Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Our "staycation" is drawing to a close. We have had fun, but it will also be nice to get back to a more regular schedule and get everything ready for back to school. I'm all about having a schedule, so in some ways this is a nice time of year for me.
We have been up to . . .
:: visiting the SB art museum. They had a little "scavenger hunt" for the boys to do, which held their attention a bit longer
:: after the art museum we played at "Kid's World"
:: playing with playdough
:: playing with ice blocks
:: drawing with sidewalk chalk
:: watching Chugginton DVDs and "The Parent Trap" (Linsay Lohan version)
:: making bead bracelets
:: making yogurt
Some notes about the yogurt. We had good success using a half gallon of whole organic milk (pasturized, but not "ultra" pasturized) + 4 T. of nonfat dried milk (to thicken it) + a small tub of plain greek yogurt. We heated the milk and dried milk to 180, cooled it to 110, added the yogurt, then transferred to jars and put on the lids. I incubated them on a heating pad and wrapped in blankets. I set the heating pad on medium-high, but the jars seemed so hot in the morning, so next time I'll try the medium setting.
The yogurt is great with fruit and honey. But now I have to figure out a way to use all of it before I go on 30 Day Vegan on Monday! Not the best timing on my part . . .
**Thanks so much for all your kind comments on my previous post. I hear ya' on most of that. By the way, I'm replying more in the comments now. It seems to be the best way to reply, so check back there if you have asked a question.