Despite my protestations about eggnog being completely vile, I made some. Then I used it to make eggnog cookies with eggnog glaze. It also gave me the opportunity to use fresh nutmeg and my grandmother’s nutmeg grater. I have had the grater for years, always admired it – but then reached for the jar of already ground nutmeg every time. Why did I do this for so many years??
Even though I can still report that I am disgusted by eggnog, I can say I have a new appreciation for nutmeg and old-fashioned, lovely nutmeg graters. As a firm believer in the “for every task, there is an appropriate tool”, the nutmeg grater is handy and functional.