Christmas Corner

The earth has grown old with its burden of care, But at Christmas it always is young.
- Phillips Brooks



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 doing a little something extra for someone.
- Charles Schulz



Christmas is the happiness that lights our children's eyes.
Christmas is a song of bells ringing through the skies.
Christmas is a time of peace, of contentment deep within,
A time of love and silent hope that years will never dim.
- Sherrill Thompson



Friandisis (Christmas Breakfast) Recipe

Ingredients:
8-10 eggs
1/2 cup cream
Salt & Pepper
Butter
12 thin slices ham
1/2 lb. grated cheese (monterey jack or sharp cheddar)
1 cup heavy cream

Directions:

Step 1:
Beat eggs with cream, salt and pepper.

Step 2:
Heat butter in small skillet; when butter is hot, fill a large kitchen spoon with egg mixture and pour into skillet. Pour just enough for a thin omelette.

Step 3:
Cook on each side, then flip onto plate, cover with slice of ham and roll up. Continue until 12 are completed. Pack rolls tightly into ovenproof dish.

Step 4:
Cover completely with lots of grated cheese and dot with butter. At this point, dish can be refrigerated to serve the next day.

Step 5:
One half hour before serving, pour heavy cream over the friandisis and bake at 300 degrees until cream starts to bubble. Brown the cheese under the broiler.

Serves 6-8

In loving memory of Warren/Lise/Nancy who contributed this recipe.