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Creative Juice #119

Creative Juice #119

Beautiful stuff to inspire you to greater creativity. Get out there and make some art, people.

  1. Sand sculptures.
  2. For the cat lovers.
  3. Quilt show-and-tell.
  4. Beautiful tangles from all over the world, same theme.
  5. The 100 books of 2018 that the New York Times considers notable.
  6. Aachen Cathedral and the wardrobe of Mary.
  7. Crease. Fold. Color.
  8. Favorite recipes. Lovely servingware.
  9. Gorgeous laser-cut light displays.
  10. Prize-winning photography.
  11. Artwork available as prints, posters, shirts, and skateboards.
  12. An artist’s tribute to her dad. (You’ll need a hanky for this one.)

Guest Post: My Homemade Christmas Eggnog…by Linda McQuinn Carlblom

Guest Post: My Homemade Christmas Eggnog…by Linda McQuinn Carlblom

Note from Andrea: This article first appeared on Parenting With a Smile. I made Linda’s eggnog last year with a couple of minor changes–I used 2% milk (because that’s what we usually have on hand at our house), and I accidentally used 3 tablespoons of vanilla instead of 3 teaspoons. I left out the run flavoring, but the extra vanilla more than made up for it. Yum!

I’m posting this recipe fairly early in December because you may want to enjoy this alcohol-free, light eggnog all month. I usually make this to sip on while we decorate our Christmas tree.

My husband’s family has made their own eggnog for years. I married into this awesomeness 24 years and 11 months ago. Since I first tasted the stuff, I was hooked. It wasn’t like the store bought junk that’s thick and super sweet. This eggnog is so much better. So even if you’re not an eggnog fan, give this a chance. It may make you the Christmastime hero in your family. I’ve modified it a bit from the original recipe, so I feel comfortable calling it my own recipe. Here goes!

Rollin and Linda’s Lowfat Eggnog

6 eggs
1/2 c. sugar
4 c. skim or 1% milk
3 t. vanilla
1 t. rum flavoring
Lots of shakes of nutmeg

Combine eggs and sugar, mixing until frothy. Add remaining ingredients until well mixed. Ladle into cups. Sprinkle the top of each serving with nutmeg. Tastes best with Christmas music playing in the background.

Makes 8 cups.

Some dear friends gave us this vintage eggnog set many years ago. Isn’t it the best?

Are you an eggnog fan? What’s your favorite non-alcoholic Christmas drink?