Christmas Corner

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



Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
- Hamilton Wright Mabi



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



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.