Monday, January 19, 2009

Cheese and Jammies :-)

We love making cheese...and eating it too! Here is the beginning of making mozzerella cheese. There are four gallons of milk in the pot. I am slowly heating the milk up to 98 degrees. Here I am stirring the curds. Exciting!!
Now for the really fun part, stretching and shaping the cheese. I have to dip the cheese in 200 degree salt water so that I can stretch it. This cheese in my hands is very hot. If I did not stretch the cheese it would not have the right texture. It is at this point that we all eat a big, warm chunk of it. It is sooooo good!
Below are the finished shapes. That is how much cheese comes from four gallons of milk. A couple of days later we made homemade individual pizzas with our homemade cheese on top. Yummmm!! :-)
For Christmas, Sunshine (dd) and I made matching flannel jammie pants for our three men. It was really fun to keep it a secret and work on it while Papa and Vision were gone together. Sunshine is becoming quite the sewer. She entirely made Papa's and Vision's after I cut them out for her.


Carrie said...

Love the jammy pants! I make them for my man too. Hi! It's Carrie from Cadillac. Your dear mil sent me a link to your blog and I'm so glad she did!!! It was so fun to catch up with you--congrats on your little one. He is as sweet as can be! You can catch up with my family on my blog!

Dean and Jen said...

How neat! I have never seen cheese in the making process. So glad you posted pictures. :) We love the matching jammies and the fact that your dd has done such an amazing job with her sewing. Hope all is well! Love and miss you guys!