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
- 12 eggs
- 6 cups milk
- 16 tablespoons sugar
- 6 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
- In a large pan, beat the eggs.
- Turn on stove to Medium Heat, add milk & sugar slowly, while beating.
- Continue beating until mixture thickens slightly
- Add in the vanilla essence (and nutmeg if you are using it)
- 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