Take bushel of tinsel, sprinkle well throughout the house.
Add two dozen stars and one Xmas tree.
Take a generous spray of mistletoe, an armload of holly, and a full measure of snow laid in curved hills along the window sills.
Toss in a Christmas carol and season well with good will and friendly laughter.
Light the candles, “one” for adoration, two for celebration.” Let the first burn brightly, and may those you love be near.
The yield: One Happy Christmas.
This recipe is from Cross Country Cookery which was published privately by Mrs.N.C. (Helen Bemis) Black, 2214 South Goebbert, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005. Bicentennial Edition, 1976.