Wednesday, May 16, 2012

To Every Season, Churn, Churn, Churn

 Sarah, (the one whose cow had the baby last week), gave me some milk from the cow.  I wanted to make butter.  We made butter at the co-op preschool I took Rob to.  Rob is 40 something. (I could figure it out but I am too busy.)  AN-y-way, The little kids, and mostly we moms, shook a little cream in baby food jars until it turned into a little ball of butter.
 I decided to use my blender.  Easier.  I sucked the cream off the top with my trusty turkey baster, and put it into the blender.  I ran that machine until it was hot.  Still cream.
 SO. I put it into a jar and began to shake it.  Not like a polaroid picture, but more like a shake weight (as seen on TV.)  I passed it off to the hubby.  He shook it for a while and tagged me back.  I shook it some more.  When I started to wonder if money for cab fare was going to pop out, (Don't ask. It's a South Park reference.) I put it back into the fridge.
When I took it out, it looked lumpy.  I shook it a while longer and scooped it out.  It wasn't a rectangular cube, but it was yellow!  I salted it.  I haven't had the nerve to try it yet, but I will.

Here is the thing I got out of today's lesson.  Thank all that is good for Costco and those big blue packages of butter they offer for sale.  Opening the big glass door and grabbing one of them is much easier. 

Maybe the Good Old Days weren't so good.


Lori E said...

I can't believe it's not butter!!!
I agree when people talk about the good old days I think are they nuts?
I don't even want to wash clothes in a machine let alone on a rock with lye soap.

Lora said...

we did this once in first grade, and I STILL talk about it to this day! I absolutely thought it was the coolest thing, our milk was in a mason jar and we passed it around the classroom, shaking until we had a lump of butter. Then we ate it on popcorn that the teacher made in an air popper that he smuggled in to the room!

I love that you did this!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You have to try it! Yes, thank you Costco for your butter.

drollgirl said...


it is a good thing we can buy most stuff that we like/need in case DIY efforts fail! :)

OSMA said...

Reminds me of the "Magic Slushy Machine" I just got for the kids this weekend. Only thing magic about it is that it's not in our recycle bin after I just about dislocated my elbow shaking the ice balls out of it. I would perish in the pioneer days....poof.

Juliann said...

So did you ever try it?