the good part of this starts at about the 50 second mark. If you see only one half of this youtube video this year, make it the second half:
Monthly archives for December, 2011
Nora’s preschool held its Christmas pageant this morning and Nora got to be an angel singing a slightly expurgated version of Silent Night (no talk of virgins in this version). Nora, it would seem, thinks that angels flap their wings:
We’ve been reading “Little House in the Big Woods” lately and Nora was absolutely fascinated by the idea that someone might somehow make butter. So today we decided to do it. We had some whipping cream left over from her birthday cake (bought a quart, needed 2 T) and a mixer so it was far, far easier for us than the manual procedure described in the book: (1) milk the cow (2) churn the butter (3) add orange from a carrot for color (4) churn the butter some more until your arms fall off (5) apply butter to chapped, raw hands.
1. Put on your princess dress and pour the cream into the mixer
I forgot to take a picture of this part. Imagine, if you will, a little girl pouring cream into a stand mixer.
2. Run the mixer for a long time
Making butter is exactly like failing to make whipped cream. You whip the cream until it turns into beautiful, perfect whipped cream and then you keep mixing until it’s utterly and completely ruined and then you keep whipping.