Monday, January 09, 2012

Monday mish-mash

Just a few random thoughts...because I can.

I tried making yogurt for the first time with store-bought yogurt as starter instead of the powder starter that I normally use.  And, it worked! It's good to know it really could be done (by me).
And you wanna know the potent potable equivalent of heaven? Alcoholic Creamsicle! Take my word on this. I accept thanks in the form of checks (or cheques in case of my fellow Canadians).
Totally unrelated, but it would appear that the renters across the road are determined to keep their backdoor light on 24/7. The light was off for a couple of nights - oh bliss! - but now it's back with a vengeance. I suspect that because they left the light on all the time, the bulb finally burned out and they replaced it with one of higher wattage. Great.

As my neighbor to the east once lamented (about the even worse light emanating from their neighbors on the other side), why do people move out to the country and light their property up like football fields?

But in the good news department, my good friend Michelle has re-started her blog! Go check out "Within The Hive"...and her new blog, "Pages from My Mind". Michelle writes thoughtful and well-researched posts that you won't want to miss!

Want to share a random thought or two with me?

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams


Michelle said...

I use to be addicted to yogurt and wished I could make my own. Was it yummy? I wish I could get the rest of my family to love it because it would be fun to make.

You'll have to enlighten me on the pinnacle whip... alcoholic is it? Hmm...

AWWW, You are toooooooooo nice to me! ((Hugs))! Always very thoughtful. Thank you for the shout out!

Robin said...

The only way I like to eat our plain peach jam is in yogurt. Yum.

Sherrie said...

Oooh, more details on the alcoholic creamsicle, please! (Maybe I'm a dunce, but I'm not sure what it is.) YOM. I can write you a cheQUE, to compensate you for your trouble. ;)

TeresaR said...

Michelle, yogurt is great for so many things! You could use it to make your own tzatziki or sub it in for sour cream. Mmmm. You're welcome for the shout-out; I really am glad you're back blogging!

Robin, what a terrific idea! Your jams are soooo tasty. I'm going to try your idea (because I want an excuse to taste all of them). :)

Sherrie, LOL! With the current exchange rate, cheQUES are as good as cheCKS!

Sherrie and Michelle, about the alcoholic creamsicle: what you see is pretty much what you need: about an ounce of Whipped Cream flavor vodka (Pinnacle is the brand I know that makes it, but other brands might too) to about three ounces of orange juice (depending on the level of alcohol you want). Yum!

Maureen said...

I did not know it was considered bad form to leave your lights on in the country. I'll be sure to remember that if we ever do move to the country. Is that a special yogurt making machine? I just use the crockpot to make yogurt.

Stace said...


MyKidsEatSquid said...

I've been wanting to try making yogurt. Is Greek yogurt any trickier to make than the standard? I seem to be carving out part of my grocery budget each week just for the good stuff!

TeresaR said...

Maureen, I think it depends on the area, but here it's pretty safe, and many neighbors are former city folks who came out for quiet and darkness (and star-gazing). Yeah, it's a special yogurt incubator. I got it many years ago before I found out about the crockpot and oven methods.

Stace, oh yeah!

Squid, I answered you on FB. :)

Epicure68 said...

You're making me want to add to my kitchen appliances garage with the idea of homemade yogurt. It's also nice that you aren't going through tons of containers like I do (even tho they are recyclable, it still seems like a waste).

Can't wait to come for another visit and imbibe in "creamiscles" with you.

And I so agree, it's wonderful having Michelle back blogging again.

Name: Holly Bowne said...

Oh goodie! Another recipe! So far every one I've swiped from your blog has turned out GREAT. (And with my cooking track record that's saying something!)

Now, about your neighbors. I wonder how much trouble you'd get in if you just happened to mosey on over there one afternoon and perhaps just unscrewed that new bulb a tad?