By Conni Attwell

A Very merry Christmas and a Good New Year to all. Here are two special recipes and a ...

Scottish Grace

Some hae meat and cannae eat

And some nae meat that want it

But we hae meat and we can eat

And so the Lord be thanked.

(Translation needed? Call Conni at the James Bay Beacon office 250-380-6090)

Scented Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments

(not edible)

1 cup cinnamon (available in bulk department)

2 tbsp cloves

1 tsp nutmeg

¾ cup applesauce

2 tbsp white glue

In a medium bowl, combine cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Add applesauce and glue, stir to combine. Work mixture with hands two to three minutes or until dough is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Divide dough into four portions; rollout each portion to ¼ inch thickness. Cut dough with two inch cookie cutters or desired shapes (hearts and gingerbread men look great). Using drinking straw or toothpick, make a small hole in the top of each ornament. Place cutouts on wire racks and allow to dry at room temperature for several days. For more uniform drying, turn ornaments over once each day. Thread with ribbon and tie with knots or bows.

Friendship Cake

1 cup friendship

1 cup hope

1 cup thoughtfulness

1 cup charity

Pinch of powdered tenderness

2 tbsp gaiety

1 cup faith

Cream together friendship and thoughtfulness with a pinch of tenderness. Very lightly combine with faith, hope and charity in a large bowl of loyalty. Add gaiety that sings and the ability to laugh at little things. Moisten with heartfelt sympathy if needed. Bake in a matured pan and serve with love.