I purchased two Octopus Claws last month with some birthday money I received. I found them on a website and decided to treat myself to something I knew would be nice to have during the summer months here in Arizona. I'm so glad I did. I bought a white one and a gold one, and now I wish I would have picked up the black one too. I'll have to go back some time when I have an extra buck or two and pick up the black one...and maybe a brown one too. Then I should be all set and have a claw to go with just about every outfit I own. I've been letting my hair grow out lately only because it is less expensive to maintain most of the time. Or at least I thought it was in theory and in the beginning. Lately all I can think about it cutting my hair. Thank goodness for the Octopus Claw!! They have saved me from taking the scissors to my own hair....that could certainly be a bad thing! LOL!
The ingredients you need are as listed:
Cream (approximately two and half cups)
salt, to taste
Pour all your cream into a quart jar leaving space to shake the cream.
Once you have been shaking for a while your cream should have thickened and have become considerably harder to shake.
After a bit more of shaking your cream will have formed into butter.
Pour out the butter milk and put your lump of butter into a bowl and cover with really cold tap water, chill for five to ten minutes then drain the water and work the butter by using the back of a spoon to squeeze out all the extra buttermilk. Salt your butter by sprinkling the salt over the butter and mix.
When the salt has been mixed in well you can shape your butter any way you like and store in the fridge for an hour before using, though if chilled too long you might have to soften it before it is able to be spread.
Enjoy it with fresh homemade bread!!! Yum!
And a few rambling thoughts.......
As soon as I got home from work yesterday I was out running errands. Since our car has been in the shop since last Friday, we have been using Danielle's car to get around. That means that we have also been getting her to and from work every day. BUT, yesterday we didn't have to since Chance was able to do it. So, instead of running to pick up Danielle and take her home I had a few other errands to run. I ended up over at my parents place. They paid another bill for me, which was a huge blessing! Thank you Mom and Dad! You saved the day again.