Tuesday, May 6, 2008

May butter report



I have gotten a few emails lately asking if I'm still making butter.

As a matter of fact I am. And, I have really streamlined the process too. I let the cream warm to room temperature and then put it in the food processor and it is done lickety-split. My Grandmother and Aunt up in Pennsylvania were nice enough to find the inner workings of their old butter paddle churn. See the beauty up in the photo? I haven't used it yet because I have yet to find a jar for that sucker to attach to. But it is on my list of things to do. Thank you Grandma and Aunt Sue! And thanks for the other goodies as well.



We have been doing arty stuff around here lately. The school's annual art show is Thursday so the girls are creating last minute masterpieces to enter in the contest.

Finally, I would have had a video to tell the following story more succinctly but Razor high jacked the camera as soon as he realized I was filming him. So, yesterday we were in the car. I said that I had gotten some very important phone calls lately. Razor said, "Really?" I said, "Yep. Both Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton had called." Razor got uncomfortably quiet for a split second and then said, "Ok. I'm gonna ask this because, ya know, cause I'm me. Did, like, the real people call you or was it a recorded message?"

::blink:: ::blink::

Naturally I said it was the real live people. Do your best to imagine my tone of voice.

-dana

10 comments:

Sarah and Jack said...

We are making butter too since seeing that I could use my kitchenaid mixer to do it.

Man is it yummy!

But now I want that lid thingy you have there so Jack can turn the handle. LOL

Amber said...

We watched a science video yesterday and a little girl made butter by shaking a jar of cream and now my kids want to try it. That would be super easy in the Cuisinart though. We'll have to try it.
My hubby thinks I'm turning into a hippy with the bread baking and gardening. Can't imagine what he'd do if we start making our own butter :-)

Tine said...

Yum! I'd love to try to make my family homemade butter!

Tipper said...

Poor Razor. I might have asked the same thing-o.k. I would have!

I love the May Post titles-very neat. Now I have all these may sentences going around in my head.

susan said...

ive made butter a time or two in my kitchen aid. well, actually my son, who likes to cook, mikko, did it. i kept telling him to check the whip cream cause if he whipped to long...bam...you got butter. he thought it was pretty kool but he didnt get the whipped cream for his mangos and bananas. sunny and warm today, 60, my daffodils were all in bloom this a.m. i will photograph tomarrow. there are so many birds....i love it!

Anonymous said...

My aunt In Scotland Had a farm when i was little and she made all her own butter and cheese I loved it I cant have butter now have a heart problem Boo Hoo I miss it
Hugs Mary.

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

I have to admit I'm completely distracted by that AWESOME Jason Mraz song on your playlist, I actually pre-ordered his new CD because of your playlist, I can't wait to get it!

With that being said, I might one day like to try to make butter but first I think I'd like to try homemade pasta.

PamperingBeki said...

Haha!!! You must be cooler than I thought to have the Clinton's calling you. Very impressive. ;-)

Jaimee said...

Seriously, is that truly all there is to making butter?

I'd love to try it out.

Thriftin and Craftin said...

That is too cool that you make butter. Nothing like the taste of fresh butter! I'm impressed!

I posted the next inspiration challenge piece on my blog! Hope you can join us again!

Carla