anyway, joel did lots of research, he read many a recipe and went then went shopping for all his ingredients. of course the kitchen was all his and the first trial was being tested at our friends. the grown ups loved it and of course the kids too, though without the "nog"!
and then on christmas day, the big party with lots of kids was surprised by the eggnog toast and each and everyone fell in love. i do suspect that joel has to cook and mix again next year. and then, yup a new tradition would be starting, how much excitement is that for a simple a treat as this!
thank you joel for all the work and keeping up your spirits, even when i was not going for it. at the end, you made my day with such a wonderful treat!