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



Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
- Hamilton Wright Mabi



Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
- Dale Evans



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



Hot Apple Cider Recipe

Cider:
1 large bottle Apple Cider
1 large bottle Ginger Ale

Spices:
3 cinnamon sticks
15 whole cloves
15 whole allspice
1 oz. bag of red hots
Sprinkle of nutmeg

Directions:

Step 1:
Mix 2/3 bottle of Apple Cider to 1/3 bottle of Ginger Ale.

Step 2:
Place all spices in basket of coffee maker and fill reservoir with apple cider to make 4 cups of liquid.

Step 3:
Add this liquid to cider mixture you made in step 1. The 3 cinnamon sticks can be returned to the cider mixture but discard the remainder of the spices. Taste cider mixture for flavor. Additional red hots can be added if preferred for color and spiciness.

Step 4:
Steep cider for 45 minutes to 1 hour before serving. Can be refrigerated and reheated as needed.

Note: Can also be frozen and given as Christmas gifts.