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Saturday, January 7, 2012


Happy 2012 Everyone!
I hope everyone had a fantastic time ringing in the new year!

Matt and I got to spend the evening with his whole family. It was so nice having everyone in town. We relaxed, played games, and ate way too much. And then we ate some more. Did anyone else have this problem?! Now a week later... we are back into our everyday routine, but I still have a few exciting things to share with you!

On New Years Eve we made Eggnog! I know! Homemade, not store bought, Eggnog! And guess what... it was not as difficult as it sounds! Eggnog is one of the things I most look forward to every year during the holidays, so when Mary said we were going to make it I was happy to step up to the challenge and help in making it.

You know how people say you've been drinking too much eggnog? I think this is definitely the recipe! But is was SO worth it! Deeeeeeeelicious! 

Spirited Eggnog
6 large eggs, separated
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy (whipping) cream
2 cups whole milk (we used 2%)
1-3/4 cups bourbon
1 cup cognac
3 T. dark rum
Ground nutmeg, for dusting
1.  Beat the egg yolks in a large bowl with an electric mixer, gradually adding the sugar until the mixture is pale yellow. Set aside.
2.  Place the cream in another bowl and beat until it holds soft peaks.
3.  Stir milk into reserved egg-yolk mixture. Then, using a large rubber spatula, fold in the whippped cream.
4.  Shortly before serving, gently stir in the bourbon and cognac. Transfer to a punch bowl.
5  Beat the egg whites in a bowl with an electric mixer until they hold soft peaks; carefully fold into the eggnog. Drizzle the top with the rum; sprinkle with the nutmeg.
Surround the punch bowl with cups and serve immediately.

Sarah and Mark enjoying some nog.
Enjoy! :) 

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