12/5/13 Day 2 – Egg Nog
I was struggling to decide what Christmas thought or memory to write about today, then, all of a sudden, while wandering through Wal-Mart, it nearly jumped out of the dairy case right at me. E-G-G-N-O-G!
What would Christmas be without eggnog? Now, keep in mind, I don’t drink liquor at all, so I’m talking about the “sweetened dairy-based beverage traditionally made with milk and/or cream, sugar, and whipped eggs.” But feel free to let your imagination run wild, as to how you like your eggnog.
I researched to see where eggnog originally came from, and it seems that no one is for sure. I found 3 different answers, in the last few minutes. I found that it originated in
I think my sister, Gay, introduced me to eggnog when I was just a youngster. Even though I’m not much of a milk drinker, and I was very skeptical to try it, I loved it at first taste. While at the store earlier, I realized that eggnog has changed over the years, they now have fat free, pumpkin flavored, caramel flavored, and even Non-dairy eggnog. So far, in my life, I’ve never had homemade or flavored eggnogs, just straight from the carton. You know, I cannot drink or even see eggnog in a store without thinking of Cousin Eddie (from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.) Remember Eddie and Clark drinking their eggnog from those Moose Head Mugs?
Maybe it’s not a tradition or brings back sentimental memories, but I know that every year at Christmas time, I always look forward to being able to indulge in a glass or two of eggnog. Which brings up the question…. If the stuff is so darn good, why isn’t it readily available year-round? Just like those Little Debbie brand Cherry Cordial Cakes… OH MY GOODNESS! I won’t even get started on how much I love those!