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



I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.
- Harlan Miller



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 time to let your heart do the thinking.
- Patricia Clafford



Pineapple Cream Cheese Ball Recipe

Ingredients:
2 (8 oz.) packs cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped fine
2 Tbl. white onion, chopped fine
1 can crushed pineapple, very well drained
1 Tbl. Tony Chachere's or Lowery's seasoned salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans


Directions:

Step 1:
Drain pineapple until as much liquid is removed as possible.

Step 2:
Chop bell pepper and onion by hand - do NOT use food processor or chopper as these will make too much liquid.

Step 3:
Mix all ingredients except pecans. Form into 1 large ball or 2 smaller balls.

Step 4:
Wrap with clear plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 to 2 hours or until firm. Remove from plastic wrap carefully and roll in chopped pecans. If too soft, place back into refrigerator until firm enough to handle.

Step 5:
Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Note: The longer this is refrigerated before serving, the better it is. The flavors really blend in as it rests.