At Christmas time, there are so many foods that my family MUST have to make the holiday season complete. Egg nog is one of them. My husband, Duane, starts looking for it in November, and then sadly tells me that egg nog is out — sadly because he loves it, but he knows it will make him sick.
I have no food intolerances, but, truth be told, it makes me sick, too (although I LOVE the flavor).
Duane broke down about a month ago and had a decaf egg nog latte (we have been off our daily morning coffee for 5 months now). Within a few hours of happily drinking that latte down, his feet began to tingle, then his legs hurt, and within a day, he was feeling the pain and sickness all over.
I hate seeing him go without these comforting, celebratory treats that mean so much to him, so today I made him egg nog he can enjoy without the terrible side effects. The most important question: does he like it? His grandpa worked for Darigold, the maker of some of the best egg nog ever, and Duane is a true “egg nog snob.” Here’s the recipe. He’ll be home soon to try it; I’ll let you know what he says…..
What I like about this egg nog, besides the taste and texture, is the fact that it not only WON’T hurt us, but it is actually healthy.
Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!
….ps: He likes it! He really likes it!
Featured image by Isaac Wedin under Creative Commons License 2.0.