozen and given as Christmas gifts.