Christmas Corner

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale



Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.
- Larry Wilde



Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home.
- Carol Nelson



Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.
- Janice Maeditere



Pineapple Cream Cheese Ball Recipe

Ingredients:
2 (8 oz.) packs cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped fine
2 Tbl. white onion, chopped fine
1 can crushed pineapple, very well drained
1 Tbl. Tony Chachere's or Lowery's seasoned salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans


Directions:

Step 1:
Drain pineapple until as much liquid is removed as possible.

Step 2:
Chop bell pepper and onion by hand - do NOT use food processor or chopper as these will make too much liquid.

Step 3:
Mix all ingredients except pecans. Form into 1 large ball or 2 smaller balls.

Step 4:
Wrap with clear plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 to 2 hours or until firm. Remove from plastic wrap carefully and roll in chopped pecans. If too soft, place back into refrigerator until firm enough to handle.

Step 5:
Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Note: The longer this is refrigerated before serving, the better it is. The flavors really blend in as it rests.