jenn December 25th, 2011
It’s in the nog! That is if you make it yourself. The FDA classifies Eggnog as “a milk product consisting of a mixture of milk or milk products of at least 6.0 percent butterfat, at least 1.0 percent egg yolk solids, sweetener, and flavoring. Emulsifier and not over 0.5 percent stabilizer may be add.” That’s not real eggnog!
It has been a while since we have posted a recipe on the blog. It has been even longer since we posted a recipe for an adult beverage. So, in honor of the holiday season and because we are drinking it, right now, here is a Happy Holiday Hobo Brew. Many call it eggnog. We do too.
1/2 gallon milk
1 cup sugar
4 tsp vanilla
1 tsp nutmeg
Rum to taste
dash of cinnamon
Step 1. Buy a gallon of milk. Drink lots of White Russians until you only have half of your gallon of milk left.
Step 2. Combine eggs, sugar, and spices. Whip until the mixture is no longer runny – ie. homogenized. In our off-grid home, this is done with a whisk and can take around five minutes. If you have a magic bullet or mixer, it will only take a couple of seconds.
Step 3. Pour egg mixture into 1 gallon container containing only eight cups (half of a gallon) of milk. Shake well.
Step 4. Add rum (spiced rum if you aren’t a hobo) until mixture is combustible or to desired taste.
Step 5. Add a dash of ground cinnamon.
We hope this recipe keeps you nice and warm during your holidays. Best wishes to all of you. Love one another. Cheers!
* Since we are all adults, and it should be obvious, I wasn’t going to mention it, but for the sake of safety (and lawyers)… If you make and consume this drink, you will be ingesting raw eggs. If the risk of samonella concerns you, you may want to use pasteurized eggs or another recipe.
jenn December 1st, 2011
As of December 1st, we have been living in a truck camper, full-time, for a total of four years. I had to change the title of the post. It is no longer “X Years Of Two People And Two Cats In 200 Hundred Square Feet”. We got a new member last year and lost one this year. That post name wasn’t honest anyway. Our floorspace is 11.4′ x 8′ and the bedroom is 7 x 8. It’s closer 120 square feet, and we make the most out of every square inch.
This is becoming a bi-yearly holiday for us. It appears that we neglected to celebrate our third year, but here is our post from two years ago: Two Years Of Two People And Two Cats In Two Hundred Square Feet 91.2
jenn July 8th, 2011
A July 4th Rainbow and Hoodoos
Another Independence Day has passed, and we still haven’t made it to a Rainbow Gathering. This year, the rainbow came to us. While hiking Arches Trail in the Dixie National Forest of Utah, this wonder appeared in the distance.
I hope everyone had a great holiday. Happy belated birthday, United States of America.
johnny February 7th, 2010
So, it’s kind of last minute notice, but today is Jenn’s Birthday Anniversary. To celebrate, we’re throwing a burrito bash. At 2pm PST (yes, an hour from now!), anyone that wants to wander over for a couple of burritos is welcome. We recommend bringing your own chair.
Place: Slab City, USA. Corner of East Beal and County road.
johnny December 25th, 2009
Well, Frosty here isn’t really made from Christmas snow. I built him a couple of weeks ago when Jenn went in for extra overtime and I stayed home doing laundry and stuff. I don’t think any of the neighbors noticed me building a snow man at 2 AM, but if they did, they probably decided I was the kind of person it’s best to avoid.
Sadly, he is a bit worse for wear after two weeks. His face fell off as soon as the sun came out the following day and his back side gets most of the afternoon sun, so he’s acquired a definite lean. Meanwhile, someone’s dog decided to mark him, so he appears to have peed himself a bit. Anyway, Merry Christmas!