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?


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.

glamah16 said...

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