Christmas Party Recipe Exchange

Michelle’s Winter Egg Nog

6 Eggs – separate the whites into a bowl for whipping with ¼ tsp salt – beat until frothy, then add 1/3 cup of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form

Place the egg yolks in a large punch bowl and beat until light in color.  Add 1/3 cup of sugar and continue to beat.  Add 2 ½ cups of light cream, 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of rum and beat for 2 minutes.

Whip 1 ¼ cup of whipping cream separately.

Fold Whip cream into the egg yolk mixture.  Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.

Chill and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Ingredients list:

6 eggs

¼ tsp salt

2/3 c sugar

2 1/2 c light cream

1 c milk

1 c rum

1 1/4c whipping cream


Rockin’ Moroccan Stew

This is from one of the Looney Spoons cookbooks and is a favorite of ours. I thought it would be yummy with Sam’s Moroccan Couscous 🙂

2 tsp olive oil

1 cup chopped onions

1/2 cup each diced celery and chopped green bell pepper

1 clove garlic, minced

3 cups vegetable stock

3 cups peeled, cubed sweet potatoes (I use yams)

1 can (19 oz) diced tomatoes, drained

1 can (19 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp grated ginger

1 tsp each ground cumin, curry powder, ground coriander, and chili powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/4 cup raisins

2 tsp each peanut butter and chopped, fresh cilantro

Heat olive oil in large saucepan or pot over med-high heat. Add onions, celery, green pepper, and garlic. Cook and stir until vegetables begin to soften, about 3 minutes.

Add all remaining ingredients, except raisins, peanut butter and cilantro. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, about 20 minutes.

Stir in raisins, peanut butter and cilantro. Mix well. Simmer for 5 more minutes.


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