We had a full moon tonight. I spent the day paying visits and greeting visitors. I tried to light luminaries under this beautiful moon but failed.  Earlier today, my  friend Heidi dropped by with her homemade eggnog. It was her second batch. I asked for the recipe but she said it's tricky and instead just brought me some more. I felt so greedy. It's the most delightful eggnog I have ever had in my life. It's delicious and so balanced. I taste everything equally, nothing stands out, such a creamy blend.  It's 190 proof, contains Everclear and is to be sipped in tiny, liqueur glass amounts. It's so well balanced though. I wouldn't say it is for everyone. Claude had a sip and got an instant pain between her eyes. I'm a lightweight and not a big drinker but all I get is the cozies after I drink this wonderful Christmas elixir. Heidi says this is how she was taught to make it. Her grandmother used grain alcohol. I am under the impression now that this is how Germans make eggnog.

I've been watching old movies, baking breads, cookies and even made a gluten free fruitcake. I love being able to take time off from the day job and just cook and bake. From moment to moment things can be so relaxing and peaceful, so very Christmas.  Then there are brief brushes with mild chaos. Heidi's eggnog makes everything sweet and mellow and I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. 



Blogger Missa said...

Great full moon shot. Did you stay up and watch the lunar eclipse last night?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010  
Blogger Tera said...

I wish, it was too cloudy.

Friday, December 24, 2010  

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