Thursday Tips #2
June 5th, 2014
That’s right. I am a Pinterest addict, sadly not a blogger addict like how I used to be a couple of years back though.
I log in to Pinterest whenever I have notifications on my widget on my phone, and that happens at least once every hour, so yeah.. you can say I’m on Pinterest all.the.time.
The Hubby recently bought me a slow cooker (best.investment.ever), and I can FINALLY try out the recipes on my board!
So for today’s Thursday Tips #2, I have decided to post these pins:
1) Crockpot Yogurt
Recipe notes: This recipe uses a 2 quart crock. In using a 4 or 4 1/2 quart crock I found the yogurt to have a bit of a “springy” texture. I was able to alleviate this by heating the milk an additional 15 minutes for a total of 2 hours and 45 minutes.
- Turn your crock pot to low and pour in 1/2 gallon of milk.
- Heat on low for 2 hours and 30 minutes.
- Once 2 hours and 30 minutes have elapsed turn your crock pot off and unplug it. Let the milk cool in the crock with the lid on for 3 hours.
- After 3 hours remove 1-2 cups of the warmed milk and place in a bowl. To that add 1/2 cup of yogurt with live active cultures and mix very well.
- Pour the yogurt-milk mixture back into the milk and whisk thoroughly.
- Place the cover back on the crock and wrap the entire crock pot in a thick bath towel or two.
- Let it culture overnight, 8-12 hours.
- In the morning stir yogurt (if desired) and store in glass quart jars or a container of your choice.
- For optimum texture, refrigerate for at least 8 hours before using.
I am a HUGE fan of yogurt. I would buy a big tub/container of yogurt for my Overnight Oatmeals and eat these for 5 days a week, every other week. Not to mention sometimes the Hubby puts some on his fruits too.
So boy, am I glad I tried out the Crockpot Yogurt recipe! I save about 1/2 of what I usually spend on my yogurts! I just need to buy 1 small yogurt as a starter (one time off), and some milk, and that is it!
So for my 2 weeks worth of yogurt each month I basically spend just about RM9-RM10 for 2 boxes of full cream milk, as compared to at least RM16-RM20 on yogurt!
I will never be going back to buying commercial yogurt. Try it out yourself. You will definitely agree with me.
2) Overnight Oatmeal
The above is just the basic recipe of the overnight oatmeal. You don’t have to use Greek yogurt; just use the homemade yogurt which you have done using the above recipe #1!
You can spruce it up by adding different types of fruits inside (I usually add a banana to mine, or sometimes blueberries), and by adding honey.
Trust me, eating yogurt + oatmeal is good for you. And no cooking involved. Plus!