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



Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.
- Joan Mills



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



My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?
- Bob Hope



Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:
1 lb. baby spinach, cleaned
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and chopped finely
2 Tbls. red onion, chopped fine
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbls. vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 boiled egg, diced
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup sliced red onion
1 Roma tomato, sliced

Directions:

Step 1:
In a large skillet, cook bacon over moderate heat, turning it until it is crisp. Transfer it to a plate lined with paper towels to drain, and discard all but 2 Tbls. of the fat. When bacon is cooled, chop finely.

Step 2:
In the reserved fat, cook the 2 Tbls. chopped red onions for 1 minute.

Step 3:
Add vinegar, sugar, mustard, and oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4:
Bring to a boil. Remove from stove when reaches boiling point.

Step 5:
In a large salad bowl, place cleaned spinach, bacon pieces, diced egg, mushrooms, sliced red onions and diced tomato. Toss well.

Step 6:
Add hot dressing and toss to cover each leaf of spinach with the dressing.