Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Working On It

We are I am making  trying to make some
changes around here.

We They use the microwave 
for everything  way too much.


I am replacing it's spot on the kitchen counter
with this.
Even though it is hardly a "replacement"
it is a good space holder.


The microwave hasn't gone far.
But if they want to use it,
they have to walk downstairs to do it.
and then walk back up.

Yes, I am that kind of mom.
The one that bets on our innate laziness
to get us to break a bad habit.


Next change,
homemade yogurt


made with local hormone-free skim milk.


We have never been milk drinkers
and I am hoping to up our calcium intake
by introducing more yogurt.
The girls are all for this.



Now that's a fruit and yogurt parfait.


I will let you know how we are adjusting to not
having the microwave so handy.
After I moved it, I remembered I use it to melt 
the oils when I make our soaps.
I am certainly getting my exercise.

18 comments:

RiverBend Farm said...

Yumm..that looks good. And good for ya!

Lori Skoog said...

We do not have a micro wave...but that yogurt maker looks mighty interesting.

Ronda said...

I have always been suspicious of microwaves and our grown children share these concerns, but the research you cite strengthens my aversion to this dangerous kitchen gadget! And your attempts at eating whole foods:
GOOD FOR YOU!!!
I also need to get back into making my own yogurt! You are inspiring!

Jill said...

YOur yogurt looks very good! Good luck on your changes. I bet you'll all do great.

TexWisGirl said...

ha ha. sort of a 'sauce for the goose' story. :)

Annette said...

Can you make yogurt with goat milk? I love homemade granola with yogurt, a bit of honey and berries. Yum! I have a microwave but only use it for melting butter.

Nancy Claeys said...

Wow -- we don't have a basement. Would you make me put the microwave outside in the garage? Lol.

All good changes for better health. Good for you, Mom.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The boys and I all had yogurt parfaits for breakfast this morning. We didn't make the yogurt ourselves, but they were sure yummy!

small farm girl said...

I use my microwave as a bread box. LOL. Works really good!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the idea of making your own yogurt! That parfait looks great, and yep, I do believe that's a Mason jar I see:@)

Snooks said...

The yogart looks yummy. So do the two dairy containers that brought back memories of fresh dairy milk that I have not been lucky enough to taste in ages. Toaster ovens are awesome. I love mine.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Randy said...

Tasty looking breakfast parfait.

Candy C. said...

I have a Salton yogurt maker and I love making yogurt from my goat milk. My favorite breakfast is yogurt with blueberries and homemade granola! YUM!
I have been thinking about giving up the microwave...

retrorevival.biz said...

How pretty and yummy looking, that yogurt in the mason jar!

~Cindy

Jennifer said...

I love that your "That kind of mom", lol. I love your new changes, not hard changes... you all can do it! Parfait looks so yummy, I can wait to start makin hm yogurt again, I miss it so much.

Charlotte said...

My first husband bought me a microwave for a Christmas present--After that I made a rule for him to never buy me something with a plug.

The yogurt looks great.

Buttons said...

MMMM homemade yogurt.
Stair master your legs will look great LOL. B

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

What a smart girl! I know we use our microwave too much but since ours is over the stove it will be a little hard to move it down the basement ;) I like the idea of making my own yogurt...I've thought about it but haven't gotten any further than that. Mmmm that granola parfait looks delicious. OH...I do make my own granola though...but that dark chocolate almond organic stuff looks and sounds REALLY good :)