Finally! I'm getting to the eggnog!
Please keep it a secret--don't tell him you got it from me!
Here's hubby's famous eggnog recipe. He makes it by the gallon and in our house, it doesn't last long! I guarantee if you like eggnog, this is the recipe for you! He got the recipe from an old edition of Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, dated hell's bells, I don't know as the front cover is completed shot! Anyway, he took this recipe and tweaked it some. Of course, he doesn't tell me what that extra tweak is--but, I think it's LOVE!
So, here goes--hubby's famous eggnog recipe:
1/2 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 Cups milk (whole milk please--none of that non fat stuff--after all you're making eggnog!)
2 egg whites
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla, but he adds more
Beat 1/3 cup sugar into egg yolks. Add salt, stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stir constantly till mixture coats the spoon! Oh, yes, give that spoon a good coat!
Cool this mixture.
Beat egg whites till foamy; gradually add 3 Tablespoons sugar, beating to soft peaks.
Add vanilla. Fold the egg whites into the custard mixture.
When ready to serve, sprinkle with ground nutmeg--we like to use a grater and fresh
nutmeg--enjoy with your plate of cookies.
For him, it takes several hours to make--to me, it's a messy kitchen to clean up!
But, who cares--everyone loves his eggnog! and that's what it's all about!