We are never without homemade thick Greek yogurt in this house. I really can’t remember the last time we had none in the house. Since I have an Instant Pot in MO (like it matters since I haven’t been in forever!) and a yogurt strainer and probably the first thing I do when I walk through the door will be start a batch of yogurt.
But, we’ve been out for probably four days. Long enough that I was concerned my starter might be old. Every day I’d say “I need to make yogurt!” and I’d not think about it til late. My preference is to start it about 11 p.m., then it does its thing all night and in the morning I stick it in the fridge, let it thicken up a bit, then put it in the strainer for a couple of days. Usually I start the next batch while the first batch is in the strainer but we’ve been so busy, I think about it right before I go to bed. Milk stays in the shop fridge and I am not walking over to the shop late at night when Vince is already asleep. A coyote could get me and no one would ever know what happened to me.
So, it was about noon yesterday when I was still in the kitchen messing with the soup and I remembered the yogurt. Instead of putting it off til right before bed, I stopped right then and made it so it ended up being finished about 8 p.m. last night. I poured it into a half gallon jar because I didn’t have room in the house fridge for the Instant Pot. Usually I just take the inner pot with the glass lid to the shop fridge and leave it there but last night, I poured it into the jar to cool.
Sometime this afternoon I’ll transfer it to the strainer and by Saturday, we’ll have yogurt again and I will remember to start the next batch so we don’t run out again! I’ve missed having it.
Right now we’re getting a ton of plums. They are so sweet and the skin is so sour. Every time I eat one, which is about 100 times a day, I’m wishing I had yogurt to go with it. Soon I will have my yogurt.