Wednesday, March 30
Just a quick update to say I'm still alive! I've been a sick puppy for the last week. Ugh...I'm one of those people who's almost never sick. I rarely get colds or the flu, but this "sick" season I've had the flu, and now am just getting over a nasty case of bronchitis. Other than when I had femur surgery and had to take prophylactic antibiotics, I had not had to take any in a DECADE!! I'm totally against the over-prescribing of them, as they destroy all the good flora in your digestive system, but I was sick enough that when he handed me a Z-Pack, I took it without argument. I'm taking pro-biotics and eating yogurt to try and counteract the negative effects. Chobani Greek yogurt is good, and I bought it because it was on sale, but seriously, I like my homemade "greek" yogurt SO MUCH better, and it's like HALF the price! I take a big tub of "El Cheapo" brand plain yogurt and dump it into a fine sieve lined with 3 or 4 paper towels, and put the sieve over a pot it just fits into.
Place a piece of plastic wrap right on the surface of the yogurt, and then stick it in the fridge overnight. In the morning the pot under the sieve will be filled with whey (the liquid from the yogurt.) Don't toss this, it's pure protein and fabulous for replacing liquid in smoothies. The yogurt you'll be left with in the sieve will be thick and custard-like...much more so than Greek yogurt.
It's AMAZING, and ready to be flavored however you like. My favorite is just a little cinnamon and a pack of Splenda. Yum!
Anyway, once I'm fully recovered I'll get back in the swing of blogging. Hope you are all doing fabulously!
Posted by Team Chastain at 5:49 PM