Had a parent-teacher conference with my 3-year-old's teacher at the special needs preschool she attends for speech therapy. Can anyone recommend books on hyperactivity and attention deficit? :( Lisa R.
Our neighbors, Terry and Claudette Mullins, are selling their house (2 doors down from our home). They are moving to a new house near West Jefferson. If you are interested in looking at their “for sale” home (not listed), please contact me at your earliest convenience, and I’ll put you in touch with them. We live in a great neighborhood with lots of good neighbors and kids, and the street has little or no traffic most of the time. Houses in the Cross Creek subdivision sell well because children go to Hilliard schools and house owners pay Columbus taxes. If you are LDS and you buy the house, you are within the Hilliard Ward boundary and will attend church at the Columbus OH Stake Center, 1001 Doherty. The Mullins are great people and they have a well-kept home!
Okay, sounds crazy, but I made yogurt this weekend... IN MY CROCK POT!!! It is over the top delicious. I know some of you will really get excited over this great tasting, uber-healthy money saving recipe! So here goes----
CROCK POT YOGURT
-8 cups (half-gallon) of whole milk--pasteurized and homogenized is fine, but do NOT use ultra-pasteurized.
-1/2 cup store-bought natural, live/active culture plain yogurt (I just use a whole container (about a cup) of organic store brand yogurt. You need to have a starter. Once you have made your own, you can use that as a starter, but it weakens with each use. You can also find a frozen active culture at the health food store.)
-for flavor, if you choose to flavor it; frozen/fresh fruit, jam/jelly, honey, vanilla or flavoring syrups
-thick bath towel (I just turned on the oven light and set the crock pot in the oven at the incubation stage)
Plug in your crock pot and turn to low. Add an entire half gallon of milk. Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2 hours.
Unplug your crock pot. Leave the cover on, and let it sit for 3 hours.
When 3 hours have passed, scoop out 2 cups of the milk and put it in a bowl. Whisk in 1/2 cup of store-bought live/active culture yogurt. Then dump back into the crock pot. Stir to combine.
Put the lid back on your crock pot. (I rinse off the condensation from the lid and wipe it dry) Keep it unplugged, and wrap a heavy bath towel all the way around the crock for insulation. (At this stage, I pull the crock pot from the heating unit and set it in the oven with the light on for warmth, don't turn on the oven... just the oven light.
Let it sit for 8 hours. Time it right and you can go to bed while the yogurt incubates!
In the morning, (or eight hours later, the yogurt will have thickened--- it's not as thick as store-bought yogurt, but has the consistency of low-fat plain yogurt. You can do several things to control the thickness to your desired taste. Personally, I'm fine with the thinner consistency, so I've not messed with it and this is all hear-say... 1. Add non-fat powered milk at the stage where you whisk in the live culture, I've read varying amounts from 2 TBSPS to 1/2 cup. 2. Add a packet of non-flavored gelatin at the whisk in live culture stage. 3. Lengthen the incubation (8 hour) stage. 4. Pour your finished product into a sieve lined with cheesecloth or a coffee filter until you get the thickness you like.
Chill in a plastic container(s) in the refrigerator. Your fresh yogurt will last 7-10 days.
You can flavor it all at once, or as you go.
Supposedly, you can make your yogurt with lower fat milks and even non-fat an lactose free milk. It will make a thinner yogurt. I also read the following, but can't back it up... "For the lactose intolerant, lactose is broken down through the fermenting period. So, you can use regular milk while making yogurt but be sure to ferment for 24 hours minimum... result, lactose free yogurt!" Also read that many lactose intolerant people can handle yogurt, and this seems to be the case in our home.
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