I can't remember a lovelier year for appreciating the little things...
This beautiful snow
Excitement about upcoming holidays that are small and meaningful,
Cooking our meals with everything that we or friends have grown.
Here's a recipe we've been enjoying this cozy season:
Copia Eggnog Recipe
(Raw or Heated)
Make the day before your event for maximum flavor!
8 Eggs, Separated (keep both yolks and whites)
1/2 c. Brown Sugar / Honey
3 c. Milk
1.5 c. Heavy Cream
1 1/2 c. Bourbon Whiskey (Middlewest)
1 tbs. Vanilla
1 Seed of Fresh Nutmeg
1-2 tsp. Sugar
1. Separate eggs into two bowls
2. Add sugar to egg yolks, whisk until light and creamy
3. Add milk and cream, Stir
4. Add whiskey, vanilla, nutmeg, Stir
5. Taste - If too thick, add milk. If not sweet enough, add sugar. If you want it richer, add more cream. Still need something? Add a pinch of salt.
6. Cover and refrigerate both nog and whites until ready to drink
7. When ready to imbibe, whip whites (plus 1-2 tsp. sugar) in blender until soft peaks
8. Serve nog from a chilled bowl and ladle or dispenser.
9. Dress with a dollop of frothy egg whites and fresh nutmeg
10. Keep refilling everyone's glasses to keep family spirits up, ha!
Tips: When consuming raw dairy, we obviously recommend using local, raw, pasture-raised milk and eggs from your favorite farmers.
You can heat the drink, if you feel more comfortable. Do this at step 3. Heat the milk and cream in a separate sauce pan, gently. Add a tablespoon of heated milk & cream to egg yolk. Sir to incorporate. The trick is to add the milk slowly so that the yolks don't scramble.
Extra Tip! Make a separate virgin batch with less sugar for a nutritious daytime snack. You can use raw milk, raw cream, raw eggs, and raw honey for a super-duper carnivore diet treat.
Happy Holidays & Happy New Year to you and your family
from the three generations on the farm!
Grandpa McLeod, Grandma Bergman, Dan, Caitlin, Ella, and Baby on Board