One of the funniest Tweets I’ve seen in awhile came this week from MayChow. “Egg Nog (for me) is like that guy that you’re just not into. You see each other every Xmas & at parties, you give it a try, but nada.” I couldn’t agree more. I get that eggnog is festive, but quite frankly it’s just kinda gross.
Feeling the need to include it in this holiday recipe line-up, and already having given you my Beer Nog recipe last year, coming across this Eggnog French Toast seemed the ideal compromise.
You didn’t think I could make it through a holiday extravaganza without beer making its way into the mix… did you?
From start to finish the smells this cake produces are insane. The smell of stout and molasses getting together is reminiscent of Brew House smells, so you know I was diggin’ that! The cake baking fills the house with smells that could not be more Christmasy.
Stumbling upon Ina whipping up these nuts one day, I knew I had to bring them to the holiday party. My only complaint… where’s the booze girl? I added bourbon to mine, and a few tablespoons of Vermont Maple Liquer Sapling. If you can find this in your area… get it, it’s amazing!
This nuts pack some serious punch with the chipotle powder and an unexpected depth of flavor from rosemary and bourbon. They’re super yummy… make two batches, they’d make a great present for anyone not allergic to nuts… and/or awesomeness!
“Yeah. I met this lawyer, we went out to dinner, I had the lobster bisque, we went back to my place, yada yada yada, I never heard from him again.”
“But you yada yada’d over the best part.”
“No, I mentioned the bisque.”
I never toot my own horn… OK, rarely, do I toot my own horn. But this bisque is legit. Like those crab wantons I’m always hoping will kick ass, I order a lobster or crab bisque if it’s on the menu. Usually, it sucks.
This bisque is all that I hope for… and more. The spicy Old Bay, the crisp lemon flavor, the crunch of the celery, the yuminess of the crab… it’s got it all!
Ever been driving along mindlessly, and before you know it – you’ve sat through an entire song that you otherwise can’t stand? No, this isn’t a PSA against bad music, although I implore you to listen to the goods, this is a lesson in mindlessness.
It is entirely too easy to sit down with a bowl of this popcorn, mindlessly shovel it into your pie hole, and then realize you’ve eaten an entire batch.
I don’t want you getting sick – so take it easy with this stuff… please!