Christmas Corner

Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today's Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.
- Gladys Tabor



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



What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
- Agnes M. Pahro



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



Baked Turkey Recipe

Ingredients:
1 turkey, 12-13 pounds
1 stick of butter, sliced thinly
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 cloves large garlic, crushed
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper


Directions:

Step 1:
Preheat oven 350ºF.

Step 2:
Remove any parts stuffed in turkey cavity, then clean and rinse the cavity. Place turkey in a large roasting pan. Gently insert slices of butter under the skin that covers the breasts, thighs and drumsticks. Using a paper towel, brush oil and crushed garlic over the turkey, and season with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together and then cover the bird with aluminum foil.

Step 3:
Bake for 4 hours, or about 20 minutes per pound. (Use our turkey calculators if needed). Meat thermometer should read 165°F. when inserted into the thigh. Remove foil during last 30 minutes of cooking, baste with drippings in the pan. When the skin has browned, remove from oven and let rest for a few minutes before carving.