Eggnog (photo provided courtesy of elanaspantry.com)
There are a lot of things about Christmas I love. Ironically, Eggnog is not one of them. I love creamy, ice cream like drinks. But I have never been able to wrap my taste buds around the egg holiday favorite. I must admit that I’ve only had store bought Eggnogs. That’s why I was thinking this year, I’m going to give the perennial favorite another shot, only this time the shot will be homemade and of different variations. With my goal in mind I did a little Internet research and found, a whole Eggnog website at Eggnog Recipe Collection. It has alcoholic, traditional, easy, low-fat and indulgent Eggnog recipes. This peaked my interest and satisfied the first part of my Eggnog journey. But always wondering if there is something better out there, I perused a little more and hit on something that fits my wannabe more of lifestyle from Elana’s Pantry, a vegan gluten free Eggnog recipe. These sites are perfect as I can amass a test kitchen laboratory of different Eggnogs to give my appetite a true opportunity to either deny or exult the tastiness of Eggnog.
I just seems to me that I can’t give up on a food item if I’ve only had the mass produced processed form of it. This year it’s all about the egg (or the almond depending on the recipe), with heavy cream, nutmeg, and bourbon made in my own kitchen. If you like me, do not like Eggnog or are searching for an Eggnog to write home to mom about, set up your own test kitchen with your family and you as the testers this very merry holiday.
the Santa's Crutch created by Nick Devine
This week I watched what was one of the funniest Simpson episodes I’ve ever seen. In the standard opening there was a billboard for Duff beer which read: “Don’t face this Christmas sober.” When I think of Christmas I think, the birth of Jesus, Spritz cookies, holiday parties, and booze. This inventive recipe called Santa’s Crutch invented by Nick Devine includes among other things bourbon and apple juice (a couple of my favorite things). For the complete recipe click the link above or the image. Remember: Christmas is not just about the gifts, but also a little liquid warmth. As with any holiday season..don’t over do it (it’s not attractive when you’re drunk and falling over) and do not drive while intoxicated!!! Cheers.
P.S. for more great drink recipes visit Food City Magazine.
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Faithful readers…I was under the weather on Sunday hence the lack of post, but today I thing we should sit and
Have a cocktail, please, it will make you and I feel better
Let's Have a Cocktail
Due to my current health status (notH1N1 related fyi) I’ll make this short but no less impressive. The best thing you could do at the end of the day is grab a drink (alcohol preferable @ least in my world) and read Let’s Have a Cocktail, the smart funny musings of Jenny Mac. Ms. Mac’s blog is a combination of food and drink recipes, heart warming and not so heart warming stories, and really funny observations. While the pictures accompanying her posts are not worthy of a coffee table book, they are more than appropriate, and in all actuality…insightful. Ms. Mac’s blog posts are generally longer then our busy lifestyles are used to in the blogosphere. But they are all well worth the almost daily read. I highly recommend Ms. Mac’s humorous Sept 28, & 30, 2009 posts (which will explain a lot about what college aged kids are learning, and who people believe Ms. Mac resembles) because after reading these you will not get enough of her. So sit down, relax, make your self comfortable, kick off your shoes, have a cigarette, and Let’s Have a Cocktail.