28 June 2010

Yoghurt Week - Day One

















I was lucky enough to be sent out a rather large supply of Total Greek Yoghurt. I was extra pleased because it is my normal yoghurt of choice and I know just how delicious it is. It was a bit of a tight squeeze in my wee fridge, but all in all I was a very happy blogger.

I sat and had a think about what I might make with the yoghurt and instantly came up with a few ideas, so I decided to make a little series of it. I hereby christen this week 'Yoghurt Week'. I plan to post a different recipe or serving suggestion each day.

I am easing myself into Monday with some 0% Total Yoghurt for breakfast. "What's new about that?" I hear you say. May I remind you I have recently had a baby. Let me give you a run down of my morning.

Baby wakes. I wake. Baby plays with music box happily for 20 minutes or so. I lie with my eyes shut and try to wake up without alerting baby I am awake (sneaky huh?). I eventually give in to the fact that I have to get up. Baby is instantly aware I have opened my eyes and starts getting excited, gurgling and kicking his legs. I get out of bed, walk around the bed and smile down at baby in his crib and say good morning. Next, I wake daddy, who has to get up for work anyway and pass baby to him. Daddy takes baby and changes his nappy while I go downstairs and make daddy's lunch. Daddy brings baby downstairs and I feed baby for about an hour, playing on facebook whilst feeding baby.Daddy leaves for work during this time. Baby finishes feeding and I burp baby. Chat to baby for a while and then head upstairs with baby to make the bed and tidy around. Head downstairs, open mail and water plants. Take baby upstairs and give him his bath and get him dressed. Read baby a story, have a cuddle. Time for another feed and some time to check emails and blog whilst feeding baby. Do a spot of housework, have shower and get dressed. Time for another feed. "Oh my goodness, it's 2pm and I haven't had anything to eat yet!".

Yes, that is how my morning usually goes. Breakfast doesn't get a look in and if I have to be anywhere early it is a nightmare and the house is just abandoned in whatever state it is in until we get home again. Goodness knows how I am going to manage when I go back to work.

Baby has kindly fallen asleep this morning. Neither of us are washed and dressed yet, but I am going to take advantage of the moment and have some breakfast. I am going to treat myself to my favourite Summer start to the day. Greek yoghurt with fresh fruit and honey. As an extra treat I am having my yoghurt, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries with a dollop of manuka honey (courtesy of my friend Lisa). Mmmmmmmm, it is so good. More like caramel than honey.

Breakfast. I should have it more often.

25 comments:

  1. It is lovely isn't it.

    Shove it in the food processor with a frozen banana and some berries and oats for great smoothie. I still have one pot left so need to do that and take a photo.

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  2. That sounds like a plan and a half Helen, thanks for the suggestion :)

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  3. Oh, that morning brings back memories........the smell of warm babies........ when you burp them, they fall asleep on your shoulder and you can't move for fear of waking them.........a little bit of 'posset' in my hair.........awww.
    Anyhow, back to food. Total's just the best Greek yoghurt and the fruit and honey looks gorgeous with it.

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  4. Hi Lynn, Getting Cooper to sleep during the day, unless he is in his pram is nearly impossible, so I was pleased to have time for breakfast this morning. He slept for an hour and a half.

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  5. Cooper is one lovely baby!

    This easy yet stylish breakfast , I love a lot!

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  6. Oh the memories!! He is a little dote :-}}

    You should give Nigella's Barbados Cream a go during the yogurt week.

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  7. This post really made me smile :) What a morning! The yoghurt looks lovely, I swear my eating yoghurt everyday - aids digestion wonderfully! Cooper is just too cute! Lucie x

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  8. Thanks Sophie :)

    Which book is that from Brownieville Girl?

    I used to eat yoghurt every day Lucie, but I have got out of the habit. I must start eating it more often :)

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  9. Well your table certainly looks clean and tidy. I loved having a fridge crammed with yogurt, though I did get a few black looks from CT who was hoping for something a little more interesting to be found there!

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  10. Hi Choclette, The place is probably ok by most people's standards, but I like it to be very tidy. The livingroom is the worst room for getting untidy. Baby things everywhere. Blankets, toys, bibs, muslins etc etc I suppose I should get used to it, as it will only get worse as he gets older.

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  11. Cooper is a cutie :-)

    Yogurt, honey and fruit is one of my favourite combinations and yours looks beautiful :-)

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  12. Thanks Sunita, I think so too (about the baby and the breakfast) :)

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  13. Awe - but sweet little Connor is worth some sacrifices isn't he lol. I agree though that this is a great summer breakfast. I was lucky enough to have a huge batch of yoghurt delivered a little while ago, it was lots of fun discovering all the different ways it could be used up!

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  14. Hey Chele, He is definitely worth sacrificing a meal or two for :)

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  15. Cooper is adorable :-) And sure yogurt makes a great breakfast.

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  16. Gorgeous little angel asleep.

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  17. It is a great breakfast Juliana. I a going to try and get back in the habit of having it for breakfast again.

    He is Cynthia, but the poor wee soul has a bad cough this morning.

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  18. I look forward to yorgurt week, and more cute baby pictures!

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  19. So fresh, So simple and possibly the best use for yoghurt. Yum! You're baby is so cute too.

    BTW - did you know that it's recommended to take a teaspoon of Manuka honey every day to keep the doctor away? It's my morning ritual ;-)

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  20. That could be arranged Pam :)

    I didn't know that Val, but I would be quite happy to follow that advice. It is yummy :)

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  21. What a sweet post my dearest friend. Such a sweet little boy and a most treasured friend you are. Just yum is your recipe.

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  23. am so glad you are getting some breakfast - you need it with all those feeds - I confess I was so hungry with feeding sylvia that I couldn't go without breakfast - but I have never been able to skip it - always preferable to housework - but you sound very organised - a friend of mine said not to worry ahead because things always change with kids - soon as you think you have them sorted they create a new problem - that is why they are cute - so they get away with it! And the yoghurt looks delicious never had it with manuka honey - must try that

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  24. Hi Johanna, Hmmmmmmmm, well I haven't managed breakfast again yet, but I live in hope.

    You must try yoghurt with manuka honey, if you have some. It is such a treat :)

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  25. The way you describe manuka honey makes me want to go out and find it asap! Hope you find time in the mornings to come to have more yummy breakfasts like this. :)

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