And now the milk. Oh the milk.
My goal is to use that which we get. (I'm not looking to sell). We know we could get A LOT more milk if we worked harder to increase, took the calf off, milked more times a day, etc. But really, more milk would put me over the edge. It seems that the other day I used 5 gallons and now the fridge is full again. It's been a challenge, thinking of how to use this milk. Cream sauces, cream of whatever soup, yogurt, ice cream, cottage cheese, mozzarella, cheddar, Colby, cheese curd, feta, butter, buttermilk, etc. What can we put cheese on? What can we put cheese in? Do I have an entire day to work on this cheesemaking thing this week? No, I do not. So let's make cookies and have huge glasses of milk. It's really a good plan B.
It's been exhausting in a way, thinking of what to do with all this milk. But it's been exciting too. Entire meals where there's nothing not homemade/handmade...even all the ingredients within the dishes!
Long story short, what's for dinner? Milk, with a side of milk and a dessert of milk. In all different forms, you know, but still, fresh handmilked goodness is what's planned. Can't complain one bit.