The holiday social season is in full swing, and nothing says a holiday soiree like Eggnog. Not just any recipe will do. The best Eggnog recipes have a little kick.
- 12 eggs, separated
- 1 1/2 cups superfine sugar
- 1 quart whole milk
- 1 1/2 quarts heavy cream
- 3 cups bourbon
- 1/2 cup dark rum
- 2 cups cognac
- Freshly grated nutmeg
Directions: In a very large bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and pale yellow. Gradually add sugar to yolks. With a wire whisk, beat in milk and 1 quart cream. Add bourbon, rum, and cognac, stirring constantly.
Just before serving, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into mixture. Whip remaining 1/2 quart heavy cream until stiff, and fold in. Sprinkle with nutmeg and add a festive cinnamon stick. Yields 26
Lest you think I’ve forgotten about the Pretty Domestic “Countdown to Christmas” gift suggestions, I haven’t. This whirlwind of a weekend has me a little behind. To pick up where we left off, here are my suggestions for “Days 25, 24, 23 and Counting …”
Anybody that knows me, knows I love all things monogrammed. Here are few of my favorites to put in your wish list, or to pick up for a friend or family member.
I love these Initial Necklaces by Nashelle from South Moon Under.
I like a lot of layering so I wear the “L” on a 17″ chain, the “R” on a 20″ along with another favorite necklace.
I also like to give monogrammed items for the home as gifts. These monogrammed pillows from luxurymonogram.com add a certain “je ne sais quoi” to a bedding suite or add the perfect touch to a living room sofa.
Finally, every Doll needs a great leather tote. This monogrammed tote from Mark and Graham is stylish, yet roomy enough for all of things we “need” to carry on a daily basis. It also comes in black, red, blue and cream.
Until tomorrow, happy shopping (and sipping),
The Pretty Domestic