Thursday, February 3, 2011

Today I was supposed to just rest (yeah right)

Cecil went to the store for one thing and I sent him back for two more :o) Can you believe it they had One Gallon of milk for $.97 :o) There was a mad rush on them and within an hour they were all gone.. they were also up to date. Usually the first of the month there aren't many bargains.. So I decided today I'd make some Cheese :o)...and save some to make some Lasange at a later day. Today I used a different recipe, instead of the rennet for the over night bit...I tried the quick way..heating the milk just before it starts to boil and adding 1/4 cup vinegar..in lt stir till you see the clumps; it worked pretty good!  One gallon of milk only yields  one pound of cheese which I've already put in a container...The consistency is pretty good I took a spoonful to give it a taste..yep! will make a pretty good tasting Lansange (just need to add and mix a egg to it)...
 Below I still have another gallon of milk getting  to room temp.  When it does I'll add the rennet and in the morning see what happens.. In the meantime I'll try and think of something else to make with the cheese it will make, any suggestions of what I can do with all that Whey except for making bread and feeding acid loving plants? 

7 comments:

Daisy said...

Well, I've never made cheese before. You're just all kinds of clever, Ginny. :D That was a real bargain price for a gallon of milk. It is often close to three dollars a gallon for milk here.

Mama-Bug said...

Ginny you are one remarkable woman; I never know what you'll be up to next! You're gonna have to tell us how to make that cheese so we can do it too. I'm still making butter by your directions.

The Gingerbread House said...

Daisy, it's always closer to $4. except at Sam's Club.
That's why I jumped on it...seems I'm getting some real bargains when I get them :o)

mama-bug. Thanks :o), I'll tell you a secret! I never know what I'm going to get into next...whatever presents it'self I roll with it. Read the blog again, it tells you how I did the first cheese.

Deborah said...

Use whey to start fermented salsa or other fermented foods.

The Gingerbread House said...

Thanks Deborah,I'll keep that in mind.

ladydi said...

When I was a child our Girl Scout troop went on a field trip to the Amish cheese factory in Middlefield. Isn't it awful that the main thing I remember about it is the very strong smell?? I hope your kitchen doesn't smell like that!

The Gingerbread House said...

Ladydi, I didn't notice a strong smell from Cheese making ! I only notice I get a strong smell in the house when I cook Country Ham, but it smells good to me :o)
Some people are very sensitive to odd smells , like garlic ..and onions..but when I cook onions seems it makes people hungry and they want to sit at my table.