Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Happy To Help

After a conversation I had with my good friend Lindsay last week about various recipes and her amazing find, Fage yogurt, I was inspired to make my own Greek yogurt. I had actually been wanting to try it since I read about it in French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Giuliano and thought this was as good a time as ever. Crazy I know, but the process didn't seem difficult - just time consuming. What is great about homemade yogurt is that it is a lot cheaper to make than to buy, and I was able to have my son help.

Boy did that make his day!

In fact, as soon as I asked him if he would like to help me he grabbed his stool and positioned it so he could see over the counter. He found great joy in pouring the milk into the pot (he even convinced me to pour some milk into his sippy cup!) It isn't finished doing its thing (whatever that is) but it will be a fun treat to try out our yogurt tomorrow morning, and hopefully it will convince me that it is worth the effort. Of course, his happy giggles and enthusiasm made it rather worth it already.


Lindsay said...

I see you tried it too. But you made a mistake!!! You got 0%...You were supposed to get full fat...sigh. Really, though, how was it? How did the yogurt turn out? I'm so curious! Yay for Jack!!

Kelly said...

Well, I tried two different recipes and neither of them required full fat yogurt, but I did use the fattiest milk I could find. Unfortunately, neither attempt worked out. I wonder if elevation is a factor. :(

Lindsay said...

I saw where someone put their yogurt in the oven for a warmer place. Maybe that has something to do with it? I'll research and get back to you if you don't find it first.