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Re: Did you guys know that eggnog is good?
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2017, 03:01:30 PM »
First, I'm so sad that you had a delicious-but-unpleasant first attempt at eggnog!  I recommend this recipe (even if it does sound scary with the uncooked eggs):  https://www.jamieoliver.com/news-and-features/features/best-eggnog-recipe/  Following that recipe, we haven't made scrambled eggs yet.  Ignore where it says it serves 8, though.  We get two servings out of half a batch, so that suggests we'd get 4 for a whole recipe.  They lie.   Oh.  Dark rum, not bourbon.  Definitely rum.

Second, our "eggnog jug" -- the one I was so worried about receiving in time to use at the weekend -- didn't get filled with eggnog after all.  We made another half-batch of eggnog, chilled it for a bit, and then drank it down. Instead, the jug was filled with homemade margarita for Mexican Platter night.  We had a good weekend.   ;)

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Re: Did you guys know that eggnog is good?
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2017, 03:04:42 PM »
Thank you for that recipe.  I'm going to give it a bash. 
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Re: Did you guys know that eggnog is good?
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2017, 10:07:36 AM »
Yay, no scrambled eggs. But oh, heavenly goodness, especially with the Jamaican rum I poured in. 
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Re: Did you guys know that eggnog is good?
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2017, 02:16:14 PM »
Yay, no scrambled eggs. But oh, heavenly goodness, especially with the Jamaican rum I poured in.

Yay!

Gawd, I've been craving eggnog since I woke up this morning, but we have to hand-whisk the eggs (no room in our makeshift kitchen for a mixer, so it's put away up in the loft), and I just don't see me doing all that effort on my own.  It's not so bad when we can hand-off to each other when we get tired of whisking.  But all by myself?  Don't wanna be all by myself... anymore...  ♪♪♫♫♪♪♪♫♫
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Re: Did you guys know that eggnog is good?
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2017, 02:22:05 PM »
Yeah, that was my difference, I used the stand mixer instead of hand whisking. 
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Re: Did you guys know that eggnog is good?
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2017, 03:20:14 PM »
Yeah, that was my difference, I used the stand mixer instead of hand whisking.

So posh!  Someday I will have all the things.  I'll try not to be as annoying about having them as I am about not having them.  :P
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Re: Did you guys know that eggnog is good?
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2017, 03:32:57 PM »
So posh!  Someday I will have all the things.  I'll try not to be as annoying about having them as I am about not having them.  :P

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Re: Did you guys know that eggnog is good?
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2017, 09:58:32 AM »
In fairness, the only reason I have a stand mixer is because a Bentalls near us was closing down and they heavily discounted EVERYTHING. I bought it as I wasn't sure when I would ever be able to dish out the amount of cash required for a KitchenAid again would be and the price literally couldn't be beat. Pricing was so good that husband contemplated telling me to get a second one to resell online LOL

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Re: Did you guys know that eggnog is good?
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2017, 03:02:02 PM »
In fairness, the only reason I have a stand mixer is because a Bentalls near us was closing down and they heavily discounted EVERYTHING. I bought it as I wasn't sure when I would ever be able to dish out the amount of cash required for a KitchenAid again would be and the price literally couldn't be beat. Pricing was so good that husband contemplated telling me to get a second one to resell online LOL

I'm sorry I missed out on that discount.  I don't have the place for one yet, but I wouldn't mind snagging a good deal like that even if I just have to store it in the loft for a few months (years?).
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Re: Did you guys know that eggnog is good?
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2017, 03:06:32 PM »
I'm sorry I missed out on that discount.  I don't have the place for one yet, but I wouldn't mind snagging a good deal like that even if I just have to store it in the loft for a few months (years?).

My work friend who I was at the shop with had said "Oh I REALLLYYY want one but I don't have kitchen space in our house currently..." I was like THE DEAL IS SO GOOD, JUST KEEP IT IN THE BOX UNTIL YOU GET SPACE!

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Re: Did you guys know that eggnog is good?
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2017, 03:16:31 PM »
My work friend who I was at the shop with had said "Oh I REALLLYYY want one but I don't have kitchen space in our house currently..." I was like THE DEAL IS SO GOOD, JUST KEEP IT IN THE BOX UNTIL YOU GET SPACE!

Did they get one?  Because it'd be silly not to if you think you will eventually have the space.  We've shopped them, looking for deals.
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Re: Did you guys know that eggnog is good?
« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2017, 03:19:45 PM »
Did they get one?  Because it'd be silly not to if you think you will eventually have the space.  We've shopped them, looking for deals.

No she just couldn't pull the trigger on it.

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Re: Did you guys know that eggnog is good?
« Reply #42 on: December 20, 2017, 05:08:29 PM »
No she just couldn't pull the trigger on it.

I'd be conflicted in that position.  Like her, I am not ready for it now, but at the same time, if it was a good enough offer, I know it is something I will have one day, so might as well get it when it's cheap.  I probably would have got it and stored it.
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Re: Did you guys know that eggnog is good?
« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2018, 09:00:53 PM »
Well I'm not feeling so bad feeding my chickens scraps after I just recently watched them fight over and then wolf down a small rodent (a vole  ???)   [smiley=confused.gif] [smiley=puke.gif] that they got a hold off. 
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Re: Did you guys know that eggnog is good?
« Reply #44 on: January 08, 2018, 11:04:35 AM »
Well I'm not feeling so bad feeding my chickens scraps after I just recently watched them fight over and then wolf down a small rodent (a vole  ???)   [smiley=confused.gif] [smiley=puke.gif] that they got a hold off.

Oh man....did it just happen to get in their coop or something??