The first time I got a sip of eggnog was when Mother bought a half-gallon and stored it in the refrigerator. She had forgotten all about it and when I sampled it, I did not think about checking the expiration date. Holy cow! That was some nasty stuff. I avoided drinking eggnog for the longest time. Eventually, I tried some again, during my first year of teaching.
The recipe given below requires the use of lemon juice. Now, lemons as well as other citrus fruits have long been valued for their wholesome nutritious and antioxidant properties. It has been established that citrus fruits, especially lemons and oranges, have many proven health benefits, such as phyto-chemical antioxidants and soluble and insoluble dietary fiber which is helpful in reducing the risk for cancers, many chronic diseases like arthritis, and from obesity and coronary heart diseases.
Here are ingredients and directions for making lemon eggnog;
Ingredients: ½ cup of lemon juice, 1 ½ cup of milk, 2 cups of cold water, 3 eggs, ½ cup of sugar and grated nutmeg
Directions: Combine the eggs, sugar, milk, and water, mixing thoroughly with a beater. Add lemon juice and stir again. Serve in glasses,, topping with nutmeg.
All ingredients can be purchased at Fresh Pride on 8506 Chesapeake Blvd. in Norfolk, VA.
Fresh Pride is a country store in an urban setting.
Makes 4 glasses
If you missed out on Fresh Pride’s recipe contest for October, check out this one for November. Fresh Pride is giving away a $50.00 gift card. It’s all to do with stuffing a turkey. That’s right! Turkey stuffing! Send your favorite, original recipe for making turkey stuffing. Deadline is Sunday, November 17th. Three finalists will be chosen and will have their recipes posted LIVE during the week of November 18th – 22nd. Winner will be announced on Sunday, November 24th. Send recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, write “Turkey Stuffing Recipe Contest.”