You probably didn’t say eggnog, but I’m giving it to you anyway. Because . . .
It’s that time again!
Time to contribute to your delinquency and, even better, your holiday cheer.
I can think of no better way than to share the annual Bert’s Eggnog recipe with you.
The Story of Bert’s Eggnog
This recipe is for neither the faint of heart nor those who aren’t willing to make the effort. It’s a lot of work, but you’ll be rewarded in the end. Even people who think they don’t like eggnog fall in love with this sinfully delicious concoction.
My mother first made it in 1959, the year she and Dad were married. But my Uncle Charlie had been making it for years. No one knows who Bert is! Mom looked up the recipe in Aunt Susan’s How-To Cookbook (1951) and it doesn’t give a clue.
This recipe has been a part of my Christmases for at least 25 years. We started making it in Crested Butte, Colorado and always on Christmas Eve. After the batch was whipped up, we put it out in the snow overnight. The icy snow makes the nog thicken and the flavors are just that much better in the morning. If you don’t have snow or cold weather, I might suggest a few hours in the freezer.
Christmas morning just isn’t Christmas without Bert’s Eggnog. Makes for a nice excuse for an afternoon nap, too!
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