Christmas Corner

Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself.
- Norman Wesley Brooks



One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly.
- Andy Rooney



Christmas has lost its meaning for us because we have lost the spirit of expectancy. We cannot prepare for an observance. We must prepare for an experience.
- Handel H. Brown



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



Hot and Spicy Shrimp Artichoke Dip Recipe

Ingredients:
1 (14 oz.) can artichoke hearts (drained well and chopped)
1 lb. fresh shrimp, boiled in Zatarain's crab boil and chopped
1 (3 oz.) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 - 3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 - 3/4 cup picante sauce
1/4 - 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (fresh NOT in container)
Short, finely julienned red pepper strips (optional)
Thinly sliced green onion tops

Directions:

Step 1:
Drain artichoke hearts; dice.

Step 2:
Add shrimp, cream cheese, mayo, picante sauce and Parmesan cheese; mix well.

Step 3:
Spoon into 9 inch round pie plate or shallow baking dish.

Step 4:
Bake at 350 degrees about 20 minutes or until heated through.

Step 5:
Garnish with red pepper and green onions.

Step 6:
Serve with chips and assorted vegetable dippers.

Note: Absolutely Delicious!