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that we have our own back yard eggs, eggnog is more special. It has been a
tradition in my family to make the eggnog Christmas morning as far back as 100
years based on stories pasted on. The story gets more interesting. My father
was a Display Artist and starting in the 50’s to the late 70’s, he was Mr.
Christmas. We would have a different Christmas scene in our front yard every
year winning countless awards.
Mid 60's Christmas
I was a little kid I remember getting up and my dad would always have the
eggnog ready to drink.
Early 70's Christmas
We were very lucky that he put together this very special
recipe for the eggnog in a story. Below I would like to share this unedited
60's Christmas Spread
A Recipe For Christmas Egg Nog
By John H. Hessen Jr.
Now at last, Christmas morn’ is here,
The last few weeks, too busy to cheer.
Long nights are past, busy weeks end too,
Painting Santa and carolers, holly and yew.
Hanging lights on the house, and on the tree,
A nice yard display, for all to see.
Even last days of rush, where you work are past,
About Christmas Eve, you’re off at last.
The rush to bustling stores to buy,
Last minute gifts, then home with a sigh.
Last night you wrapped so many presents and gifts,
You needed a highball to give you a lift.
Now over your coffee while the family’s asleep,
You start your Egg Nog, Quiet! Not a peep.
Twelve large white eggs I lay out neat,
After separating each, the yellows I beat.
Add a cup of sugar and three quarts of milk,
A cup of thick cream, stir till smooth as silk.
Now do not boil, but bring to a scald,
Then remove from the stove, pot, egg nog and all.
Now into the dining room and into the bowl,
Careful, do not spill, or Ann will scold.
Now back to the kitchen, the whites to beat,
Hurrying now, as you think how time is fleet.
Again to the bowl, add bourbon a fifth,
A cup of good brand, then nutmeg you sift.
Then fold on the egg whites with loving care,
Do a good job for good friends will be there.
Go rouse the family and pour each a glass,
Everyone smile, and lift, it’s no task.
We all give a toast, Christmas morn’ is here,
Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year.
I continue to make my eggnog Christmas morning and this year
with homemade eggs. What’s nice is drinking it hot off the stove and as it
cools it continues to improve through out the day.
large white eggs I lay out neat, ( in this case, all white not required)