I’m gonna be super real.
I am not that person that wants all of the holiday food/baked goods every single day for a month.
Some days, I’m like YESSSSS -enter seasonal latte here- and then it’s great and I enjoy it so very much and then move on.
Some days I’m like YESSSS holiday cookies and cakes and the like – and then it’s great and I enjoy what I have and then move on.
I never care for turkey dinner. Yes, really. I care for the wine, cheese, dips and crackers and I care for the people I love and I am VERY in to all of the holiday parties/events/get togethers with good friends and good times, but the turkey and dressing and such? Meh.
I did in the past. Growing up I loved it and wanted all of it (albeit we only had those things for a couple of weeks, not months like it seems to be now), but as time has gone on, I’ve become very ‘meh’ about it all. Except for the days where I really do want all of it which does in fact happen, and then I simply have it.
Right now, I have squares of this eggnog baked oatmeal in the freezer for whenever a craving strikes. It’s really excellent. While I adore eggnog, I can’t tolerate it to drink it straight anymore. It needs to be mixed with plain milk in a latte or just used to flavor things like this oatmeal, cookies, cheesecake and coffee. Omgosh cheesecake and coffee. I will put eggnog in my coffee all day long.
I will also happily eat this eggnog baked oatmeal for the rest of the season. It feels Christmasy without being overly Christmasy and it makes really great afternoon or anytime snacks.
I woke up this morning with the cold my husband has been fighting for the last 3 or 4 weeks so I’m hunkering down for the next couple of days stocked with soup, hot drinks and plenty of snacks to get me through. Enjoy the week, friends and I’ll be back on Friday with a super easy and delish salmon recipe to balance out all of the holiday parties!
- 2½ C quick cook rolled oats
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 - 1/14 C eggnog
- ¼ C brown sugar
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Preheat oven to 375F
- In a medium bowl, whisk together eggnog, eggs, vanilla, salt, sugar, nutmeg and baking powder. Add the oats and stir until well combined. If the mixture is too dry/thick, add an extra ¼ cup eggnog.
- Pour in to an 8x8 baking dish and bake for 20-25 mins or until center is just set. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing. Either serve warm or chilled.