We have a major favorite around here. It goes by the name of yogurt.
I fell deeply in love with it after a few summers spent in France. Yogurt is serious business out there. Their yogurt aisle in the grocery store takes up the entire back wall of the store. It’s nearly as big as the cheese aisle. (And that is saying something!) Most French varieties come in plain forms, into which you are welcome to mix your favorite fruit, jam, honey, etc. inside. Most of the French enjoy this sweet treat after their family suppers. Not only is it a healthier dessert choice, it is chock full of good-for-you probiotics that ensure a good-working gut. (I don’t know about you, but I kind of think that is important.)
Stephen is particularly a fan of the Greek variety, leftover from his SoCal days, hanging about with the Greeks. It goes great in place of sour cream in everything from dips to baked goods to potato toppings. It has a sweetness all of its own but it is great to take it up a notch with his favorite adornment: honey.
I’m fortunate that even my daughter loves yogurt. In fact, it may be THE favorite food so far. She loves it plain, but is happiest when it comes mixed with a few strawberries. A girl after my own heart. 😉
I ran across this post the other day at Design Mom which reminded me of another reason I love French yogurt: the containers. We just don’t do packaging here like they do in Europe. Repurposing ceramic or glass jars is so much more exciting than those yucky plastic containers we’re left with.
Are you a fan?