December 1st sort of marks the beginning of the Christmas season here in the Circle B Kitchen and this year we're going to get it all started by making eggnog. Industrial strength. I like to get this made as soon as possible because it just gets better the longer it sits. Also, the sooner I get it made, the sooner we can start drinking, which, as it turns out, has become our default response to the state of affairs in our great country these days. No time for despair, people, just get some eggnog made.
We're following up our eggnog indulgence with the annual persimmon cookie bake off. It just isn't Christmas without one of Grandma Lockett's persimmon cookies.