Newsletter 35 – December 17, 2009
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
everything is softer and more beautiful.
~Norman Vincent Peale
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
This Christmas greeting is coming your way to say we miss you and hope you are having a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family. We also wish you a New Year filled with peace, joy, beauty and love.
We look forward to seeing you at the Garden Expo in mid-February., and anxiously await the new gardening season and our April 1 reopening next year. If there is anyway we can help, please let us know. Call or write anytime, firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always glad to hear from you.
“If old acquaintances be forgot, give them a call and remember.”
Bake up a batch of these with/for your family or friends. They make colorful delicious gifts that everyone will love.
Holiday Oatmeal Chocolate Chop Cookies
1 c Butter Flavor Crisco
1 c firmly packed brown sugar
˝ c granulated sugar
2 T milk
1 t vanilla
2 ˝ c old fashioned oats, uncooked
1 ˝ c all purpose flour
1 t baking soda
˝ t salt
1 c semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1 c red and green M&M’s
1 c coarsely chopped nuts
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat first six ingredients until smooth. Add combined oats, flour, soda, and salt; mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 3” apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes for chewy, or 10-12 for crisp cookies. Cool 2 minutes; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies
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, "Let Every Day Be Christmas," 1976
SEE YOU SOON!!!
the Holy Spirit Guide You! God Bless