Monday, August 3, 2009
DON'T FORGET PARK AND PLAY WEDNESDAY AUG. 5TH @ 11 AM. WATCH FOR AN E-MAIL FOR PLACE, ADDRESS, AND DIRECTIONS.
COME AND HAVE FUN BEFORE SCHOOL YEAR STARTS AGAIN AND DUE TO SCHOOL SCHEDULE KIDS CAN'T GO AND PLAY IN THE PARK AS OFTEN AS THEY WOULD LIKE TO.
COME AND ENJOY SOME ADULT CONVERSATION AS WELL.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CALL MARGO
To freeze: open each milk jug and remove 1/2 cup milk to use/store inrefrigerator. (Remove one full cup for gallon size.)
This allows forexpansion when you freeze the jug. Replace cap and freeze.We just thaw and use when we don't want to go to the store just for milk or for those weeks when milk isn't on sale. We have also taken the frozen milk jugs in our cooler for longer camping trips. They served actual purpose; we didn't have to buy as many bags of ice for the cooler and we didn't have to leave camp to buy milk or buy expensive milk from the camp grocery store.
To use the frozen milk be sure to thaw the jug completely in therefrigerator. It can take 2 - 3 days depending on the size of the jug. You will need to thaw it then shake the jug well to redistribute the butterfat in the milk. Even fat-free milk has some butterfat in it. If you don't thaw it completely then the top milk in the jug will be watery and the bottom milk in the jug will be buttery. (Label the jug with the date when you thaw it since the original expiration date may scare yourkids or spouse!)
You can freeze eggs too! Last week they were on sale for 79 cents adozen , but 99 cents for a dozen this week is also a good price. We get them when they're cheap and freeze them for our regular baking, holiday baking, scrambled eggs, cooking, casseroles, etc.
To freeze eggs, always break eggs one at a time into bowl to make sure they are good before combining them with other eggs. (You don't want to spoil a batch by having one bad egg in a bowl of good ones!)Break the yolk of the egg then stir the whole thing. Stand a small ziploc bag upright and open in a quart measuring cup or small, deep bowl.Pour the prepared egg in the bag.
Add as many to the bag as your favorite recipe calls for. We usually put 2 - 4 in a bag. We put all the small sealed bags into a gallon bag. Label the outside of the small bags with the number of eggs inside. To use the frozen eggs, place sealed bag in small bowl in refrigerator since it doesn't stand up well when thawing. It usually takes one day to thaw. If we are just making scrambled eggs, we don't always thaw them completely. Some people stir up the whole dozen (one at a time into a bowl first!)and put the eggs into a 12 count plastic ice cube tray. They freeze them, pop them out into a ziploc freezer bag, label the bag and use onecube for each egg in their recipes. This obviously is more cost effective since you don't use the small plastic bags.