I wish I could tell you that I woke up that day with a good nights sleep, bursting with energy and ready to take on 2013 since I wasn't hungover ... but it didn't really go that way.
These past few weeks have been a hangover without the booze. Pregnancy almost feels like a nine month hangover for me.
I woke up with lower back and abdomen pain (and this really weird rib pain). I was tired and short of breath no matter what I did. I tried to lay on the couch and cuddle up with a down comforter and just relax but it's really hard to get comfortable.
I'm almost 19 weeks along and it seems everyone (with the exception of a couple ladies I know) is surprised I'm so uncomfortable so soon. I can only imagine what I am in for in the coming months. :(
Anyway, back to the frozen yogurt. I figured, if I'm uncomfortable no matter what, I might as well do something productive. Also with resolutions and all, I thought frozen yogurt was a better option than ice cream.
I think the trick with ice cream makers is to make sure you freeze the mixing bowl for about a day or so ahead of time. It was extremely simple from there.
It was so easy that my head is filling up with all these flavor ideas. Honey, blackberry, brown sugar ... I could go on and on.
Happy New Year! Lets clink our frozen yogurt spoons to 2013. The year of baby Austin! (That's right... we have a name!)
Easy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
1 pint hulled and sliced strawberries
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup plain yogurt (any flavor you want)
1/2 cup sugar
Juice of 1/2 a lemon or any citrus you have in the house
1. Place your ice cream makers mixing bowl in the freezer at least 24 hours ahead of time.
2. Add your strawberries, sugar and juice into a medium sauce pan. Let the ingredients combine and simmer on medium heat until the juices in the strawberries start to release. Bring to a low boil and then turn off the heat. Pour into a large mixing bowl and let cool completely.
3. When cooled completly add your 1 cup Greek and 1 cup plain yogurt. Mix and add to your frozen mixing bowl.
4. Let your ice cream maker do it's magic for about 20 minutes or until you get your desired consistency. I like to put my frozen yogurt into a tupper ware container and let it get even harder in the freezer for a few hours before serving.