Christmas Corner

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year - and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.
- William John Cameron

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

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

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

Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing Recipe

1 lb. baby spinach, cleaned
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and chopped finely
2 Tbls. red onion, chopped fine
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbls. vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 boiled egg, diced
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup sliced red onion
1 Roma tomato, sliced


Step 1:
In a large skillet, cook bacon over moderate heat, turning it until it is crisp. Transfer it to a plate lined with paper towels to drain, and discard all but 2 Tbls. of the fat. When bacon is cooled, chop finely.

Step 2:
In the reserved fat, cook the 2 Tbls. chopped red onions for 1 minute.

Step 3:
Add vinegar, sugar, mustard, and oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4:
Bring to a boil. Remove from stove when reaches boiling point.

Step 5:
In a large salad bowl, place cleaned spinach, bacon pieces, diced egg, mushrooms, sliced red onions and diced tomato. Toss well.

Step 6:
Add hot dressing and toss to cover each leaf of spinach with the dressing.