Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas milk for all!

So here it is the day before Christmas Eve and no one is at their computers reading my blog. What happens next? I have the time to blog and so you see that we are not on the same wavelength that way.

We are having a surprise mystery guest at our house for Christmas this year and I am going to reveal everything to you after she arrives. We’ve made a little room just for her and have bought her special, favorite food.

Last weekend when the grandkids spent the night, I introduced them to Christmas Milk! [whispering] It's eggnog. Shhhhhh

I thought they might really like it, but I wouldn’t even try eggnog until I was in my 30s because obviously it is NOG made from EGGS that you want me to DRINK.

How utterly disgusting.

So I asked them if they knew about the special milk the dairy makes only at Christmas and Easter. I had the quart in my hand when I asked and you know how once in a great while you say just the right words and it’s really amazing that you didn’t screw it all up?

That’s what happened. They swarmed me. They got off their chairs and walked away from their supper and actually came over to me like I was the Pied Piper.

I said that it is very rich, which is the way grown-ups describe something that will give you a tummy-ache if you have too much. I asked if they’d like to try it and they nodded like little birds.

It was so much fun!

I poured them each a small amount, maybe an ounce. They took it and inhaled. Oren shouted that it tastes just like melted vanilla ice cream because Oren shouts when he is excited! Kena shouted because she always shouts and has no volume control that it tastes like pudding and can she please drink more!

I gave them each a little more and then more again the next day. I’ve bought another quart for Christmas Day and so help me the first person who calls it eggnog dies in a bloody battle.

Make some toast and raise your glass to Christmas Milk.


Carver said...

I have always loved egg nog, even as a child. Great story. Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas.

Rose said...

I have never tasted Eggnog...and it is the name! Too bad I didn't hear it called Christmas milk!

Cindy said...

Merry Christmas you two! You have a surprise guest coming? I can't wait to hear who. Love you.

Rambling Woods said...

I loved egg nog until I was told it was made from eggs and not a nog... Oh well....

Rambling Woods said...

Oh Caron..the box with Santa on it was a cheesecake that my daughter send her Dad from New York where he grew up. It was very good.

You mentioned suet in another blog comment and nobody is using it. What kind is it? Woodpeckers would be the primary candidates for it and it would take them a while to find it.

My cats would eat it if they could get to it.. how do I know..been there...done that..cleaned up the vomit.

MyMaracas said...

LOL Your stories are the best.

I have half a quart left over from making an eggnog bread - which was pretty good - and used some this morning for French toast. (I was out of real milk, and the 'nog was just sitting there, so what the hey.) You should definitely try that. It was yummy.

And yeah, it's the egg part of the name that scares people off.

Anonymous said...

I love me some nog. Great idea calling it Christmas Milk!

Naquillity said...

i don't know that i've ever had egg nog (Christmas Milk) but am willing to try it once. glad your grandkids enjoyed it so well though. have a great day.