The Red Green Show has everything one could ask for in a sketch comedy masterpiece: a possum-themed van, a duct tape fixation, Canadians, a possum-themed lodge complete with latin motto, multi-colored suspenders, loads of old-timey wisdom, a possum-themed club, creative repurposing (what we call whatchagotamology), and bad puns. If you're not familiar, you definitely owe it to yourself to check out a few episodes, which are readily available thanks to the magic of the internets.
Anyway, the Red Green Show debuted in January, 1991, which means that this month is the 23rd anniversary of arguably the best TV show ever. This is the type of event that we celebrate with eggnog. We had originally planned to make a possum-themed eggnog, but Katie vetoed that before we even had time to catch a possum. So instead, here is a red- and green-colored eggnog.
|While the cranberries were cooking, we started same as always: beat six egg yolks until thick and bright yellow, mix in 1.5 cups milk, and microwave until the temp reaches 160 °F.|
|Then we mixed in 1 cup sugar and another 1.5 cups milk, then the mashed cranberries. That's more sugar than usual, but the cranberries turned out to be pretty tart.|
|On second thought, that nog doesn't look quite red enough. Let's add some sour cherry jam!|
|There...that's a little rosier! Maybe we could have also used up some leftover red sprinkles to make it even more red. Or we could have added other red-colored spices to help fend off the cold January weather.|
6 egg yolks
3 cups milk, divided into two batches of 1.5 cups
1 cup sugar
1.25 cups cranberries or other red fruit
0.33 cups water
0.33 cups cherry jelly (or jelly from other red fruit)
Green sprinkles to taste
Beat egg yolks until thick and yellow, then mix in 1.5 cups milk. Heat until 160 °F, mix in sugar and then the remaining milk, cranberries, and cherry jelly. Blend until homogeneous and red-colored. Cool to room temp (or colder), pour into glasses, and garnish with green sprinkles.
How do you color your eggnog red? Is the Red Green Show also your favorite PBS show? Let us know in the comments section below!