I found the book Brown Cow, Green Grass, Yellow Mellow Sun by Ellen Jackson and illustrated by Victoria Raymond at the library when looking for "color" books. I brought it home and I am so glad I did. The pictures in this book are made with sculpting clay so they are 3 dimensional and look very different from any of the illustrations my boys are used to reading right now! The story is simple and uses colors to follow the sun, to the growing grass, to a hungry cow, all the way to Granny's kitchen where she makes a surprise for her grandson. There is also a recipe for pancakes and butter in the back of the book.
The kids have been waiting patiently for our butter making so this morning we went for it.
|We poured a pint of whipping cream into a jar and made sure the lid was closed VERY TIGHT.|
|I read the book while the boys jumped on the trampoline.|
|This was a great way for my three year old to practice taking turns. We jumped and shook for about 25 minutes.|
|Part of our finished project. I am not a big fan of butter, but I even thought it was good.|
|My kindergartner tried it out on some biscuits that we made for dinner. Good stuff!|
This butter is really easy to shape and would be cute to make holiday shapes for holiday dinners. I might have to try out a fun Easter shape for our Easter dinner! I do know for sure though that I will be adding some honey to make some Mellow Yellow Honey Butter for breakfast tomorrow morning!