Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Things I never thought I would do...

For a girl that grew up on Dr. Peppers and nutty buddy's, I have become some hilarious health nut. If I my 24 year old self ever met my 34 year old self - she would think I was way over the top. And so I am.  So in the last two weeks I have made butter, buttermilk, yogurt and mozzarella cheese! If you are willing to have milk all over your kitchen for a few hours....
  • Butter - I tried using the stand mixer, but the food processor was much, much easier (and cleaner)
  • Buttermilk
  • Yogurt - I actually bought a yogurt maker to keep the cultivating stuff at a constant temperature. It was only about $20 - very worth it since we spend $5 to $8 per week on yogurt. BTW - I don't use the plastic container - a washed out mayonnaise jar fits perfectly inside.
  • Mozzarella cheese - mine did not "spin," but it tasted great and was able to be shredded the next day.
  • Ricotta cheese - here's the recipe - I'm planning to make it tomorrow from all the whey I had left from the cheese making.
  • Sour cream - here's the recipe - I'm planning to make it Saturday after I get a fresh gallon. It also has good info on butter, buttermilk, etc.

1 comment:

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Hello! I just realized I never answered your question about our bedroom furniture! I got the bed from Bombay Company, but I think they've closed most of their stores, I believe? I LOVED that store!