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 is doing a little something extra for someone.
- Charles Schulz



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



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.