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



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



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



Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Ingredients:
3 egg whites
1 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups coconut
1 cup pecans, finely chopped

Directions:

Step 1:
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease two baking sheets.

Step 2:
In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer on high, beat egg whites into soft peaks. Gradually add the sugar, beating after each addition until peaks are glossy. Fold in the coconut and nuts.

Step 3:
With wet hands, roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into rounds and set on baking sheets.

Step 4:
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly golden. Cool on racks and store in an airtight container. They will keep for 2 to 3 days.

Makes about 35 macaroons.
Total time: 45 minutes.