Sunday, December 09, 2007

Just sharing...

On one of my trips to Wally World I purchased a crock pot. It is the first one I have ever owned. K will try his hand at making a pot roast with it tonight. I'm pretty excited and want dinner now! :)

Also, I had made an impulse purchase which is out of character for me. I saw several cook books in the same section where I got the crock pot. I almost got the limited edition Better Homes cook book, "Celebrating the Promise." But it didn't give me much insight into what exactly I would be getting in the book.

I ended up getting "The Taste of Home Cookbook" because it listed all the things that I could expect inside. (both cook books were sealed up tight so I couldn't take a peek)

It even came with a CD that has all sorts of cool stuff on it. The book even came with a plastic splash guard to protect your pages from cooking mishaps. Ha! That's my kind of book.

Now I just hope that it has actual recipes in it that I want to make. So far just from peeking around it looks like it's going to be something that I enjoy browsing from time or two to find a new treat to try. I like that it also lists all the nutrition facts for each recipe.

I will even give you a recipe from the book for the holidays:

Holiday Eggnog:

6 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups milk, divided
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup heavy whipping cream
Additional whipped cream and ground nutmeg, optional

1. In a large heavy saucepan, whisk together the eggs, sugar and salt. Gradually add 2 cups milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until a thermometer reads 160 degrees, about 25 minutes.

2. Pour into a large bowl; stir in the vanilla , nutmeg and remaining milk. Place the bowl in an icewater bath; stir frequently until mixture is cool. If mixture separates, process in a blender until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

3. When ready to serve, in a small mixing bowl, beat cream on high speed until soft peaks form; whisk gently into cooled mixture. Por into a chilled punch bowl. If desired, top with dollops of whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Yield: 6 servings (about 4 cups)
Nutrition Facts: 3/4 cup equals 413 calories, 25 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 289 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 34 g carbs, 0 fiber, 12 g protein


Mrs. T said...

Hopefully I will get around to just sharing some of my actual holiday eggnog. Warning: bring your drinking pants and your hollow leg. Let me know how you like the crock pot. I have been considering one lately.

Zay said...

the crock far so good...kreg has the thing filled with nummy goodness...i cannot wait for dinner!

oooh...i have drinking pants but alas no hollow leg...i do have a ravenous "get in mah belly" type of tummy...does that count??

Mrs. T said...

It totally counts. We'll see if I have the energy for a holiday open house. I'm betting on no, but I always like to stack the odds against myself, so maybe I'll plan one anyway.

Zay said...

well, if there is no holiday open house then maybe you can just deliver some egg nog to me. :)

the German said...

where's the aljohol??? :)

Zay said...

the recipe is for a virgin eggnog...but of course you gots to have the rum!


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