Monday, July 29, 2013

National Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day

I know you're wondering what National Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day is all about. It is not about throwing a block of delicious cheese into the red, burning hot lava of an erupting volcano to save the planet.

National Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day is about saving your house from mice. You are supposed to buy some cheese today and "sacrifice" it by putting it on a mouse trap to rid your house of any mice.

Seriously, why not buy a cat? That's how The Farmer deals with them at the barn and at home.

If you insist of sacrificing cheese today then I have a great suggestion. Keeping with the theme of cats and mice brings Garfield to mind and with that I must tell you that July 29th is Lasagna Day! Layers and layers of tasty cheese and pasta. I can't think of anything I would want my milk turned into more than cheese today!

Buy cheese, sacrifice cheese, eat cheese! Make today cheeserific!

Agent 165, reporting form the Udder Side.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Khan's Revenge Ice Cream Recipe

July is National Ice Cream month and if you are sad that you have not celebrated then you are not alone, but don't let it eat you up inside like some people.

Some of us sneaked out to a pasture that overlooks the drive in and caught the new Star Trek Into Darkness film. We still like the real Khan best.

So, it got us thinking about what type of ice cream Khan would eat? Pe-Khan ice cream?

 Pe-Khan's Revenge Ice Cream Recipe

  • 2 Cups of Toasted Pecans
  • 2 Cups of Heavy Cream
  • 3 Tablespoons of Melted Butter
  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon of Maple Extract
  • In a large bowl whip cream. Whip it! Whip it! Whip it good!
  • Mix the sweetened condensed milk, butter, maple extract and Pe-Khan's in a big bowl. Fold in whipped cream.
  • Pour contents into a 2 quart container and cover it. Put in the freezer and watch Star Trek II at least three times while you wait (at least six hours).
One important note: Beware eating Pe-Khan's Revenge Ice Cream too fast or else you may endure the worst brain freeze ever that will leave you screaming.....

Agent 245, reporting from the Udder Side.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Save Your Teeth With Milk!

We know everyone wants a sparkling white smile!

The real question is how can you keep your beautiful chompers with the least amount of work? How about you just drink a glass of milk! Yes, it turns out that nature's most perfect is food can help your teeth in more ways than you thought. Sure there's lots of information proving that my milk is great for building strong teeth, but it can also protect them according to a study reporting in the Daily Mail:
‘Eating dairy products in combination with other sugary snacks or at the end of a meal may be an effective means of caries prevention.’

Caries, by the way, is another way of describing tooth decay or cavities. Don't worry, I had to look it up, too. Anyway the researchers found that milk helped stop plaque from producing the acids that destroy your teeth better than water or juices. So when you're eating candies, sweets, or anything else drinking a little milk can prevent your teeth from rotting away! See why milk has earned the name of nature's most perfect food?

Go ahead and drink that glass of milk and continue to smile that beautiful smile!

Agent 277, reporting from the Udder Side.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Ruminating on the Fourth of July

In America (Almost) Anything is Possible

The land of plenty. The land of opportunity. The land of milk and honey. As American as apple pie and milk. Are you sensing a trend here? 

While I may have been unsuccessful in my bid to become the first cow president of the United States of America, I am not a failure.  I am a milk maker (you like dairy products like ice cream, right?), a job creator (The Farmer depends on me and the processor and deliveryman, and everyone else from me to you, you dairy lover, you), and, as the song goes, I am American Beautiful

As a dairy cow I have the chance to become the best cow in the herd by my actions. I can eat well, produce more milk, and keep a good attitude about me. I have the potential in me. There is nothing stopping me, but me. 

Our country's founding father's were inspired by the twin flames of liberty and independence. Let their spark ignite you and burn the chains of stagnation and apathy that hold you back. May you be the cow that runs for president. May you be the person that strives for more. May you be the one that changes the world.

Agent 465 (aka Shirley Cow), wishing you the best on July 4th.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Robert Plant Dishes Ice Cream

You never know who you're going to run into when you're visiting ice cream parlors and working on your ice cream bucket list. I couldn't believe it when I ran into Robert Plant, the Golden God, the former singer from Led Zeppelin, the solo star, the...hey, even cows get star struck, okay?

Luckily for me I wasn't too embarrassed and asked for an interview.

Me: Mr. Plant, have you always liked milk and ice cream?
Robert: Call me Robert, please. Oh, yeah. Love me some dairy, you know? Back in the day when we were starving we actually nicked milk from people's houses before they got up. I also love milk with my tea.
Me: So you're a big fan of ice cream, right? What's your favorite flavor?
Robert: I had some fine homemade pistachio ice cream not too long ago that was delicious.
Me: Do any of your songs have anything to do with ice cream?
Robert: (Scratching his beard) Actually several of them do. Over the Hills and Faraway was how I'd describe the trip to the closest ice cream parlor to my house as a child. Black Dog? That was the name of this really decadent chocolate ice cream I had once or twice. Oh, and What is and What Shall Never Be came from an argument I had with a former girlfirend about rice ice cream versus real ice cream. She didn't stay with me very long. How Many More Times was originally called How Many More Scoops, a question that Bonzo asked me when he thought I was going to share a carton of ice cream with him.
Me: Since July is National Ice Cream Month let me ask you a trivia question about ice cream before we finish. How many licks does it take to finish a single scoop of ice cream?
Robert: Jimmy Page is the king of guitar licks and I bet he would know, but I have no idea.
Me: On average it takes about fifty licks to finish one scoop of ice cream.

I'd like to thank Mr. Plant for the interview. I would also like to thank Val, who nominated us for a Liebster Award. Please go check out her blog, Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids.We were honored earlier this year with it and thought it was very special.

Agent 235, reporting from the Udder Side.