Not the creepy kind that will end up on an A&E show or anything. I just love having stocked cupboards and freezers. Rachel came over last week and helped me clean out my fridge, and when she was done, it looked so empty. When I run low on something in my pantry, I get antsy. But I love love love coming across a recipe and having all the ingredients to make it right there.
But, when I come across a good sale, I buy a lot. Right now, I am in possession of 16 lbs of blueberries. The cashier at Safeway asked me what I was going to do with all those blueberries, and I replied “freeze them!”. But, I also have a blueberry obsessed daughter who will likely polish off at least one flat all on her own.
I also sometimes buy things at Costco that I shouldn’t because I think I will use it.
Plain greek yogurt.
3 tubs of it.
I don’t like yogurt at all, and my kids don’t like plain yogurt. But I like the versatility of yogurt and will try and find ways to use it. Sometimes I’m successful and sometimes I’m not. Plain is great because you can add it to sweet or savoury dishes, and greek yogurt makes for an awesome tzatziki (which I’ll be making today) without the hassle of straining regular yogurt overnight. Yup, been there, done that.
We are also in the middle of a little heat wave right now, and the idea of turning on my stove or oven makes me cringe. I came across the idea of frozen yogurt bark on Pinterest, but didn’t have to click to see the recipe. I just started mixing things together and threw it in the freezer. What came out was a healthy frozen dessert / snack / treat / breakfast that my kids enjoy on these hot days. It’s kind of like the frozen yogurt tubes, but without the portability and weird ingredients. Even now, I’m thinking of all sorts of variations and flavours I could try to mix it up in the future.
But, right now, I’ve got 16lbs of blueberries to do something with.
Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Bark
- 2 c. plain greek yogurt
- 1/3 c. honey
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract (I used vanilla paste)
- 2 c. blueberries, washed and stray stems removed
- **If you have other flavoured yogurt on hand, omit the honey and vanilla and just mix the yogurt and blueberries together instead.
- In medium sized bowl, stir together the yogurt, honey and vanilla.
- Gently stir in the blueberries and mix until all combined.
- In a parchment lined 9x13 pan, pour in the yogurt mixture and spread out evenly making sure blueberries are evenly distributed.
- Freeze overnight and cut into desired serving size