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The Nutcracker

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

WORLD AIDS DAY

 

2

 

Legends of Christmas

Advent Season Begins

Hanukkah Begins (December 2nd to December 10th)

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

 

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4

 

National Cookie Day

 

5

 

National Comfort Food Day (RECIPES)

 

6

 

Craft Show

Finnish Independence

NATIONAL GAZPACHO DAY (Recipes)

 

7

 

First Fridays @ Calumet Art District

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

 

8

 

Holiday Craft Bazaar

A Chassell Old-Fashioned Christmas

National Brownie Day (RECIPES)

 

9

 

Second Sunday of Advent

 

10

 

GREEN MONDAY

NATIONAL LAGER DAY

Universal Human Rights Day

 

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12

 

National Cocoa Day

 

13

 

National Popcorn String Day

 

14

 

Gift of Music

 

15

 

Victorian Christmas

Celebration of Lights

National Lemon Cupcake Day (RECIPES)

 

16

 

Third Sunday of Advent

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

 

17

 

National Maple Syrup Day

First in Flight (RARE VIDEO FOOTAGE)

 

18

 

International Migrants Day

National "I LOVE HONEY" Day

 

19

 

National Oatmeal Muffin Day (RECIPES)

 

20

 

National Sangria Day (RECIPES)

 

21

 

Happy Winter Solstice

The Red Jacket Jamboree (a New Old-Time Radio Variety Show)

 

22

 

National Date Nut Bread Day (RECIPES)

 

23

 

Fourth Sunday of Advent

National Pfeffernusse Day (RECIPES)

 

24

 

Christmas Eve RECIPES & TRADITIONS [Co-op open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm]

Christmas Story 24-Hour Marathon

National Eggnog Day (RECIPES)

 

25

 

Christmas [Co-op Closed]

 

26

 

National Candy Cane Day

 

27

 

National Fruitcake Day (RECIPE)

 

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30

 

Great Lakes Invitational - Detroit, MI

 

31

 

New Years Eve [Co-op open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm]

Great Lakes Invitational - Detroit, MI

 
     

December 24, 2018

National Eggnog Day (RECIPES)

"The armored infantry was Santa Claus, the battle was our Christmas. What else for the elves to do on Christmas Eve but to let their hair down and drink a little eggnog." --- Hiroshi Sakurazaka

We all know that famous holiday drink, the one sold in stores only during the length of November through December. It's eggnog! Whether we buy it in stores so the whole family can have a glass or make our own, eggnog has always been a staple drink for the Christmas season. The real question is, where did eggnog come from and when did it come into existence? That's what Eggnog Day is all about!

History Of Eggnog Day
Eggnog is historically also known as milk punch or egg milk punch when it is mixed with an alcoholic beverage. It's a rich, chilled, creamy and sweetened dairy drink traditionally created with milk and/or cream, sugar, whipped eggs which helps it gain it's frothy texture and sometimes mixed spirits. The origins of eggnog are highly debated as are the original ingredients used for it. The Oxford English Dictionary claims that nog was "a kind of strong beer brewed somewhere in East Anglia." But where and when did the term Eggnog originate from?

The first time the term "eggnog" was ever used was in 1775 when Maryland clergyman and philologist Jonathan Boucher wrote a poem about the drink, which surprisingly was not published until thirty years after his death! The poem, which you're bound to be curious about, went like this...

"Fog-drams in the morn,
or better still egg-nogg.
At night hot-suppings,
and at mid-day, grogg.
My palate can regale"

...The first printed use of the term was in 1788 in the 'New Jersey Journal' of March 26th, which referred to a young man drinking a glass of eggnog. Eggnog may have developed from posset, a Medieval European beverage made with hot milk that curdled up when mixed with wine or ale and was then flavored with spices.

EGGNOG (Cooked)

Ingredients:
3 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cinnamon stick
generous pinch of ground clove
6 egg yolks
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup rum (optional)
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions:
1) Over low heat combine milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cinnamon stick and clove in a medium saucepan. Rise the heat slowly and bring to a slow boil (it takes about 7 minutes to bring to a boil.) Once the milk mixture starts to boil take off heat and let the cinnamon stick seep for 2 minutes, remove cinnamon stick.
2) In the bowl of a standing mixer combine egg yolks and sugar. Whisk together until pale and fluffy. With the mixer on low, pour the hot milk mixture into the egg yolks (tempering the yolks) whisk until well incorporated. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and heat on med/med-low for about 5 minutes, continually stirring, until thickened and creamy. Do not let it boil, or the nog will curdle.
3) Stir in the rum, heavy cream and nutmeg and refrigerate over night. When ready to serve garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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