Saturday, May 30, 2009

Welcome Vetted Strangers


The best kind of house guest may just be the kind that works for a dairy. The CFT offered lodging to a traveling milk salesperson who friends stated would be a great guest. It had been two days and the friends' promises were proving true. And then I left for work today, like any other day, with a nearly dairy free fridge, only to return to the above scene. Thank god for no lactose intolerance. Thank Snowville Creamery for the bovine nectar in all its glorious forms.

And Heidi, I'm doing my best to pitch the need for smaller sizes. The two half gallons of cream may be my downfall.

10 comments:

Dine O Mite said...

A Dine O Mite staple. I drink coffee like it's going extinct. The half and half is a perfect marriage.

The whole milk is used for copious amounts of ice cream. Love...this...stuff.

Ben said...

I made it my project a few weeks ago to use up the Snowville heavy cream I bought (that stuff is FRESH--it smelled like cow when I first opened it). I made Goat Cheese Mac 'n Cheese and used it for chocolate ganache cake frosting and ice cream. Next time I try something like this I should probably invite guests to help out!

maybelle's mom said...

In college, we went through a phase where we had half and half on morning cereal. We would go through a lot.

Also, I say use it to make Ras Malai. or Half and Half yoghurt? Or hell, just come home, turn on the tv and pour yourself one icy glass.

The CFT said...

DineO, I too have a coffee problem. Right now planning on making some butter with the cream for a little chicken sauce and some ice cream with straight half and half. Glad you're drinking the good stuff.

Ben, great call on the smell. There definately is an aftertaste of grassy cow, in a good way. And if you need help next time . . . .

MM, when we first met I was thinking "get that lady some heavy cream." Great call on the yoghurt. Making it is something I'd really like to get into, as I've been in a major yoghurt phase that shows no signs of ending. Ras Malai sounds good. Reminds me of the early days: http://thecagefreetomato.blogspot.com/2008/01/carrot-halwa-gajar-ka-halwa.html

Heidi Robb said...

I lamented about the size via twitter where I was assured from Snowville that new fillers are on the way to produce smaller sizes - yay!

Nancy Heller said...

I, alas, am suffering from increasingly severe lactose intolerance - I am jealous of how much you are all enjoying the Snowville Farms product. I am thrilled that it will be available in smaller sizes - I just can't get through a half gallon before it spoils. And Lactaid doesn't really help anymore - sucks.

I also wish they would add a plastic sealing spout to the package; yes its plastic, but it keeps the package air tight and helps the product to last longer.

The CFT said...

Nice Heidi. You have pull.

Nancy, stay strong. Our people must drink milk. Drink milk and eat manna. It is our way.

Nancy Heller said...

Actually, there seems to be a statistical connection between Ashkenazic and North European people of Jewish descent and lactose intolerance. Just our luck - chosen again.

The CFT said...

Well, I'll fight the good fight as long as I can.

Ben said...

Nancy, a couple years ago I made an Ina Garten ice cream that was all heavy cream (no eggs), and it ripped up my insides for days, perhaps the first sign of incipient lactose intolerance. I've found, though, that egg-yolk based ice creams don't give me problems (the emulsifiers?). A friend of mine with severe lactose intolerance can do yogurt, and you can convert any dairy to yogurt pretty easily. I once made eggnog ice cream for him using egg yolks and melted Lactaid vanilla ice cream, which also worked fine.

I'm of Northern European Jewish descent (my grandparents were from Poland) so I might also have some increasingly severe issues to look forward to myself.