My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cookie Swap Brunch and Eggnog Punch

What do you mean old woman don't have fun! I laughed so much yesterday I had to come home and take a nap. Fifteen or twenty women of a certain age all talking at one time. Everyone talking about something different and no one knew what was being said. What a blast!

It has been years since I've been to a brunch as lovely as Janice had yesterday. Her house was decorated beautifully for Christmas. Her food outstanding, sausage casserole, hash brown casserole, fresh fruit platter, country ham on rolls, monkey bread, juices, etc. I sort of lost interest when she started making the punch. This is without a doubt the only way to serve eggnog for a crowd. Everyone, yes, me too, had at least 2 glasses. You know I had to get the recipe to share with y'all.

Eggnog Punch
about 24 servings (6-ounces) each
print recipe

1 3/4 to 2 quarts French vanilla ice cream
2 quarts dairy eggnog, don't use that canned stuff (8 cups), chilled
1 liter cream soda, chilled
Peppermint sticks, cinnamon sticks, and/or the small candy canes
Ground cinnamon or nutmeg

Place ice cream in an extra-large punch bowl. Add half the eggnog, Stir and mash mixture using a potato masher until ice cream is melted and mixture is well combined. Stir in remaining eggnog. Slowly pour in cream soda, stirring to combine. To each glass add a peppermint stick, cinnamon stick, or candy cane. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon or nutmeg (about 1/8 teaspoon per serving).


  1. oh my gosh this sounds delicous, it makes me always try to picture the person as they invented things like this, imagine the smile when they first tasted this one, wow!

  2. Oh this sounds addictive! Ice cream and eggnog? What a delicious combination.

  3. Oh my gosh! This sounds so good and addictive. Eggnog and ice cream...delicious!

  4. I think I could kill myself with this, seriously. I'd probably never stop drinking it until I bloated up and blew away. I agree, us older folk know how to have a great time.

  5. Old goats know how to have fun too. :)

  6. THat punch sounds delicious!!!! And who said we can't nap????...:)JP

  7. Sounds good with the candy canes!

  8. Wow, sounds delish! And of course, you could add some rum if you want! Either way, it would be fabulous for the next Christmas party - can't wait to try it!


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