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  • Suited for car, home or outdoors
  • Clear pockets for ease of identifying
  • Carabineer to clip on belt or backpack

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How to make butterIt’s Matt. I made Butter in a Jar back when I was a kid as a youth activity. It was very easy and just took some time. So the other day at the store I grabbed some Heavy Whipping Cream and planned a night with the kids to make butter. It is really easy and will provide some tasty and easily home made butter!

home made butter in jar

Ingredients:

  • Heavy Whipping Cream – any amount 6 cups makes about 1 pound of butter
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon per pound of butter- optional, used for preserving butter
  • Jar – with lid, any size, baby food jars are great for kids to make it with

home made butter heavy whipping creamDirections:

Pour Heavy Whipping Cream into jars no more then 3/4 the way full. It is best to leave room for the shaking and turning action. Next begin shaking! And Shake and Shake. Some music to shake too makes it fun for the kids and helps pass time. Something with a fun and quick beat. The best way I figured to shake the jar was to hold it length wise in my hands with the lid in my palms and the base of the jar wedge in my forearms.

It takes about 5 minutes before you notice a thickening forming in the jar. This heaviness is the beginning of the fat changing and sticking together. At this point you really just have a thick whip cream in the jar. Keep shaking. At this point the jar edges will look like:
home made butter foam

 

As another 5-10 minutes pass you will notice the jar filling with the foamy cream.  It feels as if there is no room in the jar as the thick Heavy Cream is aerated even more with the shaking, but keep shaking. It will look like this:

home made butter cream

Keep shaking and don’t stop you are almost done when it gets thick. I have heard some add a large marble to the thick foam. But I don’t think it really matters. Just the pressure of the shaking will continue the fat to congeal together. Don’t worry if you don’t think the foam is “churning” or rotating in the jar, gravity and pressure is still working to form the butter.
Before you know it you will see the foam separate and a thin liquid forms in the jar. That thin liquid is buttermilk! The butter is in the last few moments of shaking. Keep shaking until the butter or mass inside is a consistent size.
home made butter buttermilk
At this point you can separate the buttermilk out and save it for biscuits or pancakes and other fun recipes. Then you can add the 1/2 teaspoon salt which is optional. Some say the taste is different, but the main reason is to preserve the butter. Now with the remaining butter you can place it in a small container for refrigeration and easy of using it. So congrats you just made you own butter!  Enjoy your work!
home made butter bowl
As the butter sets you may see drips of buttermilk on the butter. Just let it drip off and drain.
home made butter
If you enjoyed making your own butter, then you will enjoy making your own cheese!
DIY Make your own Cheese

 

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Protect your smartphone

Just this past week my earphones stopped working. I couldn’t figure it out, so I got online and learned that many people had the same problems. They said it was due to lint from pockets and purses. So there I was cleaning out the earphone jack with a bobby pin before I could go to bed and listen to my music.

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Back to School Pens and Pencils

 

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Tangy Grape Icing Recipe, Quick and Easy #Frosting, #FruitDip, #Icing

Tangy Grape Icing Recipe:
I have been known to really mix things up in the kitchen. My family knows I love to experiment, and for the most part they are usually happy to do some taste testing. Sometimes my creations are a total flop, and sometimes I hit the taste-bud jackpot. This is one of my children’s favorite icing recipes, and it is oh, so easy to create at home (and while you’re at it, before adding the grape flavor, set aside some icing and try to come up with your own creation).

Here’s what you need:
3 cups 10x powdered sugar
1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla
1 Tablespoon of Grape Flavored Tang or Kool-Aid with the sugar already added.
1/8 teaspoon of salt
How you make it:
1. In a mixing bowl beat butter with a mixer until creamy.
2. Add vanilla to your creamed butter.
3. Slowly add powdered sugar and salt and mix until you have a nice fluffy frosting.
4. Add Grape flavored Tang (or any flavor for that matter) and continue mixing until all of the Tang has been evenly mixed in the frosting.

Tangy Grape Icing is perfect for peanut butter cupcakes, sugar cookies, and fresh fruit!

You might also like this recipe:

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting, quick and easy recipe #ButterCream #Frosting #Strawberry

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Pineapple Buttercream Frosting Recipe, quick and easy #Frosting, #FruitDip, #EasyRecipe, #ButterCream

Pineapple Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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This week we will be getting five coupon insert this Sunday, the Proctor & Gamble, two Smart Source and two Red Plum. Listed below are the coupons that could be in this Sundays inserts. Please note that these coupons vary by area and by paper….larger cities tend to get more coupons, or they will be for different dollar value.  But this list gives you an idea of what will be in most areas.
Learn more about the Thrifty Mom Newspaper deal (local and national)

What is in this Sunday's paper

Procter & Gamble ~(all exp 8/31 unless noted, all excl trial size)

  • .50/1 Always pads or pantiliners, 30 ct.+ or feminine wipes
  • $1.50/2 Always pads or pantiliners, 30 ct.+ or feminine wipes
  • $3/3 Always pads or pantiliners, 30 ct.+ or feminine wipes
  • .50/1 Bounce product
  • .25/1 Bounty napkin
  • .25/1 Bounty towel or napkin
  • .25/1 Cascade product
  • .25/1 Charmin product
  • $1.50/2 Clairol Aussie shampoo, conditioner or styling items
  • $3/2 Clairol Aussie shampoo, conditioner or styling items
  • $1 off Clairol hair color, excl Age Defy
  • $3/2 Clairol hair color, excl Age Defy
  • $5/3 Clairol hair color, excl Balsam, Textures & Tones, Age Defy (exp 8/10)
  • $1 off Clairol Herbal Essences body wash
  • $3/2 Clairol Herbal Essences shampoo, conditioner or styling items
  • $1 off CoverGirl products, excl accessories
  • $3/2 CoverGirl products, excl accessories
  • .50/1 Crest rinse, 327 mL+
  • .50/1 Crest toothpaste, 3 oz+ or gel, excl Cavity, Baking Soda, Tartar Control
  • .25/1 Dawn product

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