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Got Milk? Don’t Let It Go To Waste!

Got too much milk in the refrigerator at home? The carton is nearly full, but the expiration date is approaching soon. Maybe the sell-by date was a day or two ago, and you don’t have the heart to pour the wasted milk (and your money) down the drain. Well, the good news is that you don’t have to! Check out these easy recipes that will help you get more out of your leftover moo!

Good Old-Fashioned Pancakes

Hungry for pancakes? Start your morning off right with a stack of these delicious pancakes made with your leftover milk!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 158 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups Fair Oaks Farms milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Make a well. Pour in Fair Oaks Farms milk, egg, and melted butter. Mix until smooth.

  2. Lightly oil a griddle or frying pan. Heat over medium-high. Pour the batter onto the griddle or frying pan. Use approx. 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides. Serve hot with butter and maple syrup.

 

Simple Macaroni and Cheese

Honestly, who doesn't love a good bowl of macaroni and cheese? We know we do! Try this simple recipe using your leftover milk!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 630 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz.) box elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups Fair Oaks Farms milk
  • 2 cups Fair Oaks Farms Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil a large pot of lightly salted water. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water. Occasionally stir until cooked, but firm (approx. 8 minutes). Then drain.

  2. Over medium heat, melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper until smooth. Slowly pour Fair Oaks Farms milk into butter-flour mixture until bubbling. Shred Fair Oaks Farms Cheddar cheese with a grater. Add shredded cheese to the milk mixture. Stir until cheese is melted.

  3. Add macaroni into the cheese sauce. Mix until coated.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

In the mood for soup? Check out this easy-to-make recipe that will be a family favorite!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 265 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (16 oz.) package frozen chopped broccoli
  • 4 (14.5 oz.) can chicken broth
  • 1 lb. Fair Oaks Farms Cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups Fair Oaks Farms milk
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Using a stockpot, melt the butter over medium heat. Cook the onion in butter until softened. Stir in the chopped broccoli. Add the chicken broth. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until broccoli is tender.

  2. Reduce the heat. Stir in the Fair Oaks Farms Cheddar cheese cubes until melted. Mix in Fair Oaks Farms milk and garlic powder.

  3. In a separate bowl, stir the cornstarch in water until dissolved. Then, add mixture to soup. Stir soup frequently until it thickens.

 

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

Don't worry - we didn't forget about the dessert! Do you still have extra milk? Try this easy-to-make ice cream recipe that will bring back childhood memories!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 352 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Fair Oaks Farms milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 oz. semisweet chocolate chips, chopped

Instructions

  1. Whisk unsweetened cocoa powder, Fair Oaks Farms milk, salt, and sugar in a pot over medium heat until mixture simmers.
  2. Place egg yolks in small mixing bowl. Pour 1/2 cup of hot mixture in with egg yolks.
  3. Once combined, return the mixture to the pot. Heat until mixture thickens. Be sure not to boil it!
  4. Away from the heat, stir in chopped semisweet chocolate chips until melted.
  5. Pour mixture into a chilled bowl. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Be sure to stir the mixture every 30 minutes.
  6. After the chocolate mixture has cooled, mix in the heavy cream and vanilla extract. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and let the machine do its work!
  7. After mixing, store the chocolate ice cream in a freeze. Time varies by machine manufacturer's directions.
  8. Serve in a bowl, cone, or in between 2 cookies. Enjoy!

 

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Family Chili!

Don’t let this gloomy weather get you down. If you’re stuck inside with your family, put your heads together to come up with the best chili recipe ever! Below we’ve given you some suggestions, instructions, tips, and tricks. The best part about chili is it’s a dump recipe — meaning you dump all the ingredients in a pot and let it cook! It’s the perfect time to teach children about tastes, textures, and cooking.

Best Chili Ever

We've given you a make-shift recipe below, but don't be afraid to get creative and add your best ideas!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 5 people

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can light red kidney beans
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans
  • 1 large onion
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 46 oz tomato juice
  • chili powder & other seasonings (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground beef in a large pot, then set off to the side and drain.

  2. Chop the onion.

  3. Combine ground beef, onion, light & dark red kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, and tomato juice, in the pot. Add chili powder and other seasonings.

  4. Bring to a boil, stir occasionally. Then drop the temperature to low and simmer until beans and onion are tender.

  5. Continue to season until you've reached the desired taste.

Recipe Notes

  • If you'd like to add pasta to your chili, add a cup of two of dry pasta ten minutes before serving.
  • Serve with peanut butter sandwiches, saltines, and a Fair Oaks Farms' shredded cheese of your choice!
  • Feel free to get creative with your ingredients, adding different kinds of beans and vegetables is encouraged!
Homemade Beer Cheese Soup with Chives and Bread

Cheddar Bacon Beer Soup

The temperatures are dropping lower by the day, so keep yourself warm with this creamy soup, filled with smooth and spicy flavors!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Farmstead Bacon
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 large jalapeno
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped
  • 1 bottle lager or pilsner
  • 2 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 pound Fair Oaks Farms Cheddar 1 Year Cheese
  • 4 ounces Fair Oaks Farms Smoked Gouda Cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic bread to serve

Instructions

  1. Cook the Farmstead Bacon until the fat is rendered and bacon is crisp. Remove bacon from pan, but use drippings to cook onion, jalapeno, garlic, and thyme, until soft. Add half the beef and cook until reduced by half, then the chicken broth until simmering.
  2. In a small skillet, melt butter. Add flour and cook over medium heat, stirring until lightly browned. Whisk roux into soup mixture until incorporated and simmering. Cook until thickened.
  3. Add heavy cream, Fair Oaks Farms cheeses, and remaining beer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick and creamy. Add bacon, stir, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Add more broth if the soup is too thick, bit by bit.
  4. Serve warm with garlic bread.