In our family, there are five seasons: spring, summer, fall, winter...and eggnog.
Right now is eggnog season. It begins on Daniel's birthday, which is October 18, and ends on Easter Sunday. Hey, I tried to make it shorter, but I had to fight to keep it that short. If it were up to my man, he would have a hot cup of the stuff every evening of his life.
So here's the recipe, though I think I've posted it before. And here is a picture of me in my bathrobe making this season's first batch. Embarrassing, I know.
3 cups milk
1 cup cream
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
Whisk first 5 ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until a film of eggnog stays on the back of the wooden spoon (any more and it will curdle). Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into four large mugs or six regular size mugs. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve.