Warm Milk with
Butter, Rum & Nutmeg

While the weather outside is frightful.. inside it's so delightful!

There's nothing like a hot beverage to keep my hands warm and my tummy tickled. Warm milk has always been a favorite, from the time I was a young girl needing a night cap to help me sleep, and even now enjoying a cup with my own children whether it be morning, noon or night.. it still takes the chill out of my bones and makes a great drink over good conversation.

For two servings heat on medium low 16 oz. of milk. Keep an eye on it so it doesn't scald. I like to use a whisk stirring consistently to create a froth. Add two - three teaspoons of butter, two - three tablespoons of rum, 1 1/2 tablespoons of brown sugar (to taste) and a dash of cinnamon. While milk is heating take a room temperature egg yolk, beat it and add 1/4 of a cup of the warm milk in a thin stream. Beat well. Add this back into your heating milk. Cook for 2 - 3 more minutes continuing to briskly whisk. The egg yolk makes for a rich creamy Butter Run Milk. When I am making this for my children I substitute the rum with maple extract or vanilla bean. If you are using extract 1 teaspoon should suffice. When it is heated to your desired temperature ladle into mugs. Sprinkle nutmeg on top and enjoy!

Even though the weather has been cold and wet, I have still had a beautiful display of flowers in the yard. We trimmed back the roses a few weeks ago, and we are already starting to get new buds. I can't wait to see them bloom!

This is growing under the fence from my neighbors yard. Isn't it beautiful! I think it's a blue clematis but I am not quite sure. My clematis hasn't flowered yet and doesn't usually show flora till march and april.

Do any of you know what flower this is?

7 comments:

Sara said...

It looks like blue vinca to me, but I'm not 100% sure!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I never had this Laurie, but it sure looks comfy and cozy to me!

Cynthia said...

You had me at nutmeg :)

The Blonde Duck said...

This looks so fabulous!

The Food Hunter said...

I like warm milk with butter and I love the idea of adding rum to it.

Lori Lynn said...

Love your tea cup and saucer.
LL

glamah16 said...

I love hot milk, but it doesnt love me back. I would drink this anyway. Very creative with the rum and nutmeg.