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

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

To celebrate the heart of Christmas is to forget ourselves in the service of others.
- Henry C. Link

Christmas is the happiness that lights our children's eyes.
Christmas is a song of bells ringing through the skies.
Christmas is a time of peace, of contentment deep within,
A time of love and silent hope that years will never dim.
- Sherrill Thompson

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