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Got eggs?

After missing Halloween last week I am not getting ready to miss Thanksgiving.
Around this time last year I was wondering why the Americans make stuffing outside of a bird and still call it stuffing?
Curious…  Anyway I digress… (I will write more about those experiences some time soon)

During a chat with an American friend, all of a sudden I had an enormous craving for EGGNOG! Last year, I gained 6 pounds in two weeks because of this brilliant stuff. May be it was the fresh eggs from our own chickens or my native Dutch respect for freshly ground nutmeg… I don’t know, but it is just too good. So try with caution… but for those working out and needing protein, it doesn’t get much better than this…

There are always a trillion variations on a traditional recipe. But in general the best recipes are usually the simplest…
You can spend forever splitting 20 eggs or add all kinds of strange ingredients. But why would you?

The one I found and use is the following, from a site dedicated to this liquid gold: http://www.eggnogrecipe.net, try the Alcoholic version. But if you leave out the booze it is just as yummy. (and great at breakfast too! It only has 3 million calories per sip, so it will keep you going for a while…)

Sink or sip?

Ingredients

6 eggs + 2 extra egg yolks
4 cups whole milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons of sugar
pinch of salt (optional)
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 cup bourbon (optional)

Directions

Start by whisking the eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and salt in a large pan until well-blended. Keep on whisking while you slowly pour in the milk until it is completely mixed-in. Next, set the pan on your stove’s burner and turn it to the lowest possible setting. Continuously whisk ingredients for 25-30 minutes or until the mixture reaches 160°F (71°C) and will coat the underside of a spoon. (use a thermometer for this, really!)

Next, remove the mixture from heat and strain it into a large-sized bowl, making sure to get out any pieces of cooked egg. Now stir in the bourbon, vanilla, and nutmeg, and transfer your mixture to a covered dish. Refrigerate the mix for at least 4 hours before proceeding.

Finally, when you’re ready to serve your eggnog with alcohol, grab the heavy cream and whip it well. Now just fold in the chilled mix, pour, serve and enjoy!

Makes 14 servings. (or 3 depending on whether you can stop yourself.)

Now I better go and find myself some fresh eggs…

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You are certainly in Kansas now Dorothy....

I am not sure how to start this post.

But after my recent posting on organic and home cooked food I have had some pretty disturbing responses.

Amongst the responses was: the KFC Double Down…


Recipe: Two pieces of chicken with double cheese and double bacon and sauce inbetween, only 560 Kcals fried version and 470 Kcals grilled…
The main sales pitch of this pile is that it does not contain any bread… so it doesnt get your blood sugar up.(?!) Luckily that is compensated immediately by the amount of multi saturated fat and salt….   Phew.

And that on a day where I got warned by the butcher about hormones in Americain meat…

There is no place like home…

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