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January 19, 2012

The high today is 2.  The windchill is -22.  We’ve been home for a few days avoiding the elements.  In effort to stave off cabin fever I’ve decided to tackle a few culinary projects.  It has not gone well, and has resulted in three crockpots of warmish milk (that did not turn into greek yogurt), a strange-looking but surprisingly tasty loaf of bread, some very salty granola, and two loaves of cranberry bread.

Dan insists he will eat/drink the warmish milk and forbid me to throw it out, so our refrigerator is full of containers of not-yogurt just waiting to be enjoyed.

J. has been working on her knitting.  In her desire to finish her first hat, she stayed up long past anyone else, burning the midnight oil.  She might have stayed up a wee bit longer.  For this is what I found on her desk after she left for school:

This is how it looks on:

I was not sure how she was feeling about her first attempt so I approached the subject with care.

Me: “So, I saw you finished your hat.”

Her: “Yeah.”

Me: “Um.  Is it missing a little something?”

She started laughing: “The top.”

We have since thought of many uses for such a hat.  It would be perfect for a monk who wanted to hide his tonsure for example.  Or for warming the head of a man who had reverse male pattern baldness.  We will not throw it away.  Perhaps Dan can wear it while drinking my not-yogurt.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2012 10:26 pm

    If your not-yogurt tastes like yogurt but isn’t the same consistancy you can add unfavored gelatin to firm it up a bit. Or blend it with some fruit and ice for a smoothies and no one is the wiser!

  2. Mary Olson permalink
    January 19, 2012 10:32 pm

    …or you could add seasonings and use it for a yogurt-type salad dressing ??

    and, Charlie can keep his ears warm 🙂

  3. Papaw permalink
    January 19, 2012 10:43 pm

    The hat would be perfect for Birmingham. It’s not very cold here, so we don’t need a full hat.

  4. Grammie B permalink
    January 19, 2012 10:49 pm

    The “hat” is really ear warmers. I see people skiing wearing them all the time.

  5. January 20, 2012 1:44 am

    My husband has lately taken up yogurt-making and I’d definitely say that the non-crockpot method is easier than the crockpot method. Once you succeed, it’s fairly addictive – and SO much cheaper than store bought – so I’d say it’s worth another try.

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