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



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



Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.
- Ruth Carter Stapleton



My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?
- Bob Hope



Drusilla's Seafood Eggplant Casserole Recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 lb. butter
1/2 lb. onions, chopped
1/2 lb. celery, chopped
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp. red pepper
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 Tbl. garlic
1 1/2 Tbl. chicken base
1 lb. shrimp
1 lb. crabmeat
5 medium eggplants
1/3 lb. American cheese
2 oz. grated Romano cheese
6 oz. Italian breadcrumbs

Directions:

Step 1:
Combine first 8 ingredients in a saucepan and cook until vegetables are clear.

Step 2:
Add shrimp and cook until done. Add crabmeat and cook an additional 5 minutes.

Step 3:
While cooking vegetables and seafood, peel and cut eggplants into 2x2 cubes. Boil in a separate saucepan until cooked.

Step 4:
Once all are cooked, add eggplant to vegetables and seafood. Mix well.

Step 5:
Add cheeses and breadcrumbs to achieved desired consistency.

Step 6:
Place in a casserole dish and brown in oven at 400 degrees.