Julie Lyles Carr: Cookin' with Octamom!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cookin' with Octamom!

You know, when I started this blog, I started with a vision. I started with a guiding principle, the light by which I would navigate, a governor for all my posts, all my photography, all my heart and thoughts and wisdom.

And that shining facet, of course, was you.

How could I make your life better? What could I add to your experience? How could I enhance your life, your world, your walk on this earth? That is what guides me. That is what motivates me.

So, I think about you. I think about what I can post that will enlarge your life. And that's how I came up with idea to post a little recipe here.

Because I am that caring.

I know a lot of blogs dabble in food and photography. I know that there may not be more I can bring to the table that hasn't already been covered.

But I'm a risk-taker.

I'm going to assume that you don't know about an amazing little recipe, a little concoction that takes time and patience and negligence.

I speak of Sippy Cup Cheese.

I've become a connoisseur of sorts through my years of parenting. And I have to say, my most prolific crop of Sippy Cup Cheese has been developing through the toddlerhoods of the twins. Two small people who have recently discovered the joys and mayhem of exploring every nook and cranny of the house. Two little kidlings who love to take a beverage with them as they continue in their explorations. It has yielded a bumper crop of Sippy Cup Cheese this year.

I am so proud.

And so I thought I would catalog here, through the use of clear directions and smashing food photography, the ancient process involved in the making of sippy cup cheese.

1. Get some small children.
2. Give them milk or a similar dairy product in a cup that will hopefully not leak.
3. Forget that you have given them these cups and proceed to let them roam the house.
4. In a Heavy Estrogen Cleaning Spree, decide that it is extremely important to move furniture around and vacuum underneath said pieces.
5. Discover sippy cups, the older and more aged the better.
6. Harvest the cheese.

Behold...

The Casks...

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This is the level of fermentation you want to see when you use a wrench to open the sippy cup. Be warned, those lids can develop a vacuum seal, depending on how long you allow the sippy cups to cure...

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I knew you'd want a close-up...

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And here is our finished product! Can't you just smell the aroma?!?

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Ever the Epicurean,

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