Fowler Family

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Canning Butter

I thought I put this on our blog before, but I can't find it.  This is a great family home evening project.

Heat pint jars (without bands) in a 250 degree oven for 20 minutes.  (A dripper pan works well for this.)  One pound of butter slightly more than fills one pint jar, so if you melt 11 pounds of butter, heat 12 pint jars.  While the jars are heating, melt the butter slowly (in a large kettle) until it comes to a slow boil.  Using a large spatula, stir the bottom of the pot often to prevent scorching.  Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.  Place the jar lids in a small pot and bring to a boil, leaving to simmer until needed.

Stirring the melted butter from the bottom to the top with a ladle or measuring cup with spout and handle, pour the melted butter carefully into heated jars through a canning jar funnel.  Leave a 3/4" of head space in the jar.

Wipe the tops of jars, then place on hot lids and screw on the bands tightly.  Lids will seal as the jars cool.  The butter will separate into three layers: foam, oil and milk solids.  Once the lids "pop" and seal, shake the jars to mix your butter.  Do this every 15 minutes or so, until the butter retains more consistency throughout the jar.  (This may take up to an hour or longer.)  When just slightly warm, move jars to the refrigerator.  Check and shake every 10 minutes until they are hardened in the jar.  Then leave them in the refrigerator for an hour.

Canned butter should store for 3 years or longer on a cool dark shelf.  It could replace the butter-flavor shortening requirement on the basic food storage amounts list, or simply included as a topping or flavoring.
Note:  It does not need to be refrigerated once opened, if used within a reasonable amount of time.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


My cute little Lacey girl.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Izzie playing at the Highland water park.  She just dove right into the fun.
South Carolina, Ocean fun.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Izzie and Lacey

Lacey is checking Izzie's oil.  Don't think Izzie appreciates it.
(Modesty flower added by grandma)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Top 100 Items to Disappear First During a National Emergency

I thought that this was a very interesting website.  Some things I had never thought of, but am glad I looked at this site.

When you get a few minutes, check it out.

Love, Mom

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Jade's letter to Grandpa Bond Jan. 31, 2012

It says:
Dear Grandpa I hope you are not to lony.  You can alyis askke for us to come over to your howes incase you need us.  Wed love to come to over.  Love Jade

(Dear Grandpa, I hop you are not to lonely.  You can always ask for us to come over to your house in case you need us.  We'd love to come over.  Love, Jade. (the picture is of Oreo and he is barking.))  Jade put lots of cute hearts on her letter to Grandpa.

I think it is so sweet that she thought of him and wrote this cute letter.  Love you Jade, thanks for thinking of Grandpa Bond.  He is a special man.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Pinterest Info and Orange Chicken Recipe

This link will teach you how to use Pinterest  Learn so much from Pinterest and got a couple of great asian recipes from there.   This is where I got the Orange Chicken Recipe I made and took up to Brandon and Elysha.  It is so yummy that I made it again last night.  I got it from Pinterest.

Love you guys.