Egg Nog isn’t just for December!

I have very small girls, I don’t know why, but my daughters are always “underweight” and the doctor gets concerned. It isn’t that they don’t eat, they are just small, all 3 of them. My boys, on the other hand are all large, it just seems to be the way it is. The girls tend to be “underweight” until about age 3 or 4, then they are on target. I know the routine by now, and just put them on a “high fat” diet. So, in order to appease the doctor I make them Egg Nog, because of it’s great taste and super high fat content* however, it seems like you can only buy it a couple months out of the year, and that just isn’t good enough, so I have worked out a recipe to make it. It literally takes less than 10 minutes to make, it is super easy and the kids LOVE it! We are currently giving our daughter about 3-4 cups of this each day, so hopefully at the next doctor’s appointment she will have gained a nice amount of weight. The doctor likes our plan, and is looking forward to the weight gain.

Egg Nog Recipe

Egg Nog isn’t just for December!
Author: Jodi Stevens
  • 12 eggs
  • 6 cups milk
  • 16 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  1. In a large pan, beat the eggs.
  2. Turn on stove to Medium Heat, add milk & sugar slowly, while beating.
  3. Continue beating until mixture thickens slightly
  4. Add in the vanilla essence (and nutmeg if you are using it)
  5. Egg Nog is done when it is slightly warm (do NOT boil) and an even color (about 3 or 4 minutes on the stove)

Makes approximately 64oz of egg nog. I fill a Juicy Juice container.

*if you want a low fat option, use Stevia or Splenda instead of Sugar and Non-Fat milk instead of Whole Milk

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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