Wow! One more week down and I am bringing to you the second part of our three-part holiday series. It is unbelievable that there is less than two weeks left until Christmas! I am hoping that some of my quick and easy recipes are taking some of the holiday load off of everyone. This month my goal has been to make all of my recipes as simple, and easy as possible, not to mention affordable. (We all know that this time of year just sucks the money out of people’s wallets.) Hopefully these recipes are helping to de-stress rather than to add stress.
This week we are focusing on a middle of the road type of holiday party. Not casual, and not formal, just kind of casual sheek? 😉 I racked my brain trying to think of what would highlight the occasion without a lot of preparation, and still bring a sense of elegance without being to formal. And then it came to me, Egg Nog with optional Rum. What would a holiday party be without egg nog?! And the best part is, it doesn’t require any cooking, so get ready to plan your party!
I love, love, loooooooooooooooooooooove egg nog, but the calories make me want to cry. Real egg nog can run as much as 400 calories or more. (And this egg nog only has 5 grams of sugar compared to 25 grams or more!) Last year I gave in and grabbed what I thought was a low calorie egg nog, and it happened to be “holiday nog” which was much runnier then traditional egg nog. I wanted to create a nog that was refined sugar free, pasteurized so it wouldn’t have to be cooked, and thick. After 4 different tries I did it, it tastes like the full fat, full sugar, real egg nog that we had as kids except it is refined sugar free and doesn’t have to be cooked.
You literally just have to pour everything in a container, stir it up, throw it in the fridge overnight and BAM! (You can drink it right away, but it tastes better after it has been sitting for a few hours.)
Being the hostess of any type of party can be draining, stressful, and time consuming, and that kind of takes all of the fun out of it. Even if you are the hostess you deserve to enjoy the party too! Whipping up a batch, or two, of this thick, nutmeg filled nog, and possibly throwing in some added adult fun, should be easy and leave plenty of time to enjoy your guests and the festivities. Pour a glass of nog, sit back, relax, and enjoy!
What is your favorite holiday drink?
I am so excited to bring you the second look in our holiday party series! This week, I’m dressing you up for a casual, but chic holiday party [think fun night with friends]! We’re going to be stepping out of our comfort zone… getting little fancier + a little edgier. This look includes a midi skirt + a crop top [two items many women fear], but fear not…no matter your age, or size, you CAN pull them off, and I’m going to tell you how.
If you find this drink to thick for your liking you can add some extra milk to thin it out. I have even used unsweetened vanilla almond milk and it worked great. 🙂
Holiday Egg Nog
By Angie Gouchenour
3.5 cups egg substitute
2 cups 1% milk (I used sweet acidophilus)
1 cup liquid heavy whipping cream
3/4 – 1 cup Stevia (If you are going to drink it right away you’ll want to use 1 cup. If it is going to sit over night only use 3/4 cup)
2 Tablespoons (If you aren’t a HUGE nutmeg fan you may want to start with 1 Tablespoon and work up to make it to your liking)
1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 Tablespoons +2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring
Place egg substitute, milk, whipping cream, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla in a container
Stir and store in a container with a lid for several hours or over night
Remove, add rum if you wish, enjoy!
¾ cup (1 serving) 222 calories