In the summer we made these yummy (oh so yummy), simple (oh so simple), and healthy (oh so … well, pretty healthy) yogurt melts. Since February has hit hard, with a one-two punch in the face with snow and power outages, I thought I would fight back.
How- you might be asking? Well, by using that frigid cold weather to make delicious treats. Go ahead February, no power needed for these puppies!
We made these frozen yogurt melts just like we did last time. Mixed the yogurt and berries together, and put them on a cookie sheet. This time we didn’t butter the cookie sheet, and they still came off perfectly fine.
You will note the tongue of concentration …
Then, we got all bundled up. Of course this was not really needed, I could have just popped them out on the porch myself. But we had been snowed in for 3 whole days, and cabin fever was in full swing.
Due to the frigid temperatures, the height of the snow, and the height of my toddler, outside play has been rather minimal. So a little trek out in our winter wonderland to find a place to put out yogurt melts was just the outing we needed.
We opted for a place close to a window so we could watch them, and far away from our animals.
We played outside for just a little while, checking the yogurt melts every 30 seconds or so. Once the kids realized it would take a little while for them to freeze we went inside to wait.
The kids sat by the window on lookout. Mostly looking out for our chickens to discover this tasty treat, but also for any squirrels, mice, or others interested in these delicious freezing morsels.
Having had a few coyotes around lately, Madeline feared we were luring them in for some appetizers before discovering the feathery main course in the nearby coop. I told her coyotes didn’t like yogurt and not to scare the boys.
And then I stood guard for coyotes …
Thankfully nothing noteworthy happened to the yogurt melts. No wild animals were lured.
After the (relatively stressful) 30 minutes to freeze the yogurt melts we brought them inside for a well needed snack.
They were completely delicious and devoured within minutes.
Apparently this activity was full of learning for my little ones too. As John was putting Sam to bed tonight, Sam updated him on his new knowledge of a coyotes diet. You know, that they don’t like milk products. Job well done Mama …