Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Christmas Eggnog

 Do you like eggnog?  I think it must be an acquired taste.  I used to love it and make it, but then I discovered that I was the only one drinking it.  

I was just getting out my recipes for the holidays and wanted to make sure I did not forget something at the grocers.  In doing so, I saw my old recipe from 1972.  This recipe was actually given to me by a co-worker at the old City of Detroit hospital.  If you are not afraid to eat raw eggs or can find pasteurized ones, and you like eggnog, you might enjoy this recipe.

Christmas Eggnog

Ingredients:

3 large eggs, separated

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 cup brandy

1/2 cup rum

1 cup whole milk

1 cup heavy cream

Nutmeg

Preparation:

Beat three egg yolks until light in color.  Gradually add the sugar and beat until very light and pale in color.  Chill.

Into chilled egg mixture, beat brandy, rum and milk.

Lightly whip heavy cream.  Using a wire whisk, carefully beat into egg mixture.

Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into mixture.

Serve in punch cups topped with grated nutmeg.

Wow, now I think I know why I enjoyed this so much and I am not much of an alcohol drinker, but I recall the flavors as being wonderful.

Let me know if you decide to make this.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Winter Solstice

I am still here.  My bloging mojo is not with me though.  I felt bad about it and then I realized that a lot of the bloggers I follow seem to have lost their mojo too.  And it isn't that I don't have lots to say.  I just can't bring myself to put it in writing.

I didn't blog about the neighbor's dead tree falling on my fence back in October  At least it didn't land on the house.

I didn't post my Thanksgiving menu, but we did have a very nice meal with the family.

I had some surgical procedures and tests and everything was AOK.

I turned 75 and heard from an old friend whom I thought might have died.  Really.  

I lost about seven hours of my life watching the latest season of Doctor Who and going 'What??'.

My 12 year-old desktop computer died and I was lucky enough to find someone to move all my files to my laptop.

My house is all decorated for the holidays.  I suggested that the adults skip exchanging gifts this year and it was met with mixed reactions.  I just don't need anymore 'stuff'.  

Dinner Saturday will be cooked by me, again.  I am really looking forward to it.  Here is the menu:

Sparkling fruit punch

Poached shrimp

Baked maple glazed salmon on corn salsa

Lobster macaroni and cheese

Green beans and pearl onions

Broccoli

Corn bread

Italian cream torte

Sticky toffee pudding cake

I have all my shopping done and will not start food prep until Thursday, so I still have some free time to continue reading, working on my family tree, and bingeing Hallmark movies.  I will also enjoy each extra minute of daylight everyday in my future.  I don't care what the clock says, I just want more daylight.

Enjoy the holidays and stay healthy.