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



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



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



Christmas is, of course, the time to be home - in heart as well as body.
- Garry Moore



Oyster Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter
1 large onion, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
3 cups crumbled cornbread
3 cups soft bread crumbs
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 pint shucked oysters, drained
1/2 cup oyster liquid from drained oysters

Directions:

Step 1:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2:
Saute onions and celery in 2 tablespoons of the butter until wilted, not browned.

Step 3:
Combine cornbread and bread crumbs in a large bowl; mix in sauteed onions, salt and pepper, and parsley.

Step 4:
Add beaten eggs and toss more; moisten with the oyster liquid until moist but not soggy. Add the oysters.

Step 5:
Pat the mixture into a lightly buttered rectangular cake pan (it should make a 1-inch layer in the pan). Dot with remaining butter and bake about 45 minutes, until golden brown and set in the center.