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 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



Antipasto Recipe

Dressing:
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup minced onions (McCormick)
2 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. seasoned salt
2 tsp. onion salt
2 tsp. garlic salt
2 tsp. accent
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. lemon pepper

Vegetables to Marinate:
2 - 3 jars Artichoke Hearts, drained
2 - 3 jars Whole Mushrooms, drained
Red, Green, Yellow Bell Peppers, cut into bite-size pieces
Celery, cut into bite-size pieces
Black Olives
Stuffed Olives
Shrimp (either medium canned shrimp or fresh medium shrimp boiled, seasoned, and deveined)

Directions:

Step 1:
Marinate vegetables in dressing for at least 6 - 8 hours before serving.

Note: Any vegetables of your choosing can be added or deleted from list.