Friday, August 22, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade, or if you can't start the mower, buy a John Deere. He is doing well taking care of himself, doing his laundry and filling the dishwasher, but he is very lonely and emotional. He knows this will pass and says that he knows he will be with her again, but that it doesn't help him right now. Give him a call.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Dallin and Emily were both Safford Bulldogs and wore blue for 13 years of school, but Sarah and Jesse will be......Thatcher Eagles, and wear green.
Sarah has been going to Thatcher for 3 years and Jesse will start this year. Should be great.
Monday, August 4, 2008
I didn't show the rest of the yard because it is covered with weeds. We have had a lot of rain. Rain=Weeds. It is great for the grass and garden to, so I can't complain too much. We are in school prep mode. Jesse starts the 6th, Sarah the 13th, and Em on the 25th at ASU. It snuck up on me, I am not ready. So....off to Mesa today to go shopping. Spend, spend, spend! My favorite thing to do. I didn't inherit very much of the frugal gene. I think I will be awfully bored when my kids are gone all day. What do I do? NOT! Goodbye summer.
Friday, August 1, 2008
1. you will need a stainless steel pot that will hold one gallon of milk.
2. a candy thermometer.
3. a medium sized strainer
4. a slotted spoon
5. a microwave safe bowl
6. 2 small glass glasses
1 gallon 2% pasteurized milk (not ultra-pasteurized)
liquid vegetable rennet (available at health food stores or online)
citric acid (also available at health food stores and online)
non iodized salt the finer grain the better (flaked is best, but hard to find)
Pour milk into stainless steel pan and turn heat to medium.
Put 1/4 tsp liquid rennet into glass and add 1/4 cup distilled water and stir
Put 1/2 tsp citric acid in other glass and add 1/4 cup distilled water and stir
Place thermometer into milk and gently warm to 55 degrees, stir occasionally
At 55 add citric acid mixture and stir gently with slotted spoon.
At 88 degrees add rennet mixture and stir gently with up and down motions. (Curds will form quickly, keep gently stirring until next step)
At 105 degrees turn off heat and strain cheese into micro safe dish.
(Whey should be clear, if not wait a few moments)
Press as much whey out with the spoon as you can. Add salt to taste (about 1/2 tsp) and mix in well. Put dish into micro for 1 min. Remove and press out more whey. Do this 2 more times heating for 35-45 sec in between.
Let cheese cool only until able to handle and stretch like taffy for about 2 minutes. Form into a ball by squeezing outside edges under the center and place on a plate to cool. Slice and enjoy. Can be refrigerated or frozen in ziplock bag. YUM!
...physically and mentally!