Sunday, December 23, 2012

Cozy Evening, Yummy Christmas Drinks!

Tis' the season to get cozy with your loved ones and enjoy the chilly evenings by being inside with a warm Christmas beverage and delicious treats! I was in the spirit this morning to search for some lovely holiday drink and treat ideas. So many endless possibilities I came across, but I came across a few I thought my readers would really appreciate it, especially because home made always tastes so much better!! So get out your pen and paper and jot down a list of what you'll need, head to the store, get to shopping, come home prepare and invite some friends over, get out the games, turn up the Christmas Music and get cozy~! This is the recipe for a wonderful Chilly festive night in. :)

Bet you didn't know Eggnog could be made from home and made to be some what on the healthy list if you use this recipe provided below! I came across this on pinterest and had to share.

Healthy Makeover Eggnog: A holiday classic, reinvented with only one-fourth the saturated fat and half the cholesterol of the original. Don’t worry, it still has its decadent flavor and thick, rich texture. You will never believe that it is only 105 calories per serving.


Ingredients:
3 large eggs
3 large egg whites
5 ½ cups of low-fat milk
½ cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of cornstarch
Salt
2 tablespoons of vanilla
1/3 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1/3 cup of dark Jamaican rum (optional)

Directions:

In bowl, with whisk, beat eggs and egg whites until blended; set aside. In heavy 4-quart saucepan, with heat-safe spatula, mix 4 cups milk with sugar, cornstarch and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Cook on medium-high until mixture boils and thickens slightly, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Remove saucepan from heat.
Gradually whisk ½ cup simmering milk mixture into eggs; pour egg mixture back into milk in saucepan, whisking constantly, to make custard.
Pour custard into large bowl; stir in vanilla, nutmeg, rum and the remaining 1 ½ cups of milk. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or up to 2 days. Sprinkle eggnog with nutmeg to serve.

Here's another eye catcher that I bet is a taste bud pleaser as well:) Doesnt it look delicious!! This is a recipe via Martha Stewart, it has been said that children really really love this, I say, I bet adults do too, throw in some peppermint snaps, and wahlaaaa!! !!



Here are some beautiful way to serve your holiday drinks this year. Thanks to pinterest so many amazing ideas are being shared world wide!!


Enjoy your last Sunday before Christmas, & and if your like me the gift wrapping and last minute stress begins now!! SO lessen your stress with a Christmas Cocktail:)

Merry Christmas

xoxo