This is just going to be a short post about…what else, Food!
Today I made a new batch of yogurt. It seems to be becoming a Sunday afternoon tradition. Anyways, I am tired of using an SOS pad to clean the pan because scalding milk makes the milk become one with the pan. So in reading a few more things online about yogurt making, one woman said she scalded the milk in the microwave. So I got out my old tupperware bowl which still had a lid, heated the milk to 190 in the microwave, cooled it to 120, then added the last of the old yogurt, and wrapped the plastic bowl in the 2 dish towels, waited four hours, and voila! Yogurt! I can’t believe I can do this.
So here’s the newest yogurt invention I am excited about. I took a cup of frozen blueberries, added a cup of my yogurt, and (okay, I added a little splenda) stirred them around a little bit, and voila! Blueberry frozen yogurt! Can you imagine? My mashed frozen bananas and a few chopped walnuts? Banana walnut frozen yogurt! Frozen peaches. Frozen cherries and a few scrapes of dark chocolate–cherry garcia frozen yogurt.
Tonight I tried something Vicky suggested (she thought it would help my sweet tooth–she doesn’t know me very well, does she?) Anyway, I roasted green beans. Just sprayed some oil on top and sprinkled sea salt. YUMM! Very easy, and much tastier than my usual way of boiling them. These will be great all summer. I think they will be a good car snack too!
Just so you know, between jury duty and work, I have never worked so many days in a row in my life! One more day tomorrow, and then I have a stretch of time off, and I am going to get together with my best friend in Eureka! I am so excited about it. We found a house to rent, and we are going to sew and quilt and talk and eat. She is a weight watcher too, so we are pretty compatible food-wise.
I have been doing well with my eating and am keeping up with my weights exercises, and fitting in a few walks here and there. Does anybody else find squats as difficult to do as I do? I can’t do them very well without losing either my form or my balance! But I keep trying.