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National Eggnog Month - Happy Holidays!

The holidays are a time of traditions for many people….and one of the traditions that I love this time of year is eggnog!  I know, I know, it is not healthy for you, but it tastes so good!  Before kids, I used to make my own from scratch, but that can be very time consuming…and time is something I don’t have a whole lot of anymore.  Besides, there are so many great “pre-made” options out there, I don’t really feel too bad taking the “lazy” way out….  I was very excited to see eggnog making its way into the grocery stores for this holiday season, so it seems completely appropriate that December is National Eggnog Month – who knew!

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I actually prefer my eggnog without any added alcohol – it is a great dessert in a drink!  This delicious drink is made from beaten eggs (yay poultry industry), milk and cream (yay dairy industry), sugar and spices…and is generally consumed chilled.  The eggnog “taste” has also made its way into other foods, for those who may prefer not to drink it; you don’t have to look very far to find eggnog shakes, eggnog lattes, eggnog donuts, eggnog pudding, eggnog waffles and more!  (Interested in some of those recipes?  Check out http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/articles/view/356/1/National-Eggnog-Month.html and http://iezombie.com/december-is-national-egg-nog-month-31-days-of-egg-nog-recipes)

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If you are not up for making your own, but don’t want to buy the typical “store bought” eggnog, several local creameries in the Farm Credit of the Virginias’ footprint also make their own eggnog during this season – which gives you an opportunity to support a local farm, and get some delicious eggnog – bonus!

As you enjoy this holiday season, what are some of your traditions?  Can you tie any of them back to agriculture? 
 
Monday, December 05, 2016
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