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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sandwich Bags and Yogurt


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I have been working on improving the lunches I send with my girls to school. We used to use hot lunch only, but I got fed up with the low quality of the food, all those preservatives, lots of salt, fat and HFCS. Now they make their own sandwiches with homemade whole wheat, local cheese and deli meat (or PB&J). I round out their lunches with different things: apple slices, string cheese, trail mix, or raisins for variety. We also use alot of yogurt in lunches (kids AND parents!). We started with Yoplait-in the little containers, more dessert than anything else. I have been sneakily switching to the fruit on the bottom stuff-trying to get all of our tastebuds accustomed to something closer to real yogurt. (As an aside the other cool thing about the yogurt is we freeze them and they double as an ice pack for the lunch!). In conjunction with the Real Food Challenge, today I am going to make homemade yogurt in the crock pot. Then add a bit of frozen strawberries (or strawberry freezer jam), and put the yogurt into individual glass jars (4oz Ball canning jars) for our lunches. Bye, bye HFCS and plastic container. Now I just hope the yogurt turns out and that everyone finds it tastey!

Oh yeah, the funny story...instead of ziplock sandwich bags, I bought the fold-top kind. Apparently these are dinosaurs from another age (like me ;D ). My kids were mystified. 'Where is the closey thing? How will the sandwich stay in? Mom, how do these work?' I had to give them a lesson on How To Use A Fold-Top Sandwich Bag. First the typewriter, then the walkman, now sandwich bags...

5 comments:

Willow said...

After reading your comment on HWW this morning I popped over to ask you how you make yogurt in your crockpot. A long time ago, in a different lifetime and forgotten decade, I made yogurt for awhile, but I don't remember how I did it. I think my neighbor from India showed me. I'm considereing starting up again. Can you point me to some reading and instructions?

hickchick said...

Willow-funny you should ask...this was going to be my post for March 2nd on HWW. Stay tuned!

Stacy said...

My new stupid oven doesn't have a window so I can make yogurt how I used to do it. I'm really excited for your crockpot yogurt post!

hickchick said...

All right Stacy! I see you are doing the challenge too-have fun and of course Irish beer is okay-maybe even required :)

inadvertent farmer said...

That's funny...our kids will have not clue what records, vhs tapes, or fold over sandwich bags are, lol!

Thanks for linking up over at NDiN...good luck with the yogurt, let us know how it goes! Kim