SIMPLIFY...that's my motto in life these days. I try to live my life as simple as possible, getting back to the basics. For it's in the simple things that great treasures can be found.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
I did it! I did it!
I took my mother-in-law's advice and I did not give up. I tried making butter again! I had lots of cream left over from my two gallons of fresh farm milk and I did not want it to go to waste. I found a recipe online that showed how you can make butter using a food processor, and since I just got a new food processor, I thought I would give it a shot. I figured this way had to be much easier than the way I did it before, which was shaking it in a jar for a very long time. By the way, my food processor is a Cuisinart 11-cup processor that cost $199 brand new. I found it on craigslist (in excellent condition) for $50. It was a total blessing because I have been wanting this machine for a long time. Anyway, I put about 2 cups of cream in the processor, turned it on, and in about 15 minutes I had butter. I was so excited! I ran and got Mike (my hubby) and told him to come look at the butter! I was so happy and so proud! He was quite impressed. He even suggested that I mix honey in it. I think I will make homemade bread and honey butter tomorrow. Yummy!
I have created this blog as an opportunity to express my thoughts and creativity and share my journey of being a stay at home mom and a wife. I have a passion for living an "all natural", simple lifestyle, which includes staying away from toxic chemicals that are put into our food, personal care products and household cleaners. I love making my food from scratch using all natural, organic ingredients, I enjoy growing my own veggies and herbs, and I am gaining a new respect and passion for the arts and crafts. I feel very blessed to be able to stay at home and give my full attention to raising my children and making my house a home. I hope you enjoy your visit. God Bless!