Recipe Roundtable and a Yoplait GIVEAWAY

I got the February Blues.  Bad.  And guessing from the general demeanor of the few other human beings I have come in contact with lately, so does everyone else.  It’s just – the grumpy season.

But don’t you worry your grouchy little head about it any longer.  I threw on my Uggs and parka, braved blizzard-like conditions, and rounded us up some fun.  Well, mostly I just received stuff via FedEx but still.  The point is that we are going to have a GOOD TIME this week.

So everybody now! Toss aside those blankets you’re hiding under! Get up and get dressed! Everyone, give me 25 jumping jacks!

Wait, that’s not fun.  At all.  Let’s try something else. Please resume the couch potato position.

We are going to have a FULL WEEK OF GIVEAWAYS!

Let’s do Recipe Roundtable first.  This week, I am admitting one of my failures to you.

So here it is:  I am a failure for not being able to make home-made yogurt.  You see, everyone I know is doing it.  I tried.  It was a sour, soupy mess.  Maybe that’s what it is supposed to taste like, I don’t know.  Here is the recipe from Savvy Chic Savings; I’d love to hear if you have made it and to what degree of success.

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So the yogurt. I decided to stick with the store bought.  I was experiencing some guilt about this, and my sister gave me words of wisdom.  “My God, Jen.  It’s one freakin’ thing.  They’ll live”.

Indeed, they will live. They had a chance to sample Yoplait Kids last week, and loved it.  I was happy to see that there was no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial colors, no artificial flavors and no artificial sweeteners.  Want to learn more? Visit Yoplait on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.  We tried the Strawberry Banana, which both kids liked.  So if you are a crock pot yogurt maker, and your kids will eat it, I bow to thee.  If not, I still bow to thee, and offer this prize pack, um, to thee.

It includes a coupon for Yoplait Kids yogurt, a foldable travel cooler, a four-piece spoon set, a magnet picture frame, “Kiddie Bands”, a big bounce ball and a “My First Scavenger Hunt” card game.

This contest is now closed.

Enter to win this Yoplait Kids Prize Pack!

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I received an identical prize pack from Yoplait.  All opinions are my own.
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  1. My daughter has found an easy way to make yogurt and posted it at her blog if you are interested in checking out her recipe/technique. It is not as thick as store bought but we enjoy it being organic, simple and cheap :-). Easy Homemade Yogurt


    Big Binder Reply:

    Thanks Cheryl :)


  2. I so agree about the Feb blues, it’s horrible. I have to hand it to you for even attempting to make yogurt-my aunt used to make it, and then make us eat it, and it was so traumatizing (hers was not good) that I have never wanted to eat or make homemade yogurt. We are a Yoplait family!


  3. I’ve never tried to make homemade yogurt. It seems a bit intimidating!


  4. I’ve never tried to make my own yogurt. I’m not sure its something I would want to attempt. I’ll have to check out your link and see if I think its possible.


    Big Binder Reply:

    Everyone I have talked to said it is easy – but I don’t know…


  5. Hmmm…I read that yogurt recipe post too. I thought maybe I’d try it but now you have me thinking twice about it!



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