I set out yesterday to take care of the milk that had been accumulating from our jersey cow. There were 15 gallons in the house. I worked all day, often without even a square inch of freed space on the counter top and very often feeling like I was buried alive in dirty dishes but by the end of the day, I had made...
- Mozzarella... 7 large balls or about 7-8 pounds. (I found a bag of mozzarella curds from a few days' before and finished them off while I was at it.) (6 gallons)
- Vanilla yogurt... 4 3/4 qts (1 gallon)
- Cottage Cheese... 2+ pounds (1 1/2 gallons)
- Garlic Queso Blanco- a large round (1 1/2 gallons)
- Onion Dill Queso Blanco- a large round (1 1/2 gallons)
- Hot Cocoa for snack (1/2 gallon)
- Mac N Cheese for lunch (using whey from the mozz making)
- Cream Cheese- 2 batches (1/2 gallon)
- Butterscotch pudding for dessert (>gallon)
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream for the weekend(>gallon)
- Drinking (1 gallon)
Making the grand total 14 gallons used!
As an aside- isn't it crazy how much of a difference a few hours make in photo taking? The last few photos were taken after the sun went down- and boy, can you tell! This is why I never update my food blog- because I can never take a nice picture of the food before it is snarfed down- and these days there is no chance of taking a picture of leftovers the next day.
My children seem to all be going through growth spurts all at the same time!
Yesterday, I answered the phone while I was making breakfast and without realizing what I was doing- cracked 18 eggs for scrambled eggs while chatting on the phone. 18!! I laughed and said I would have to refrigerate some for the next day but the children all begged to just eat them. And they did! 18 eggs between four children! Can you believe that? And then, a few hours later, I suggested that they just skip lunch since they had such a big breakfast and oh, you would have thought the world was coming to an end. Skip lunch!?!? They'd hear nothing of it. So they ate lunch too.
My little bottomless pits.