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December 15, 2010 I I rood i www.stonecountyenterprise.com STONE COUNTY ENTERPRISE 9. When the month of December rolls around, I tend to get antsy. No, not for the Christmas holidays, decorating the Christmas tree, or receiving gifts, no, I get excited for something much sweeter than all that ....... EGGNOG. That's right, good old eggnog. Eggnog is the friend you can sit down and watch a college football game with. This friend doesn't com- plain, ask crazy questions, or make a mess. This friend is so enjoyable around the holiday's that some people tend to keep him around even into the summer months. For some, eggnog is the gift that keeps on giving the whole year. You could say Eggnog Eggnog that eggnog is the ultimate holiday treat. Years ago eggnog was made with sherD', eggs, and milk. This concoction didn't really have a regular name. Back then it was stowed at Taverns during Colonial times dur- ing the eotd months and on holidays as a celebratory," drink. The drink itself was served in stout mugs called "noggins". The paying public would just ask for a noggin, and over the years this "egg" based drink sloMy acquired the name eggnog. Now there are several commercial brands of Pumpkin Shake French Toast eggnog. The TG Lee brand of eggnog happens to be my personal favorite, with Borden a close second. Nonny Brook Farms makes the best eggnog that nmney can buy, but it is only" made three months out of the year and is found only at Whole Foods grocery" Egg Nog Recipe Ingredients 4 cups milk 5 whole cloves 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract I teaspoon ground cin- namon v) egg yolks 1 1/2 cups sugar 4 cups light cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions 1. Combine milk, cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and cinnamon in a saucepan, stores in a few of the larger cities around. In culinary school we made a pretty good home- made eggnog. I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of rum in my eggnog, even though it is quite popular. To me it takes away from the sweetness of the eggnog. I personally love to add large amounts of nutmeg to my eggnog. In my opinion you just can't put enough nutmeg in eggnog....I love the stuff. So I've included the recipe for my culi- nary school's homemade eggnog....pretty tastT. What many people don't realize is that eggnog can and heat over lowest set- ting for 5 minutes. Slowly bring milk mixture to a boil. 2. In a large bowl, com- bine egg yolks and sugar. Whisk together until fluffy. Whisk hot milk mixture slowly into the eggs. Pour mixture into saucepan. Cook ove, r medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until thick. Do not allow mixture to boil. Strain to remove cloves, and let cool for about an hour. 3- Stir in cream, 2 tea- spoon vanilla, and nutmeg. Refrigerate overnight before selwing. be added to so many dish- es. It really helps liven up the flavors in things such as French toast, ice cream shakes, nmffins, and cakes. That hint of sweet rangi- ness really helps put baked dishes and bread puddings over the top. There are many food sites and cookbooks on the internet, during the holi- days, that provide many" old and new ways of incor- porating eggnog into main- stream dishes, desserts, and baked goods. The fol- lowing recipes are just a few of my favorites that I have tweaked to fit my own personal tastes. I hope you try. and enjoy some of the old and new holiday recipes using the classic holiday drink eggnog. FREE HD FOR LIFE! Only on DISH Network Lowest Price in America! $ 24.99tmo for over 120 channels $500 Bonus! Call Now[ 1-877-535-8304 OUR G TITUD Because the goodwill of those we serve is the foundation of \ at this practice, it hollday is a pleasure / ti me to say i" ,., , kyo wihy ' : i ;"Than u and to s ou. a full year of Health and iiiiiiii~ ~i * ,j, Happiness. . g Merry Christmas and Eggnog & Rasberry Muffins , 19, AM-6PM with your donation of an unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more in support of WPD Cops for Kids ALL $20 DONATIONS WILL EAT FREE plus tax per person 100% of the Proceeds will be donated to Cops for Kids To order by mail, please fill out and return with payment to: SCE, EO, Box 157, Wiggins, MS 39577 620-B West Frontage Dr., Wiggins 601-528-8606 That's 36% Off the Newsstand Price! CALL NOW 601-928-4802 Give the gift that keeps on giving, with a gift subscription to the Stone County Enterprise. With in-depth cowerage of local news, features, sports, puzzles and money-saving special offers, what's not to love? Gift Recipient lnformatkm Your CaM lnffmnation Name: "fi)~r Name: DeliveD, Addr~s: Billizg Address: C i~y: State: ___.Zip: City: State: Ptmne: I hone: Please include a check or money order for $25, check the box below to pay by major credit card. CREDIT CARD (Visa, MasterCard, Amen Discover Zip: EmaiI: Sig:natu re X