Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $53,268
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 60%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: eggnog

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Eggnog: A Colonial Christmas Tradition (Gen. Washington's Recipe)

    12/17/2005 8:35:25 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 62 replies · 1,292+ views ^ | December, 2005 | Jeff Westover
    The General's Eggnog One quart of cream One quart of milk A dozen eggs One pint of brandy A half pint of rye A quarter pint of rum A quarter pint of sherry Christmas of 1826 was snowy, cold and lonely for the cadets of West Point. Though called "men" they were really teenage boys -- some as young as 17 -- and they wanted to celebrate Christmas. Young Jefferson Davis, future president of the Confederate States of America, was amongst them. But West Point then, as it is now, was a house of order and discipline. The military...
  • Favorite eggnog

    12/14/2013 1:20:50 PM PST · by JohnnyP · 82 replies
    12/14/2013 | JohnnyP
    What's your favorite brand of eggnog? I'm looking for a new one. Every year about this time I go pick up a couple half gallons of Original Recipe Alta Dena Eggnog. Well, I missed out last year, the stores stopped carrying it immediately after Christmas. Yesterday I went on their website and looked for it, and saw it's been replaced by their "Holiday" Eggnog. First ingredient is non fat milk, so I emailed them asking if they had just relabeled it, or if they had discontinued the original. They were kind enough to get back to me with this: "Both...
  • You've Had Eggnog With Bourbon, But Have You Tried it With Beer?

    12/11/2013 4:49:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    If there is one thing that eggnog lovers and eggnog haters have in common, it’s this: you HAVE to try it homemade. It’s an entirely new culinary creation once that yellow carton is removed. Once a nog-hater myself, I was hooked after one swig of the homemade version. This stuff is delicious. When you make this from scratch, you get the true impact: this is a glass of drinkable boozed-up ice cream. With a ingredient list like “cream, milk, eggs, sugar, booze,” there really isn’t anything not to fall in love with. As long as take the ten minutes and...
  • Free Republic Recipe Thread

    12/01/2012 9:35:52 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 54 replies
    FreeRepublic Cooks | Dec 1, 2012 | libertarian27
    Welcome to the FReeper Recipe Thread. Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or three- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites! Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe.
  • What alcohol to put in Eggnog.

    12/22/2011 7:31:58 PM PST · by Mmogamer · 99 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity ^ | 12/22/11 | Me
    So am going to get some Eggnog tomorrow. What alcohol do you guys like to put in eggnog?
  • Egg Nog with Georgia Moonshine

    12/23/2010 2:45:03 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    Ingredients : â– 6 eggs â– 1 cup sugar â– 1 cup Georgia moonshine â– 1 pint of whipping cream â– 1 cup milk Directions Separate eggs: Yolks in large mixing bowl, whites in medium mixing bowl. 2.Place whipping cream in medium mixing bowl. 3.Beat whites until stiff, adding â…“ cup of sugar then set aside. 4.Beat cream until stiff, adding â…“ cup of sugar set aside. 5.Beat york until light and thickening adding â…“ cup of sugar slowly. 6.Add 1 cup of Georgia Moonshine SLOWLY while beating constantly. 7.To the yolks, mix in the beaten egg whites. 8.To this mixture mix in the whipped...
  • Rockefeller microbiologist tests safety of spiked eggnog

    12/22/2008 4:12:03 PM PST · by Shermy · 17 replies · 532+ views ^ | December 22, 2008
    With one in every 20,000 eggs contaminated with Salmonella bacteria, drinking homemade eggnog can be something of a gamble. But an experiment designed to test whether the alcohol in spiked eggnog can kill the deadly bugs suggests that, in general, few bacteria survive in a mixture containing both raw eggs and 20 percent rum and bourbon. The experiment, which was done by Rockefeller University professor Vincent A. Fischetti at the request of National Public Radio’s Science Friday program, compared the bacteria found in homemade alcoholic eggnog with those found in store-bought nonalcoholic nog. After culturing samples of both solutions and...
  • Snow, rain and ice blankets much of US (Paging Al Gore&Gubinor aRnie, Global Warming Alert!)

    12/22/2008 10:04:11 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 2,902+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/22/08 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A massive winter storm blanketed the US West Coast with snow, sleet and ice early Monday while blizzards and snow squalls struck the Northeast and Midwest, killing at least four people and making travel dangerous. The storm snarled holiday air traffic across the country, with delays at major airports in San Francisco; Houston, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; New Jersey and New York, officials said. The fierce weather was blamed for the death of two people in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate Highway 80 east of Des Moines, Iowa. Another weather-related fatality was reported in northwest Iowa when a...
  • Two injured in staged 'Santa train' shootout

    12/16/2008 5:54:07 PM PST · by Shermy · 9 replies · 535+ views
    Sheboygan Press ^ | December 16, 2008 | Josh Lintereur
    A staged shootout during a mock train robbery Sunday in Random Lake turned out to be far too realistic when two people were shot with a gun mistakenly loaded with birdshot, according to the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department. The incident occurred about 11 a.m. as re-enactors were performing the simulated train robbery as part of the weekend-long Santa Steam Train event, said Capt. Dave Adams. The re-enactment unfolded with the actors engaging in a simulated shootout with police on Second Street near Harris Bank, after pretending to steal dynamite from a local hardware store for use in robbing the train,...
  • Here is my killer egg nog recipe

    11/28/2008 9:52:54 AM PST · by prplhze2000 · 18 replies · 1,349+ views
    Jackson Jambalaya ^ | November 26, 2008 | Kingfish
    Here is my killer egg nog recipe. time to take a break from politics and focus on what really matters: drinking. Click on link for recipe. Enjoy.
  • Bush Issues Executive Order-Federal Employees Off December 24

    12/06/2007 2:42:03 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 228 replies · 3,859+ views
    The White House ^ | 12-06-07 | George Bush
    Executive Order: Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Monday, December 24, 2007 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Monday, December 24, 2007, the day before Christmas Day, except as provided in section 2 below. Sec. 2. The heads of executive branch departments and agencies may determine that certain offices and installations of their...
  • In GOP They Trust (CA trending Republican)

    12/24/2004 11:13:29 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 63 replies · 1,902+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/24/04 | Maria L. La Ganga
    MURRIETA, Calif. — As four vintage military planes soared above the second annual Veterans Day parade here last month, all eyes turned skyward. Suddenly, one plane veered west, alone. The empty space where the plane had flown was a tribute to those who've died in defense of freedom. Eyes misted over. Young parents snapped pictures. Old men saluted. Mayor Jack van Haaster commemorated the somber fly-by: "We give tribute to those whose lives were lost in service to their country." Then he clambered into a shiny convertible to lead high school bands and candy-tossing Marines, car clubs and Scout troops...
  • Egg Nog Recipe

    12/15/2001 12:58:56 PM PST · by VMI70 · 121 replies · 39,439+ views
    VMI70 | December 1903 | Dr. Grafton Tyler
    I want to share with all my fellow FReepers the recipe for what is probably the the greatest egg nog recipe ever. If you are a non drinker, move along, there is nothing to see here. If you are a drinker, even a heavy one, be very careful with this. It is a first cousin to rocket fuel. Warning: this is a pain in the neck to make. It will take you a long time, about an hour and a half, but the results are well worth it. You will even make converts out of prople who are not egg ...
  • Questioning the traditions of the season

    12/25/2002 7:29:52 AM PST · by Dog Gone · 2 replies · 358+ views
    Knight Ridder Tribune ^ | December 25, 2002 | JAMES A. FUSSELL
    Fruitcake: treasured Christmas tradition or hefty holiday menace? That's a question you've probably answered for yourself. Here's a harder one: Why did eating fruitcake become a holiday tradition in the first place? Or drinking eggnog for that matter? Or buying poinsettias? We all know why we do these things. We do them because, well, because we've always done them ... Oh, all right, we don't have a clue why we do them. Who has the time to research that? We do. So sit back and have some eggnog as we answer these and other holiday questions you may have wondered...