My grandmother served in the North Carolina
General Assembly for 3 terms in the late 50's and early 60's.
This was before my time, as I was born in December of 61, but I have heard the stories.
She would have a big Christmas
party every year, and when I say big, I mean big.
It went on for 2 nights in a row. She would invite 2000 people, 1000 each night.
She would hire all the off duty cops to park cars at the house and drive people home.
That was just how politics was in eastern North Carolina
in that day and time.
They would make egg nog for the party.
They made it in her bathtub.
They would scrub the tub out with hot water
and bleach, and rinse it well. Then put ice in the bottom and line it with plastic.
Three mixmasters running for hours whipping cream, egg whites and the yokes.
Every year at Christmas
, I make it, and it is part of remembering her at Christmas.
I have changed the mix alittle over the years, as her's was strong enough to run your car on.
Make a batch and share with your friends and family
Dr. Davis's Egg Nog. Will cure anything that could ever be wrong with you
1 dozen eggs, separated whites and yokes
1 qt whipping cream
1 pt half and half
1/2 cup powered sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 to 1 cup rum
1/2 to 1 cup whiskey
Whip egg whites with a pinch of salt
and add 1/2 cup powered sugar, whip till stiff.
Whip whipping cream , add 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla to taste
fold egg whites and whipped cream together.
Whip egg yokes add nutmeg and cinnamon to taste
Take half and half and add the rum
and whiskey to it.
while stirring the egg yolks on low, add the half and half and liquor mixture slowly to the egg yokes so the liquor will not " cook" the yokes.
Strain thru a strainer to catch any of the egg that cooked
Fold into the egg whites and whipped cream.
Hide your car keys from yourself and enjoy.
Merry Christmas my friends.