Saturday, February 22, 2014

WTH Are You Doing Now?

Crockpot swaddled in towels
I asked myself that when I went to bed at 1AM and again, when I got up at 4AM. I have no idea why the Mary on the Prairie bug has bit me so hard, but it did.

I came across a recipe to make yogurt using a crockpot. Seemed pretty simple. Heat milk and walk away. And it was simple, but I should have walked away. No, I had to test the temperature of the milk to see if it had reached 180o F. as the reciped indicated it would. The magic number would kill any bugs even though the milk had already been Pasteurized.

I started the whole process at 6 PM so the milk solids could sit in the fridge overnight and turn into Greek-style yogurt by morning. At 8:30 PM, the temperature of the milk had barely reached 150o degrees. At 1 AM, I was still waiting, and I think the temperature came very close. Per recipe instructions I turned the crockpot off. Three hours later, a 1/2 cup of plain yogurt cultures was to be added and then the crockpot covered with towels. I debated staying up until 4 in the blessed AM, but went to bed, set my alarm, and got up to do task. And then went back to bed. I should have just added Greek yogurt to the grocery list, and called it good.


  1. Sounds like way too much work to me!

    1. It wasn't supposed to. Dump milk in the crockpot and walk away.

  2. I forgot to post the link for the recipe. Here it is

  3. I was going to try to make my own almond milk. Then I thought, Thanks for the input!