Monday midnight, I had a sudden urge. Wanted some corn meal muffins and went to the kitchen to make some. When that was in the oven I had 20 minutes to wait to make sure they didn't burn but were fully done.
The eggs were out on the counter, the milk was out also. Maybe I ought to try to make egg nog while I wait on the muffins. I have got to admit I made a few short cuts. If I'm going to use both the yellows and the whites of the eggs why bother to separate. I left them together and let my hand do the mixing while I kept an eye on the oven and my muffins. Also I didn't use sugar, I used artificial sweetner - Splenda. I just guessed at the proportions but seemed to get it about right.
I had one more short cut to take. It says the eggnog should chill in the fridge overnight. I was in no mood to wait to taste the results tomorrow. I put it in the freezer while I got my muffins out. The I poured out about 7 oz of eggnog (without nog at this stage) mixed in some more nutmeg and tasted
Hey. Very good. Now for a little nog.... Wunderbar!!! No more waiting for December to roll around. I'll make it my self when I want it and at about 1 quarter or 1/6th the price of ready made.
Gee Whizz. Maybe i'll try to make some Tom and Jerry's next. Mrs Herrin tried to teach me the secret of making them without the milk curdling... but I don't remember what she said.