Does a Body Good: Have a holly jolly dairy Christmas

Christmas is a very special day. Spending time with family you may not have seen since last Christmas, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas Eve church service, receiving gifts, playing and watching football, stuffing our guts full of food and sleeping on the recliner at Christmas parties.

One year at Christmas my family received a gift that could not be wrapped. It was Christmas Eve 1996 and my mom was soon due to have my younger sister.

Needless to say my sister was an early Christmas present for us and things were different that Christmas.

Here are some recipes.

Baked corn

1 10-ounce box corn

1 can Delmonte creamed corn

2 tablespoons flour

3 tablespoons sugar

1/2 cup milk

3 tablespoons butter

3 eggs

1/4 teaspoons salt

Mix all ingredients. Put into greased dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Pumpkin roll

3 eggs

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup flour

1 cup cooked pumpkin

1 teaspoon baking soda


8 ounce cream cheese, softened

1 cup 10-X sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 teaspoons butter

Grease jelly roll pan, line with waxed paper and greased paper. Spread batter on paper; bake 15 minutes at 375 degrees. Place on linen towel immediately after baking. Roll up tightly and refrigerate 1 1/2 hours. Unroll and spread with filling, then re-roll and refrigerate. It freezes well for future use.


German chocolate box cake

1-2 bags of caramel

1/2 cup butter

1/3 cup of milk

1 bag of chocolate chips

1+ cups peanuts

Mix box cake mix (as directed on box). Put 1/2 cup batter in greased 9-by-13-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Melt caramels, butter and milk on low heat. Then pour 1/2 of caramel mixture on cake and sprinkle 1/2 of chocolate chips and nuts on top. Add remaining 1/2 of batter and bake at 250 degrees for 20 minutes. Then put remaining caramel on cake and top with remaining chocolate chips and peanut.

Have a great holiday and remember – Santa needs his milk and cookies.