From Wikipedia: Six degrees of separation is the hypothesis that anyone on Earth can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances with no more than five intermediaries. I'm thinking there may actually be some truth to this.
I really do wish that the Yarn Harlot and I lived a bit closer together, even though, I suspect, there could be some interesting fiber-related incidents.
As I mentioned yesterday, not only does my Mom rock for obtaining the legendary Screech for me, it is also one of Stephanie's preferred beverages.
So, here we go...6 (or maybe less) degrees:
--Both of us are knitters (in her case Knitter), bloggers
--We live approximately the same distance from the US/CA border
--We both have daughters named Megan (or as mine prefers, Meg)
--Steph left a comment on my blog to try Screech in eggnog
--This recipe appeared in this morning's newspaper:
Meg Nog (yes spelled like that)
12 large eggs (separated)
1 pound powdered sugar
2 cups dark rum
2 cups brandy
2 cups bourbon
8 cups heavy cream
Begin with 12 large egg yolks (save the whites) and gradually beat in 1 pound of powdered sugar. Very slowly, add 2 cups dark rum, beating constantly. Let stand, covered, for 1 hour in fridge to alleviate the eggy taste. Beating constantly, add 2 cups brandy, 2 cups bourbon and 8 cups of heavy cream. Cover the mixture and place it in the fridge for three hours.
In another large bowl, (chilled) beat the egg whites until the peaks are stiff but not dry. Fold the egg whites gently into the other ingredients. Serve the eggnog sprinkled with freshly grated nutmeg.
The article with it allowed as how holiday cheer will occur after drinking Meg Nog.
Drink up, y'all (I'm on the south side of said border); let the holidays begin!