The Boys Club Preview: Eggnog

I’m in denial that November has ended.  Where did it go?  What did I do?  Did Thanksgiving actually happen?  It all feels like one big blur!  And now here we are… December.  I’m hoping things slow down a bit this month, but somehow I don’t think that’s going to happen.

Hanukkah is coming up this week.  I haven’t lit candles in a number of years, but I certainly enjoy some of the traditions… making latkes (if you’re looking for a fun spin, try these leek fritters), spinning dreidels, singing songs.

But, as a kid, as I watched my friends in school run around wearing Santa hats and eating candy canes… well, I was a bit jealous that they got to celebrate Christmas.  I wanted a tree packed with enormous presents wrapped in bows.  I wanted to see a large man make his way down our (nonexistent) chimney (ok, now that I’m reading that, it sounds kind of creepy)…  I wanted to sip on eggnog next to a roaring fire.

I may not have gotten to do all that as a kid, but, thankfully, because of The Boys Club, I got to make my first batch of eggnog (and it’s probably even better since I can put booze in it)!  So, go on over to the site to get the recipe (because homemade is really the way to go) and read a bit more about the history of eggnog.

 

 

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Ana CooksDecember 3, 2012 - 9:42 am

do you know they drink lots of this in Vietnam? it’s truly delicious!

vanillasugarblogDecember 3, 2012 - 11:16 am

you know, I wondered the same thing–where did it go? and I think it was the 1 or 2 hurricanes we had and the one nor’easter. remember those? I think those messed us up. LOL
I’ve never made egg nog; afraid I’d use too much booze.

Brandon @ Kitchen KonfidenceDecember 3, 2012 - 12:21 pm

I am with you… how is it already December?! The eggnog is looking good! I have a Christmas Eve tradition that includes egg nog, whisky and nutmeg :)

KristinaDecember 3, 2012 - 1:06 pm

I’m with you… can we PLEASE just slow it down a bit?? I am trying to savor every little thing during the holidays – at the risk of “sounding like my parents” time goes WAY too fast!

Cheers – this sounds fantastic!

Alison LewisDecember 3, 2012 - 1:22 pm

looks fabulous! Posting this on my Facebook page today!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla SugarDecember 3, 2012 - 1:29 pm

Homemade eggnog is such a great way to enjoy a classic! Yours looks fabulous. I’ll hop over and check out your recipe now!

Lora @cakeduchessDecember 3, 2012 - 2:20 pm

I’m still stuck on Halloween-talk about slowing down!;)I would love to know more about the history of this luscious holiday drink-looks gorgeous!

A Thought For FoodDecember 3, 2012 - 4:43 pm

Thank you Alison!!!

Hillary @ The Mama ReviewDecember 3, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Oooh. Yum. Maybe I’ll actually give homemade eggnog a go this year — It’s been on my to-do list for years. Years.

Suzanne PerazziniDecember 3, 2012 - 7:25 pm

You are lucky in the US to have two celebrations close together but it probably feels a bit crowded and busy so it passes quickly. We only have Christmas here in New Zealand but we do have the summer holidays at the same time so it’s great for the kids. I will skip over and check out that recipe now.

SashaDecember 3, 2012 - 9:58 pm

Such beautiful photos!

Diane (createdbydiane)December 3, 2012 - 11:19 pm

yeah how is it December already oh well. I LOVE eggnog and this looks wonderful!

Lisa | With Style and GraceDecember 4, 2012 - 12:42 am

I’m so excited, I get to enjoy eggnog this holiday season! too bad, we can’t enjoy together. cheers from afar!

CarolynDecember 4, 2012 - 6:08 am

I luuuuurrrvvve homemade eggnog. I can make it so creamy, it’s a meal unto itself! Great pics, as always.

JoanneDecember 4, 2012 - 6:30 am

Now that you’re older, I say if you want a Christmas tree then have a Christmas tree! I hear they go perfect with eggnog. :P

Nancy/SpicieFoodieDecember 4, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Hi Brian,
I’m in denial that 2012 is almost over. My husband loves eggnog and I know he’d love yours. Thanks for sharing!

Andrew FrishmanDecember 4, 2012 - 11:01 pm

MMnnnnn . . . I LOVES me some Egg, especially when it’s noggin’

Huevos son muy importantes.

Roxana | Roxana's Home BakingDecember 4, 2012 - 11:17 pm

Time is definitely flying. In a blink of an eye we’ll see heard shaped cookies and we’ll wonder where December go.
Going to check out your eggnog recipe, gorgeous photos as usual Brian

KaseyDecember 5, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Ha! I remember being jealous of the kids who got to celebrate Hannukah and Christmas (my family at least had Russian New Year). I’ve had a lot of fun getting into the Christmas traditions since it’s such a big holiday in Matt’s family. Never had much eggnog in my life, but it’s never too late to start!

Dixya @ Food, Pleasure and HealthDecember 5, 2012 - 2:54 pm

this month is going by so fast and i am not ready for the year to be over yet. I normally never celebrate xmas but this year i am looking forward for trees, presents, hot chocolates and such!

ShainaDecember 6, 2012 - 12:28 am

I love the photos here, and yes, I wish November would have hung around a bit longer as well.

MikeVFMKDecember 9, 2012 - 8:45 pm

Love eggnog. Love it even more that I know how to make it (which I did tonight) it`s another great recipe Brian!

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