Friday, September 27, 2013

A bone to pick + Five for Friday

First things first: I have a serious bone to pick with Chobani.

Allow me to explain: for the last year and a half or so, I have cut sour cream out of my diet and replaced it with plain Greek yogurt.

(PS - if you haven't tried this, you should. Same taste, same texture, more protein, I don't feel bad about loading a baked potato with 1/4 cup of it... win, win, win, win.)

That being said, I purchase the giant containers of plain Chobani - 32 oz - for about $5 at whichever grocery store I'm at. It lasts me a few weeks, and it makes me happy. Or, at least, it USED to! Apparently, Chobani has stopped selling these large containers of yogurt, because I cannot find them anywhere. The "big" containers now are about half the size, and about $4. Nothing about this is good! More money, less yogurt, not happy. It is a travesty. Because of this issue, I have been forced to try a new brand of yogurt (thank you, Wegmans, for selling the big containers), and I have yet to come to terms with this. We had a good thing going, Chobani. Why'd ya have to go and ruin it??

Five for Friday: Really Random

1. We have a To-Do list with approximately 9834 items on it for tomorrow / this weekend. I am confident that we can get it all done! But it is slightly daunting.... on the bright side, I do love list-making.
2. One of the things on the list is to hang my gallery wall. We have a great space in the main entry way that I have been picturing having lots of pictures up on, and I can't wait to make it happen. Currently, said gallery wall looks like this:

Not exactly the look I'm going for...

3. I made the most delicious bean soup one night this week. Thanks to Allison for the recipe! C & I both loved it, and it will be a great addition to our fall / winter weekly dinner rotation.

4. We totally pushed our social boundaries last night (really demonstrating my / our home-body-ness right now...). I found out that the local chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Club was hosting a get-together at a local bar to watch VT vs GT last night, so we went and met up with them! It was just C and me and a group of people my parents' age for a while... fun! But then Stephanie and her husband showed up, and it turned out that we had a blast! We only stayed at the bar til half time then headed home, but it was still fun to branch out a little and meet some people. The alumni club seems to be pretty active down here, so I'm looking forward to see what else that holds for us.

5. I'm burning this candle today and my house smells amazing:

Tomorrow is "do all of the things" day, and then on Sunday we are off to C's cousin's wedding in Leesburg. Anyone have any fun weekend plans?

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Caitlin said...

We love Fage 0% Plain in our house! I hate when companies change things though. :(

Chris B. said...

If you want another option for a decent greek yogurt, try the generic stuff they sell at Food Lion. I think it's called Taste Of Inspiration. It's pretty good and has nearly the exact same ingredient list as Chobani. None of the bad stuff. And it's cheap which is awesome too. Great meeting you last night!

stephsspotblog said...

Good Luck with your to-do list! I need a day to just 'do' everything.. unfortunately my next two weekends don't look promising for one of those days!

Kate @ Like American Honey said...

Also LOVE Wegmans!! That place is amazing. Your candle looks so yummy. I will have to look for that one!

Kathleen Walpole said...

Wegmans and I are best friends! Candle looks so good!

blm said...

bummer about chobani. we JUST got the individual cups here so i'm counting my blessings with that. i miss wegman's so bad!

Anna said...

Whomp whomp about the Chobani! We still have it here in Richmond and I bought some yesterday. Have you looked in different stores around you?

Also that candle sounds uh-maze-ing!

Allison said...

I'm so glad you loved the soup! I always have the ingredients on hand, because it's requested quite frequently in this house. :) Fortunately, it's also an easy recipe to memorize.

I hope you were able to make some progress on your to-do list this weekend!

Ashley Sprano said...

i like that you still dotted your letters on TO DO