Christmas Corner

Christmas is for children. But it is for grown-ups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.
- Lenora Mattingly Weber



Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
- Hamilton Wright Mabi



Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.
- Ruth Carter Stapleton



Christmas is, of course, the time to be home - in heart as well as body.
- Garry Moore



Whiskey Eggnog Recipe

Ingredients:
4 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup whisky
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup heavy cream


Directions:

Step 1:
In a saucepan, beat the eggs and sugar until creamy. In a second saucepan over low heat, heat 2 cups of milk until hot. Slowly add to the egg mixture, stirring continuously. Cook over low heat, stirring, for 15 to 20 minutes or until the mixture has thickened. Stir in the remaining milk, vanilla, whisky, and half the nutmeg. Chill 3 hours.

Step 2:
In a medium bowl, beat the cream until soft peaks form. Fold into the milk mixture. Ladle the eggnog into a punch bowl and sprinkle with the remaining grated nutmeg.

Makes 6 cups.
Total time: 3 hours 45 minutes.