Christmas Corner

Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance – a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
- Augusta E. Rundel



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



Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first.
- George Matthew Adams



Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
- Mary Ellen Chase



Layered Shrimp Dip Recipe

Ingredients:
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
2 Tbls. Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbls. Tabasco sauce
3 - 4 cloves minced garlic
1 cup cocktail sauce
1 lb. boiled shrimp
8 oz. shredded Mozzarella cheese
6 - 8 green onions, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 - 2 bell peppers, chopped

Directions:

Step 1:
Blend first 4 ingredients together.

Layering

1:
Spread the first 4 ingredients you just blended onto a large platter.

2:
Spread the cocktail sauce.

3:
Sprinkle the shrimp (if shrimp are too large, cut into small bite-size pieces).

4:
Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese (more cheese can be used if desired).

5:
Combine the green onions, tomatoes, and the green peppers and sprinkle these on top of the cheese.

6:
Serve cold with crackers.

Note: You can also use crabmeat in place of or in combination with the shrimp.