Sunday, February 24, 2008


Try as i might to blog more than once a week i seem to be falling into a habit of a weekly cram session. This week began with a whim to make homemade butter. I think that day it was snowing and we were looking for something interesting and fun to do. I broke out the jar and poured in the heavy cream, with just a pinch of salt and got to shaking. The kids helped. Not as much as i thought that they would like to but even while we did school Avery and I kept passing the jar. In about 20 minutes the butter came together and there it was. Very tasty too. My sister says you can add fresh herbs and shake those in as well or honey. Yumm huh? We drained the liquid that separates from the butter solids and then i pressed it all into my butter crock. And we have been enjoying it since. It has been especially nice on out Irish soda bread.

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Colleen said...

Actually, you probably want to add the herbs or honey after the butter has formed, so you can still do it if you have any left. Julia says,"Yum yum yum yum yum."

The Tripp Family said...

um, yum. why didn't I think of that! I love the stuff you come up with for your kids to do when they're getting antsey. May I please have a teeny bit of your patience :) I think Joshua had that same camo fleece outfit. I LOVED it and hope they sell it again this year so I can get him another. Love the long hair too!

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