Christmas Corner

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year - and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.
- William John Cameron



He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.
- Charlotte Carpenter



For the spirit of Christmas fulfills the greatest hunger of mankind.
- Loring A. Schuler



Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
- Mary Ellen Chase



Oyster Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter
1 large onion, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
3 cups crumbled cornbread
3 cups soft bread crumbs
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 pint shucked oysters, drained
1/2 cup oyster liquid from drained oysters

Directions:

Step 1:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2:
Saute onions and celery in 2 tablespoons of the butter until wilted, not browned.

Step 3:
Combine cornbread and bread crumbs in a large bowl; mix in sauteed onions, salt and pepper, and parsley.

Step 4:
Add beaten eggs and toss more; moisten with the oyster liquid until moist but not soggy. Add the oysters.

Step 5:
Pat the mixture into a lightly buttered rectangular cake pan (it should make a 1-inch layer in the pan). Dot with remaining butter and bake about 45 minutes, until golden brown and set in the center.