Christmas Corner

Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance – a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
- Augusta E. Rundel

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

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
- Agnes M. Pahro

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

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