We’ve passed down our traditions – from starlight, to firelight to candlelight to gaslight and now to electric light and the glow of my very own computer monitor (or as my husband calls it “your square headed boyfriend”).
Be they new or old we all look forward to traditions. We often take the old and make them new for our modern world.
We take walks in the foggy nights to look at the Christmas lights. We fix food, we have lavish parties with friends, we watch every single version of “A Christmas Carol” ever brought to the screen.
We tell old stories of The Travelers and Davy’s Watch. The elders speak of the glowing comet that was the great Christmas star and when Northern Lights surrounded the entire earth. And we tell stories of our past adventures and romances.
One tradition that I keep is fruit cake and egg nog. Don’t leave me. They’re good. I’ll post the fruit cake recipe later. No I’m not the fruit cake – it is the real thing baked forever then soaked with booze and it keeps for 6 months – or it can but this stuff is so good that it doesn’t keep. Just a hint, don’t put too many Brazil nuts in it. My mom is crazy about Brazil nuts. She’s nuts but then again, I’ve been called a fruit cake (I’m not). But that will come later…But NOW for Egg Nog!
Teddy’s Egg Nog for Six (Vampires or Regular Humans or for 3 Werewolves)
This is the REAL thing.
- 3 eggs, separated
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1/4 (750 milliliter) bottle bourbon
- 1/8 (750 milliliter) bottle dark rum
- 1-1/2 cups whipping cream
- 1/2 cup half-and-half
- 1/4 cup brandy
- A good dash of ground nutmeg
- Semi sweet chocolate
- Beat the egg yolks and sugar together in a very large bowl until thick and light-colored. Stir in the bourbon and rum, mixing until sugar has dissolved.
- Next whip the egg whites in a separate bowl until stiff peaks form. Do not use a plastic bowl. And the bowl has to be absolutely CLEAN or the whites won’t peak. Egg whites are pure and like to stay that way (until you add the booze then all bets are off).
- Stir the whipping cream and half and half into the egg yolk mixture until thoroughly blended. Slowly stir in the brandy. Fold in the egg whites, blending evenly. Cover and refrigerate for an hour or two before serving. Sprinkle top with nutmeg. You can also grate some semi sweet chocolate over the top (just a bit for just a hint of flavor).
- Note: You may add more sugar to this if your system needs more sweet.
More thoughts on Christmas:
- Have fun
- Lots of hugs
- Lots of kisses
- Don’t drink and drive
- Do good deeds
- And the best blood comes from those who are drinking the good booze!