This post is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
Did you know that Florida is home to 100 dairy farmers? Also, more than 120 thousand dairy cows (Meet the Cows!) live in Florida that produce over 270 million gallons of fresh milk each year! The Sunday Supper bloggers are going to show you today that milk isn’t just for cereal anymore. We’ve got recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Dessert today to share with you. You can also find more recipes at the Florida Dairy Farm website.
Did you know that milk is one of the most regulated foods in the country? Farmers start this process by making sure that they special attention to the diets and living conditions of their animals. Nutritious feed is the first step toward good milk. Properly sanitized equipment and thorough cleaning of the cow’s udder before milking is equally important. As the cow is being milked, her milk flows through refrigerated pipes to a sanitized bulk tank where it is immediately cooled down from her body temperature — about 100 degrees F — to 38-45 degrees F. This preserves freshness and guarantees safety. The milk is then picked up by a milk truck, which serves as a giant refrigerator on wheels. Before the milk is delivered to the plant for processing the driver tests the milk for impurities, such as antibiotic residues, that would compromise quality. One cow can produce 6 – 8 gallons of milk a day and is milked 3 times a day. You can see what a commitment a farmer must make 24/7 to insure we have a quality product.
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- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- salt and pepper
- 8 oz. fresh spinach
- 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
- Put the fresh spinach into a saute pan with 1 inch of salted water. Cover with a lid. Cook for about 4 minutes. Drain all of the water from the spinach. Cool completely.
- Break eggs into a blender jar. Add the milk, salt and pepper. Mix at high speed for at least a minute.
- Stir in the cooled spinach and cheese.
- Pour into a greased pie pan.
- Bake for 30 - 35 minutes at 325 degrees.
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Sunday Supper Recipes Using Milk
Milk Recipes for Breakfast
- Crustless Spinach Quiche with Cheddar Cheese by Recipes Food & Cooking
- Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl by Love & Confections
- Easy Baked Grits with Sausage Gravy by Sunday Supper Movement
- Fresh Fruit-Topped Mini Pancakes by Girl Abroad
Milk Recipes for Lunch
- Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup by Life Tastes Good
- Creamy Spinach and Cauliflower Rice by Family Foodie
- Savory Caprese Oatmeal Bowl by Go Epicurista
- Vegetarian Croque Monsieur by Helpful Homemade
Milk Recipes for Dinner
- Gouda Grits with Creamy Asparagus and Crab Sauce by Soulfully Made
- Milk Poached Chicken with Pesto by Cricket’s Confections
- Potato Stack by Healing Tomato
- Triple Cheddar Chicken Pasta by Authentically Candace
Milk Recipes for Dessert
- Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream by Flour On My Face
- Coconut Flan by Desserts Required
- Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles by Casa de Crews
- Mini Boston Cream Cakes by The Crumby Cupcake
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Source for the information on dairy cows from Florida Milk.