My first try at Greek yogurt was pretty much a success. After three hours of straining, I had more than three cups of whey drain out of the yogurt. I started with about eleven cups of milk and ended up with one quart of yogurt.
When I started spooning it from the strainer into my quart container I could not understand why it seemed no different from my usual yogurt. That was just for the top layer. As I kept spooning it out, it got thicker and thicker until, at the bottom, it was almost like cream cheese. I suppose I need to stir it around the next time so that the top layer drains too. Anyway, it tastes really good and has the texture of Greek yogurt. I'm just not sure that I'll save much money on it and I'm not sure how to figure out the calories. I'll probably continue to make my regular yogurt and buy an occasional container of Fage as a treat.
My youngest daughter sends me pictures of koalas which are so cute I want to grab them up and hug them. I've heard they are not really as cute as they appear in pictures and they stink because of their diet of eucalyptus leaves. Well, I will not be testing that as I'm very cautious around wild animals. Still, I enjoy all the pictures she sends me like this one.
This little guy is now my desktop background until I get the next cute as a button picture. Smile.
Yesterday was just about perfect. It was sunny and warm at 77 degrees and we enjoyed being out in it a lot of the day. Today, we are cloudy and raining and around 50 degrees. I'm not complaining! I see all the horrible weather around the country and we are doing just fine.