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  • Holidays,  Kibbles for Writing,  recipe

    Homemade Egg Nog

    The only downside was that I used an electric hand mixer. A stand mixer would work best to free up your other hand to pour the milk mixture and mix the eggs in at the same time. Ingredients 3 cups of milk 1 cup of heavy cream 3 cinnamon sticks 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon nutmeg 5 eggs, separated 2/3 cup sugar 3/4 cup dark rum or bourbon – optional – leave out for non-alcoholic beverage Instructions In a saucepan, combine milk, cream, cinnamon sticks, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Cover and allow to steep. In a large bowl,…

  • Blogging,  Holidays

    Absurbity of the Season

    Hmm… interesting, my last post was at Halloween. Thanksgiving is only two days away, where’d the time go? I know what happened. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) happened. By the way, how did you do with your word count this month? I got mine. Did you get yours? Now that we’re done with that absurd writing challenge, what’s coming up next? Christmas? This is the craziest time of the year. It all starts with NaNo, then turkey in the oven, followed by hordes of Black Friday Shoppers heading out to the stores right after eating their Family Holiday meal. They should remain home to sleep off that bird but no,…

  • Holidays

    If I Could Dedicate a Moment in Time?

    If I could dedicate a holiday to a family member, I would dedicate the Fourth of July to both my Dad and my Brother. My Dad passed away sixteen years ago in January. He had been a veteran of the Korean War even though he had never been deployed. Dad loved Fourth of July. Almost every year we went to the local parade in Pepperell. My Brother, who I have not seen in a while, is a Navy Veteran. He too was patriotic. Cookouts and Fireworks are this weekend’s themes. My children are grown, and the puppies don’t quite enjoy the Fireworks. Seems the sound hurts their ears. I’ve yet…