I'm way to excited about the household gadget I got today from Craigslist. It's round, gets hot and makes something delish! Can you guess what it is? I bet you're thinking crockpot, but you'd be wrong (more on that later).
I scored a brand new Waring Pro YM350 Professional Yogurt Maker for $35! It retails online for about $70. It rates at 4.5 stars on Amazon so that's a plus. I opened it when I got home to find it came with plastic jars, I was super bummed. Then I looked in the sink and saw 2 small canning jars (glass) and it struck me, I could just replace all the plastic with my glass, but only if the lids fit! And guess what...they do! I'm so happy right now! I'm going to read the instructions in a little bit, but I plan to have fresh yogurt in the AM for enjoying on our homemade pancakes :) Happy Sunday morning to us!
It makes 48oz of fresh yogurt which will likely take us 2 weeks to eat. I'm guessing though, that my family will ask me to make them some too, which I will be happy to oblige :) I'll keep you all updated on how it works.
Some of you may be wondering why I don't just make it in my crockpot and I've tried. I tried it about 2 months ago and used an entire gallon of our milk to try. Yeah, I'm a dork that way. I wouldn't want to try a small batch...noooooo. O well, it didn't work. My crockpot stayed too hot and it never made it to yogurt.
As for my kitchen being crockpot-less for a month now, I finally replaced it, temporarily. I bought a standard sized one at Thrifty Living this week for $7. My old one was a huge 5-quart and I LOVED it. I could make a ton of beans, a HUGE roast, etc etc. This one is probably 3 quarts and will do for now. I'll be keeping my eye out for a larger one or I may decide to replace my original stoneware down the road, we'll see.
*No pictures today, sorry. Blogger doesn't want to upload any.