25/365. recipe: eggnog pie.

25/365. recipe: eggnog pie.

i have no idea how it’s possible that i’ve never posted this recipe for eggnog pie. clearly a great use for our the last carton of eggnog. it’s simple and delicious. i will admit that i sometimes have trouble getting it to set properly and it turns out more like eggnog pudding in a pie shell but it’s still great, just eat in a bowl! this time it set well and has a consistency akin to banana cream pie.

ingredients

2T sugar
2T cornstarch
1/t salt
3C organic valley eggnog
6 organic valley egg yolks
1/4 C sugar
2t vanilla

1 8″ graham cracker cracker pie shell

directions

– place first 3 ingredients in a 3QT heavy sauce pan and whisk together.
– whisk egg yolks with 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl.
– add 1 3/4 eggnog mixture to dry ingredients in the sauce pan and whisk together.
– cook at medium heat until thickens, stirring constantly.
– remove from heat, add vanilla and remaining eggnog. whisk well.
– pour in shell. refrigerate for 24 hours to set.

pairs well with whipped cream.

and after you eat a slice you can enjoy the view of the eggnog pie chart, clearly showing the percentage of the pie chart that resembles pac-man :-)

24/365. scorekeeper.

24/365. scorekeeper.

at one of odin’s two hockey games today. it offers a great view of the game, but having to calculate game time versus clock time and saves in real time for official score sheet is a little stressy.

after winning 15 games and only losing one, odin’s coaches thought the team needed a more challenge so the rest of the season has been rescheduled to have them play tougher teams outside their regular league. they played oregon ( part of madison metro region ) and dodgeville and lost both games by a wide margin. i think, 8-2 and 9-2 respectively. in both games they held on to keep the score close through first two periods and ran out of steam in the third. while it’s fun to win every game by a blowout, i think it’s great for them to play tougher teams to see if they can take it the next level.

the non-league games don’t count against their stellar league record and i believe the challenge will get them better prepared for state championships.

22/365. the award winning “Gödel, Escher, Bach” ( in more ways than one ).

22/365. the award winning "Gödel, Escher, Bach" ( in more ways than one ).

the award for book I’ve owned the longest, and most repeatedly attempted to read but never finished without a doubt goes to “Gödel, Escher, Bach”. i think I’ve had in for 30 years. attempts to finish, maybe a dozen.

i could possibly convince myself to read it while watching the MIT opencourseware lectures videos that accompany the course “Gödel, Escher, Bach: A Mental Space Odyssey”.

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