Monday, December 8, 2008


For as long as I can remember, on the day after Thanksgiving, my father would buy the first quart of egg nog of the season. I always looked forward to it. As an adult, I've followed this tradition.

This year, for some reason, I didn't buy my egg nog until this past Sunday. After I put my groceries away I sat down with my long-awaited glass of egg nog. As I took my first sip I let it linger in my mouth so I could savor the flavor.

I don't know why, but it was different from other years. I can't quite describe the difference, but there is one and not a good one. It didn't seem quite as creamy and thick. It is a different brand, but I didn't think that would make such a difference.

Hopefully, that's the problem. I'd hate to think I've lost my taste for egg nog. It's part of my tradition.

1 comment:

ms/sss said...

No, you're right about differences in brands of egg nog. I've had the same experience as you in past years. This year, I bought my Thanksgiving egg nog from Costco. The brand was Land O Lakes and it was the creamiest ever! As a matter of fact, I think I will get some right now. I pour it into a fancy glass and grate some fresh nutmeg on top. Can you almost taste it?