Yes, because I deal with a lot of food in this house.
Remember the salad spinner full of basil?
I just tossed the whole thing in the dehydrator. I didn’t have the patience to put all the basil out onto sheets, so I just stuck it in. And checked on it and tossed the leaves around periodically to make sure they all dried.
Turned into about 2/3 of a pint.
More butter. Cream I thawed. It’s raw cream though, I have no idea how pasteurized cream acts, so caveat emptor.
See, it even separates further upon thawing.
And into the mixer they go. I did two different batches and warmed up the cream more to room temp than leaving it cold. Only takes me a time or two before I learn my lesson. Usually.
See, starting to ‘curdle’ up.
Finished products. Buttermilk (used in a quadruple batch of waffles) and like 3lbs of butter. It’s a *big* Pyrex container.
See what happens when you cook? A lot? Yeah. My dish fairy ran off with the laundry fairy. @#$%^’n fairy.
The above photo didn’t quite do it justice.
Elderberries from my neighbor the other day. And tomatoes he gave us because he couldn’t get through them all by himself. I still need to do something with the elderberries.
I made yogurt popsicles. I’ve tried with my own batches of yogurt and flavoring it, but it’s just not a big hit. So yeah, this is commercially made yogurt. But still.
They love it when I tell them ‘of course!’ when they ask for a [yogurt] popsicle and they get all happy about it.
Since the others were posing, he needed to pose with his chocolate milk. Man. How did he get so big?!? He’ll be 9yo in a few weeks. Holy smokes. I started this blog back when he was a little toddler of an only child.
This month’s basic menu plan. Ish. I’m just using stuff from the freezer/pantry, so it’s nothing *too* exciting, but it’s ours. I never (ever!) follow it to the letter, I just have stuff on hand for all/most of this.