Christmas Corner

The earth has grown old with its burden of care, But at Christmas it always is young.
- Phillips Brooks



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



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 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



Layered Shrimp Dip Recipe

Ingredients:
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
2 Tbls. Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbls. Tabasco sauce
3 - 4 cloves minced garlic
1 cup cocktail sauce
1 lb. boiled shrimp
8 oz. shredded Mozzarella cheese
6 - 8 green onions, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 - 2 bell peppers, chopped

Directions:

Step 1:
Blend first 4 ingredients together.

Layering

1:
Spread the first 4 ingredients you just blended onto a large platter.

2:
Spread the cocktail sauce.

3:
Sprinkle the shrimp (if shrimp are too large, cut into small bite-size pieces).

4:
Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese (more cheese can be used if desired).

5:
Combine the green onions, tomatoes, and the green peppers and sprinkle these on top of the cheese.

6:
Serve cold with crackers.

Note: You can also use crabmeat in place of or in combination with the shrimp.