Christmas Corner

Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself.
- Norman Wesley Brooks

He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.
- Charlotte Carpenter

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

Christmas is the time to let your heart do the thinking.
- Patricia Clafford

Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing Recipe

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


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.