Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
Last month, before Valentine Day, I came across a bargain on whipping cream and couldn’t resist getting it. Whipping cream for .27 cents a pint.
I moved the butter to a washing bowl. Save the buttermilk! Fresh butter must be washed (in a manner of speaking) with clean water. What you do is smoosh it with a flat wooden paddle or a spatula if you don’t have the paddle. Smoosh it, smoosh it, smoosh it, against the side of the bowl getting the water all through the butter. Water removes the rest of the buttermilk. If left inside the butter it could make it mold. We don’t want that. Change the water (cold) several times until it remains clear after lots of smooshing.
A little bit of apple syrup is good too. Now that I think about it, a small glass of buttermilk would go nicely with fresh bread and butter. Ok, so that no one thinks I’m overdoing it on bread with my diabetes I cut the bread into 1/4 inch slices. I ate two pieces which is the equivalent of one slice of store bread. I used two teaspoons of butter and 1 teaspoon of syrup. This was my afternoon snack.
That would probably be a savings of about $10? I’m don’t know how much organic butter is selling per pound these days but regular butter is between $3.99 and $4.80 at Meijer depending on the brand. I think it’s cheaper at Kroger.