Christmas Corner

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

Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.
- Eric Sevareid

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 the day that holds all time together.
- Alexander Smith

Strawberry Jell-O Cake Recipe

1 (3 oz.) box strawberry Jell-O gelatin
1/2 cup hot water
1 box white cake mix (do NOT make cake according to package)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup cooking oil
4 eggs (beaten and added ONE AT A TIME)
1 cup drained, crushed strawberries (reserve juice to use later in icing)

Strawberry Icing:
1/2 stick butter (soft, but not melted)
1 (1 lb.) box powdered sugar Juice of strawberries (from crushed strawberries above), enough to mix well, about 4-6 berries

Directions for cake:

Step 1:
Dissolve Jell-O in 1/2 cup hot water and set aside.

Step 2:
Mix together dry cake mix, baking powder, oil, then eggs (one at a time).

Step 3:
Add Jell-O mixture and strawberries (drained and crushed).

Step 4:
Pour into 3 greased and floured 8-inch cake pans and bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Directions for icing:

Step 1:
Mix ingredients until spreading consistency is achieved. Don't make too juicy. A few sliced strawberries may be added if desired. Can also add 1 cup chopped pecans.

Step 2:
Spread between layers and on top of cooled layers. Garnish with additional strawberries if desired.

Step 3:
Refrigerate and enjoy!

Note: This cake is BEST when refrigerated - good if not cold, but absolutely wonderful after chilling.

From: Tasty Temptations from First Baptist cookbook