Sunday, December 12, 2010
For Sunday, December 12th, 2010
These beautiful flowers are recognized as a symbol of Christmas. Poinsettia Day was pronounced as an Act of Congress. It is in honor of Joel Roberts Poinsett, who died on December 12, 1851. Poinsett was the first Ambassador to Mexico who brought the plant back to his plantation in the U.S. He grew the plants in his Greenville, S.C plantation and gave them out as gifts to friends.
In Mexican folklore, there is a story of a little poor girl who had nothing to bring to church for Christmas. On her way to church, she picked some plants by the side of the road. As she entered the church, the ends of the leaves turned into bright, brilliant red flowers. You guessed it... Poinsettias.
2 cups broken pecans (optional)
1 jar (10 oz) well drained maraschino cherries(cut in half)
1 pound can pineapple chunks, well drained
1 package (7 oz) flaked coconut (optional)
1 can (10 oz) Mandarin orange sections, well drained
1 pound sour cream
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Combine all of the ingredients as listed. Store in refrigerator with tight fitting lid. Refrigerate at least 4-6 hours. Do not freeze.
A bit of love from someone near…