TBD on Ning

I was reading an article in Mental Floss magazine that explained how the best eggnog was often aged for six months or more.  This sounds a little off to me, but the article explains that as long as it is more 'nog' than 'egg' there is little chance for spoilage.  For my Sister and my daughter, the holidays just aren't here until the cork is popped on that first carton of the creamy (expiration date being no more than two weeks from the time of purchase), tasty, once-a-year treat.  My mother mixes a 'spice tea' concoction made from Tang and a variety of spices which tells her taste buds that Santa is on his way and I remember (long ago and far away) enjoying an indulgent 'Tom and Jerry' every year when the weather got brisk.

I no longer drink alcohol, so I'm now satisfied with the free wassail that my bank hands out when the holidays arrive....or even better...one of the local coffee houses makes a pumpkin pie latte that puts the ones made by a famous chain coffee house to shame.

Which drink lets you know that Christmas (or Hanukkah...or Kwanzaa...or the winter solstice) is just around the corner?

Tags: beverages, cider, drink_up, holidays, mulled, peppermint, spiced, tea, toddy

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A homeade cup of coco. No mixes the kind yuo make on the stove. Wen i worked with the Amish I buoght a big bag of natural unsweetened Dutch coco powder from them...DANG!

Hot choc made from scratch cannot be beat....add some cinnamon toast....heaven!!

Wish you had mentioned that earlier tonight.

She probably did, listen up Bob!

chuckle..ah the finer nuances of woman spaek.

Mr. Strepp be prepared for the slilent snit tonite that yuo are cluless what it is abuot...if..

yuo fial to ask if yuo guys have the critical ingredence for homeaid coco and cinomon toast by 4:oo at the latest. 

 Yes We Do broadcast uor thuoghts and antisipate that yuo heer them.

I mind reader, I am not.   :-)

However, I do respond to to soft, breathless words and silky fingers dancing on my skin.

oooooooooooh yeah!

jaylee....oh yeah, with cinomon taost.


Why did they wait until I gave up drinking to create all these new flavored vodkas?

Back in the day we had to flavor our own.

found this...

Miss Ida's Eggnog
Serves 10 to 12


12 large eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups whiskey
2 ounces rum
2 ounces brandy
6 cups heavy cream
Freshly grated nutmeg, for serving


1. Beat egg yolks together in a large bowl; whisk in sugar until well combined. Slowly whisk in whiskey, rum, and brandy until fully incorporated. While whisking, slowly add 4 cups heavy cream and whisk until well combined. Transfer to refrigerator until chilled, at least 2 hours.

2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into chilled liquor mixture. Add remaining 2 cups heavy cream to mixer and whisk until soft peaks form. Fold into liquor mixture. Transfer to a large punch bowl or serve in individual glasses. Sprinkle with nutmeg before serving.

this could get dangerous....bring new meaning to the phrase 'when the holiday season rolls around'..enough of this and we might need someone to roll us into the new year (hep hep i've fallen and i'm too round to get up)

We cuold just prop uor ruond selves in the corners of the livingroom....mabe use some shims to keep us tilted back into the corner.




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