Monthly Archives: September 2011

Stonyfield Yogurt


Dear Stonyfield Yogurt

I love you.

You bring joy to my taste buds.  Especially your Chocolate Underground.

I know people that turn up their nose to your chocolate flavor but they have not tried you.  I cheer you on and hope that one day they will see the light and try your chocolaty goodness.

I know lots of people that make their own yogurt and they urge me to give it a try, but I won’t because I do not know how to make chocolate yogurt.  In fact you are the only ones that I know of that makes yummy chocolate yogurt.

My only complaint is that you are an expensive yogurt.  But, you are on sale at Ingles right now and I bought almost all of you from their store today.  I left 3 in case someone else loves you too.

I do appreciate your rewards program so that I can get free chocolate yogurt sometimes.

I also am very glad that you carry the good bacteria that helps protect against stomach virus’ because I am very sensitive to that.

Thank you for making Chocolate Underground yogurt; please do not ever stop.





Our life revolves around food


I have come to realize that my world revolves around food.

This could explain why I need to lose about 25lbs 🙂

I love food and I want my family to love food.

Not just the eating of it, but the making of it.

I want Smiley to grow up know where our food comes from.

I want her to know eggs come from chickens and not just from the grocery store.

I want her to know that fruit grows during seasons and not year round.

I want her to know that grapes grow on vines and peaches on trees and not because she read it in a book.

I want her to enjoy the smell and taste of bread straight out of the oven.

I want her to know jelly can be made at home and does not have to be bought in a store.

I hope Smiley grows up to appreciate all that God has given to us to enjoy.

I want her to stand in an apple orchard on a mountain side and thank our Creator for creating such wonderful things.

I hope she gets to be at her great aunt and uncles house when the corn gets harvested and appreciate the hard work that goes into getting that corn on the table.

I hope she grows up to enjoy food as much as I do.

Thrifty Thursday


Fall is coming.

I sometimes feel it in the air on my morning walks.

For me Fall means soups and stews and crock pot meals.

To pay homage to favorite season I give you a delicious, cheap crock pot meal.

  • Creamy Chicken
  • ~1lb boneless chicken
  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pkg dry italian dressing
  1. Mix cheese, milk and dressing together.
  2. Place chicken in crock pot and pour mixture over top.
  3. Cook on low ~6hrs.
  4. Serve over rice or egg noodles.

This recipe has lots of flavor and the chicken just falls apart it is so tender.  I served it over brown rice and it was wonderful.  The family loved it and it will definitely be making an appearance in our home again.