9.06.2013

Making Butter (and other interesting things)

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13 comments:

Mari said...

I think lizards are kind of cute, but not in the house. :)
I've made butter before but not for some time. You're getting so creative with those jeans!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I remember homemade butter. My grandparents lived on a farm when I was a girl and my grandma made her own butter with a butter churn. No kitchen aide for her. It is good! I do have a few cake recipes that call for buttermilk and buttermilk biscuits are the best. You are very creative with the jeans!

Stacey Lozano said...

That is awesome! I've never done those things either. LOL What has surprised me is I'm planning a wedding. With two boys I didn't think I would ever be the one to do this, but the way it is going I am. It's fun, bonding me more to my future dil and helping me get way excited about the day, even if I am a nervous mess too! ;D

Michael Ann said...

I used to make butter with the kids...but we just put the cream in a jar and shook it :-) I don't have a kitchen aid but this would be a good reason to get one! I also wonder if it is cost effective to make it vs buy it? I just made buttermilk scones that called for 1/2 cup of buttermilk. Easy/peasy. I just saw a lizard on my walk the other day (I'm in Calif). Not in the house though.

Granny B said...

I loved that you made butter....not so much into having a lizard in my house though

Paula

Elizabeth said...

Good mom that you are I'm surprised you never made butter with your kids. You know, put cream in a jar with a tight lid and have them shake it or roll in back and forth until the butter ball forms.

We get skinks in our house with a cute blue stripe down their backs.

Somewhere in our house we have a skink that eluded capture by skittering into a floor air vent and a tiny little black snake that went into hiding under a heavy to shift piece of furniture.

Yay you for all these extra bits of domesticity. I hope to buy a bushel of apples next weekend and make a big ol' pot of applesauce that will be packaged up and frozen.

Juli said...

The kids make butter every year in school. They put some cream in a ziploc container with the screw on lid and then shake it all day long during class. I like to add tiny blueberries to the butter. :) We used to get lizards quite often in the house when I lived in Dania Beach. That is, until the cat got them.

I have been Gluten Free since 2007. Email me if you have any questions, and if you're looking for brands to buy. There's a lot of really BAD GF food out there. Hate to see you waste your money, because trust me, we've eaten it all.

Danielle L Zecher said...

I had no idea that was you make butter, or that that's where buttermilk comes from. I'm a city girl too. :-)

How long do you think the butter will keep? It would be interesting to see if it's cost effective to make your own. I use a lot of recipes that call for butter milk, so I really like the idea of making my own like that. I guess using the buttermilk would help make it more cost effective. I hope you'll let us know whether or not you determine it to be cost effective.

Jaime said...

I miss hanging clothes outside. I can't do it now because our condo association lady would yell at us. She protects us all from the hazards of gas grills, beach towels hanging on our balconies, welcome mats that are too big and dogs who aren't wearing their green condo-issued tags:)

My husband and I eat gluten-free most of the time. I've discovered that rice flour is yummy and the gluten-free bread mixes & pizza crusts are great. I've been using milled flax seed mixed with a little warm water in place of eggs (after you let the mixture sit for a few minutes, it gets slimy like eggs). It saves money and makes the breads taste really healthy.

Good job on the butter. Definitely very Little House on the Prairie.

Lynn Proctor said...

mare--you are adorable---you need your own show---i know i would watch it!!!!

Rita said...

I hope you caught the poor skinny lizard.
I've never made butter, but looks like you did a great job of it--whoohoo! And clever holder for bathroom items. You have been busy. :)

Marianne said...

You are practically Ma Ingalls! Well done. And I'm suddenly craving popcorn.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

I made butter back when we could get raw milk locally. In that case, it was cost effective because I skimmed off the cream and made the butter. If you have to purchase whole cream for making butter, I'm not sure it is cost effective but sure fun to try, isn't it?? Lately I've been making my own whole fat Greek yogurt by using my crock pot. Omigosh is it absolutely amazing! And truly cost effective as well, so I'm pleased! Also full fat Greek yogurt is hard to find where I live but whole milk is not lol.