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



Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
- Charles Dickens



Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home.
- Carol Nelson



Christmas is, of course, the time to be home - in heart as well as body.
- Garry Moore



Rotini Pasta Salad Recipe

Ingredients:
2 bags or boxes of Rotini pasta
1 large bottle Ranch dressing
1/2 large bottle Italian dressing
1 small can sliced black olives
1 small jar sweet pickle relish
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 purple onion, chopped
Zatarain or Tony Chachiere seasoning
1 lb. shrimp, boiled, seasoned and deveined
1 container cherry tomatoes, cut in half

Directions:

Step 1:
Boil Rotini pasta al-dente. Drain and cool.

Step 2:
In a large bowl, combine all other ingredients except the cherry tomatoes.

Step 3:
Mix well and taste for correct seasoning.

Step 4:
Add cut cherry tomatoes last.

Note: Make at least a day before you need to serve it as the longer it sits, the better it tastes. Makes a very large amount, but it does keep a long time. Can be made with fat-free or low-fat dressing with no effect on taste.