As I was deciding on my snacks last night I chose cheese. I love cheese, from Curds to sharp cheddar. There are a few (Un-American cheeses) I do not like but I don’t know their names. LOL). I settled on a mixture of Colby and cheddar. My choice to sides for my snack is saltines and milk.
I seldom have milk except in cereal or with cornbread. There is something satisfying about cheese. Can you make cheese at home? Not that I am going to try, I was just wondering. I am not sure who introduced me to the idea of curds, but I am sure it was Dar or Mel up in the north woods. I guess if anyone made cheese at home it would be one of that ‘bunch’. Dar & Bill are making maple syrup this week, they amaze me.
So later when passing through West Jefferson, in the NC Mountains. I had to have a bag of curds from the cheese factory there. Yep, I liked them too.
We were raised on canned vegetables growing up and early in life, mama’s own butter. The first churn I remember was an up and down ‘dasher?’ Mama let me take a turn every once in a while.
Later mama said she was ‘citified’ and had a gallon jar paddle type ‘churn’ to make butter. You talking about good! Put that fresh butter on some corn bread and let it melt. MMMMM! We also stirred it into honey, molasses, jelly or jam with that butter.
But one of my favorites as a child, was a hot biscuit with butter and a spoonful of brown sugar melting together. Most folk never heard of that one, but I introduced that to my customers when I ran a roach-coach, it was a breakfast hit, for 35¢.
PS: I think I said a few weeks ago I was going to do our taxes. I lied. I finally made up my mind last night and completed our taxes. Shucks, we will pay a little again this year. Maybe I should see Herr Block.
On the trip when you MUST have fresh milk! You just take the cow@!