Sunday, July 10, 2005

Just for fun: Cheesemaking

Need a new hobby? This one's a cinch. If you've never tried it, you're really missing out on some fun. The professionals like to portray cheesemaking as truly serious business, akin to winemaking. But I discovered recipes for both mozzarella and feta completely by accident.

Recipe for Feta (Makes 0-4 servings, depending on your taste for it.)

Take 1 sippy cup. Fill with milk. Give to toddler. After toddler drinks half the milk and tosses cup under the coffee table, leave it there.

Three days later, move coffee table to do pilates video. Discover sippy cup. Take to kitchen and open carefully. The feta should be ready. Store in sippy cup in refrigerator if you don't want to clean cup right away.

Feta cheese goes well in salads.

Recipe for Mozzarella (Makes 0-2 servings. This recipe works best in very warm weather.)

Fill 2 sippy cups with milk. Give to children as you leave the house to run errands. (Come home, put away groceries, make lunch, check e-mail, get toddler down for nap, play games with older child.) One day later, go out to car for missing Bionicle. Note smell. This means your cheese is probably ready. Dig sippy cups out of the bottom of backseat floor, take inside. Drain liquid from sippy cups. Slab of mozzarella should come out next.

Mozzarella is a staple in Italian recipes, though I haven't actually tasted this version. Maybe your cat will want it.

7 comments:

madcapmum said...

Hey, that's a great new "do" you've got! Congratulations!

Laura said...

ROFL! We "make" cheese quite often!

Crankenpants said...

HaHa the part where you leave the sippy cup in the fridge that's me too.

Crankenpants said...

I just read the defenition of mom :)
Great new look.

Jocelyn said...

LOL!! I thought it was a serious recipe. :) I have wasted alot of good feta then...oh well.

This is adorable!!

Jenny said...

Haaaaaa! Way to not cry over spoiled milk!

echozoe said...

LOL!!!
i have done these too!!
good for out of town company or fancy dinners!!!
corinna

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