Farmer's Daughter

Although 20+ years removed from the farm, farmer's daughter is still a title I enjoy.
Growing up on a farm taught me many invaluable lessons, two of those being frugality and creativity.
Now as a wife and a mom, I love to put into practice what I learned growing up as a
Farmer's Daughter.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Ode to Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese - the underrated side dish. Full of protein and low on carbs. And very versatile.

Good with sliced peaches or pineapple for a sweet treat. Good with pepper as a savory dip for potato skin chips.

Brian's Grandma White introduced me to this cottage cheese brand. It may be more expensive than the store brand, but there is just no comparison.

I love the drier consistency. But my experience has found that the lowfat (2 % milk fat) version is not as dry.

Michigan Brand Cottage Cheese

Michigan Brand Cottage Cheese was developed in 1929 by a German immigrant in Michigan. He produced what is called "Old Fashioned" or "Farmers" cheese.

This cottage cheese is very dry and small curded. Because the product is so dry it will have a longer shelf life than other cottage cheeses. Michigan Brand Cottage cheese is excellent for cooking and is a great replacement for ricotta cheese in lasagna.

Available in 4 varieties: Small Curd, Lowfat, Nonfat, and Large both a 15 oz and a 24 oz size. The Small Curd is also available in a 3 lb and 5 lb container for families and Food Service cases, as well as an 8 oz individual size!

Thanks Grandma White!

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Brian B said...

I love cottage cheese with lots of pepper.
I learned this form Grandpa Chet.

I can't believe you left out one of our favorite things to eat with cottage cheese, Tato Skins potato chips!

Emmalea said...

Awwww! Mom would be so happy to know she made it to a blog....hmmm, actually, I bet she could care less since heaven doesn't blog. Well, you blessed my heart DDL, sharing about my mom - and Grandpa Chet.