There is one things I am absolutely crazy about: eggnog. We don't have it as eggnog in Romania, we do have something quite similar. But it's not Christmas related.
When we moved here and I started to mix out traditions with what's customary in Canada, I adopted the eggnog quite quickly. Then I was sad for a full year, as eggnog is not to be found nowhere until late November. each late November I would start packing the fridge... yeah, I'm that crazy :)
This year I've decided we can make our own, what could be that complicated about?! Well - for one finding a recipe is complicated. All I could find was using 12 eggs and 4 cups of milk... I understand why it's called eggnog, but 12 eggs is a bit too much :)
After checking with my favourite group (the Creative Bead Chat on Facebook, the Artisan Whimsy otherwise) I found one lady who suggested some improvements and gave me eye-balling measurements. I am all for being creative when cooking, so I threw things in the mixer and here is what resulted:
I admit that was very very yummy, and William loved it too! He wanted us to buy some eggnog last week, when we did the grocery shopping and I said we'll make our own. He shook his head and said "mommy, please don't exaggerate with making our own everything! if I don't like it, promise me we can come an buy it!". I promised him that much - but after tasting it tonight I asked him: so, buy from the store or make our own? "Make our own, hands down!". Victory on the make-from-scratch front :)
Since it's already in the picture - I'm posting a better one for the bracelets:
I had these wooden beads for over a year now, moving them from place to place as I was trying to come up with ideas on how to use them. Until last Sunday, when I suddenly had an idea - and they became these overly cheerful and summery adornments. I love them so much, they are so bright and happy, making me smile :)
See, it's not all music - it's colour and happiness too!