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 love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
- Dale Evans



Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.
- Janice Maeditere



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.