I MADE MY OWN EGG NOG!
It has never occurred to me to do this before, but it is insanely simple. Only prob is I think I might be the only human interested in making their own egg nog 🤔.
I may have already told you this story because I will tell just about anyone this story if there is a lull in conversation, but here goes. When I worked as a dietitian in a school district, the local dairy company gifted our office a case of egg nog for Christmas one year. There was enough egg nog for the 35-40 ish employees of that building. Guess how many people took their generous egg nog gift home?? Like 4. Guess who took home the remaining 40 cartons of egg nog? This guy.
I didn’t actually take 40 cartons, but I took a huge chunk. I couldn’t bear the thought of it sitting in the fridge for months before being pitched. Egg nog may have a gross name but it doesn’t deserve that.
With my nog surplus, I made ice cream, whipped cream, cookies, cakes, YOU NAME IT. My memory is telling me I made Mac and cheese with it but surely that is a lie, right?? Anyway, my fave thing by far was to use it in French toast.
Seeing as I no longer work in that office, no one is bringing me cases of egg nog each Christmas season (whomp whomp). Lucky for me, my fiends at Manitoba Milling DID send me some of their new creamy flax seed milk to try!
I got it in the mail and literally shouted “EGG NOG” when I opened it. Austin replied “Someone sent you egg nog?” And I replied “No, it’s flax milk”. And he replied “Why did you scream egg nog so loudly? You made me drop my pen.” And I said “Because I immediately knew that I am going to make egg nog with this flax milk.” And then he pelted me with about 40 questions in a row about what the heck flax seed milk is and why do I get such weird things in the mail.
In closing, I made super simple and quick egg nog with the flax milk and then used it to make delicious, portable French toast cups. No biggie.
Thank you Manitoba milling for sharing your new flax seed milk!