What to do with the last of the eggnog?
If you are perplexed by this problem here is one solution.
I seldom have a concern about what to do with the last of the eggnog but I can imagine some people might. Gene was planning on getting a couple more quarts for New Years eve but the eggnog cupboard was bare at Harps in Calico Rock. I was slightly disappointed but not totally. It is pretty darn high in calories and I LOVE the stuff. So, all is well.
Even still there was about a pint left.
One of my favorite things to do with eggnog is splash it on oatmeal. Not just any old oatmeal (although any old oatmeal would benefit) but my high powered oat porridge. With fixins’.
Let me explain…
This will make enough oatmeal for two big servings or three small servings.
Pour 2 cups cold water into a saucepan big enough to have some space. Add 1 cup old fashion oats, 1 minced apple, a pinch of salt, 2 heaping teaspoons cinnamon and a pinch of ginger (fresh or dried powder). I use cinnamon medicinally so use less for yours if that much sounds like too much.
I like to chop the apple in a small food processor – it’s quick and easy. Leave the peels on for added nutritional value. Wash your apples well especially if they aren’t organic and cut out the stem end real well.
Bring to a simmer, turn the heat down low to keep it just bubbling, stir often so it doesn’t stick. Cook for at least 5 minutes and as long as 10 minutes or so. Feel free to add some hot water as the oats cook – a little bit at a time to keep it from getting too dry.
The best local sorghum around. I like a spoonful for a little sweetness.
I also like to top my oats with some chopped nuts, walnuts today.
Gene fixing up his oats with a pat of butter and a dollop of that great sorghum.
Then pour on the eggnog! What a delightful combo! Oats, apples, walnuts, cinnamon, butter, sorghum and the nog. One of my favorite breakfasts ever.
As an afterthought this is what was harvested from the garden this afternoon. More Pak Choi, green onion tops and a fistful of parsley. I’m gonna do some real cooking tomorrow.