Mmmmmm. Sunday, I made a scratch shortcake, home grown strawberries, store bought non-dairy whipped topping. I meant to take a photo, but forgot. It was eaten with no crumbs left — my younger two were comically eating opposite parts of the dessert.
Today, I have crockpot yogurt in the making. I am excited. This was a great deal because I got a free milk coupon at Hy-Vee. I used it to buy Heartland Dairy whole milk (met them a couple years ago, nice ministry in Missouri). Hy-Vee also had a sale for $1/carton Cultural Revolution yogurt (made in Kalona, IA). This all means that I paid $1 for this experiment. If it turns out bad, I didn’t lose a large investment. I hope to mix in strawberries. There was a suggestion to add gelatin, but I don’t do gelatin. Maybe powdered milk. I guess I’ll just figure something out when I get there.
The idea for this came from Simply Food, Nothing Extra. Since I am a lazy person, I decided that the recipe for yogurt at their site was not for me. Thermometers and scalding, etc. Too much after just canning 7 jars of strawberry jam. The jam, by the way, was declared to be the color of jewels this evening by my youngest child. It does seem to be a brighter red, but I rarely buy strawberry jam since everyone claimed to love raspberry fruit spread the most. So I don’t know if the color really is brighter than the store’s jam. But it made me feel good.
Oh, I'm sure the color is brighter than store jam! I haven't made any strawberry jam this year – am trying to resist temptation! We don't eat nearly as much jam these days, now that my boys are all grown up and away at college most of the year. Sigh.
I use powdered milk in my yogurt, but I do use a method that requires using a thermometer, then cooling, etc. I'd love to know how yours turns out!
Oh, has your sister decided where to get her chickens yet?
It really is brighter! Homemade stays ruby red while the store bought stuff is more a dark garnet (usually 😀 )
I've toyed with yogurt but so far its at the idea stage. I'll be curious to hear how your experiment goes!
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