I found the missing thermos bottle lid. I can't even take credit for it. When I went out into the kitchen to look for it, it had magically appeared on the counter. I swear it wasn't there when I left the kitchen. Gremlins? Children? Early onset Alzheimers? You decide because I wouldn't even try to guess at this point.
No matter how the lid materialized, the fact that it did means I can try my hand at yogurt making tonight! I am psyched! I'm going to hedge the bet and use vanilla soymilk for my first batch. I'm thinking of it in much the same way as sourdough starter. If I can get a successful batch going, I should never have to buy yogurt again, not even to use as starter. More on this tomorrow.
Speaking of sourdough, that's something I'd like to revisit in the future. I like the idea of never needing to buy yeast again. I mean what could be more local than the spores floating around your own home? (Eww, that doesn't make sourdough sound very appealing, no matter how technically correct it is.) For now, I have a huge amount of yeast in the freezer so its a down the road project.
I did make a several batches of carob banana muffins with walnuts yesterday. I also mustered up the energy to make split pea soup, biscuits and burger patties out of leftover sloppy joe but that's pretty much where my energy ran out. On tonight's agenda is French Onion soup along with Cajun black eyed peas and collards. I still don't feel like cooking but I also don't feel like spending when there's tons of food options in the house!