November 19, 1986 |
Dear Polly: I've tried your creamy eggnog recipe, and it's very good. But my aunt used to make an eggnog that was scooped up with a spoon - it was very fluffy and thick. Do you know how to make this type of eggnog? - Anne Dear Anne: A fluffy eggnog can be made easily by separating the eggs and folding the beaten egg white and whipped cream into the eggnog. Here's a luscious recipe that is the height of eggnoggy voluptuousness. The proportions are for 16 to 20 half-cup servings, enough for a great party!
December 17, 1991 |
It's that special holiday time of year once again, the time when Uncle Dave sometimes has too many eggnogs and tells the heartwarming story of the Christmas Goat. But first Uncle Dave wants to make sure that you have all been good boys and girls who are remembering the true meaning of the holiday season, which is to stimulate the economy. Right now, the economy seems a tad sluggish, as measured by the Index of People Living in Refrigerator Cartons (IPLRC). But Uncle Dave is confident that things will turn around any day now, because Uncle President Bush's economic advisers have been seeing a number of bright spots in the economy.
December 17, 1986 |
This is the time of year we consume two foods in vast quantities - cranberries and eggnog. I have a great fondness for cranberries, but I was never a big fan of eggnog until I made my own several years ago. The homemade eggnog was fabulous and tasted nothing like the packaged commercial stuff. Most people know eggnog only through the quart containers found int he dairy section of the supermarket. I have a feeling many people really don't like egnog but that they drink it because it's the season to be jolly and they don't want to be accused of party pooping.
January 2, 2007
OK, the eggnog is all gone and the noisemakers have been stowed in the closet until they're pulled out to celebrate the arrival of 2008. Sooooo, let's see how you did on The Inquirer Editorial Board's 2006 Year-in-Review Crossword Puzzle. Here is the solution. It's also available online at http://go.philly.com/yearanswers. Winners will be announced soon.
December 9, 1990 |
Maybe Santa told him he wouldn't be getting his Christmas wish this year or maybe he's a little shy, but Barney seems to need a bit of cheering up during his visit to the Animal Welfare Association's holiday open house in Voorhees last month. Barney, a close friend of the Sikora family of Marlton, refused to say what was the matter. Perhaps a bowl of eggnog would have helped.
December 16, 1998 |
Whether you live on the edge and prefer your eggnog homemade, with raw eggs, or play it safe with store-bought nog, this is the time of year to indulge. The only time of year. Forget fruitcake. Eggnog's where it's at. Let's face it, mulled cider is an acquired taste. But eggnog - this is a homey, stick-to-your-ribs comfort brew. A brew with history. As American as Philadelphia. Its pedigree dates to Colonial times, as far as anyone can figure out, and seems to be related to sack-posset, a milk-and-egg beverage (sometimes spiked with rum to keep folks warm in the winter)
December 19, 2014 |
Unlike, say, Thanksgiving's green bean casserole, or Hanukkah latkes, what we drink during the winter season isn't necessarily rooted in immovable tradition and high-pressure expectation. And while a glass of supermarket eggnog never goes out of style for some folks, there's plenty of room for innovation in holiday cocktails. Swapping out spirits, going homemade with mixers, adding a new flavor profile with spices or different bitters - all can improve upon or reinvigorate the classics without radically disturbing the toddy-loving status quo. After all, these traditions exist for good reason.
January 18, 1989 |
Dear Polly: What can be done to prevent orange juice from separating, especially when it has been reconstituted from frozen juice? - V.W.R. Dear V.W.R.: Sorry, but I know of no way to prevent frozen reconstituted orange juice from separating after it stands for a while. I mix mine in a covered container and simply give it a few shakes before pouring it. If you keep yours in a pitcher, just give it a stir before pouring. If you like frothy orange juice, you might try mixing it in a blender, which gives a nice foamy head to the juice.
December 23, 1998 |
Ho ho ho! 'Tis the Christmas season, a time of festivity and fun and credit card statements the length of "The Brothers Karamazov. " It's also a time when the publications at supermarket checkout counters are chock-full of articles featuring creative holiday craft ideas, with headlines like: "JFK JR. TELLS OPRAH: CAST OF 'FRIENDS' ATE MY BABY!" No, sorry, wrong type of supermarket checkout publication. The ones with the holiday craft ideas are the homemaker magazines, which are filled with articles like "50 Fun Holiday Crafts You Can Make with Your Saliva.
December 4, 2011 |
Paula Moore is a senior writer for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Foundation If you're like most people, the turkey probably wasn't the only thing that got stuffed on Thanksgiving. The typical person consumes an extra 600 calories per day between Thanksgiving and New Year's and gains one pound during the holiday season. That doesn't sound like much until you remember that most of us never lose that extra weight. It stays on throughout the winter and keeps adding up, year after year.