I remember the first time I ever tried eggnog.
It was non-alcoholic, of course - I couldn't have been older than 10 at the time - but because I wasn't prepared for anything but what it appeared to be, which was a milkshake, I still had to hold it at arm's length to stare at it and ask, "Grandma, what's in this?"
The whipped egg and the nutmeg, practically the defining features of the holiday drink, were out of range for my ten-year-old palate. And now, though I've long since added many tastes and textures to my "acceptable foods" list, milkshakes and similarly heavy drinks have not survived those palate-expanding changes.
As a result, I've never added eggnog to my holiday menu. Still, seeing the plethora of recipes for eggnog and the overflowing milk coolers of eggnog at the supermarket, I can't help but feel I'm missing out somehow during the holiday season. I mean, heck, I appreciate nutmeg!Read More