For some reason I have done a lot of grocery shopping in the past week. We have a lot of food, the refrigerator is packed, as is the pantry. I don’t know if it’s because I want the kids to have a variety to choose from for their school lunches or that I don’t want to hear, “we don’t have anything eat”, or if it was the Superbowl. Although this year’s Superbowl (which technically is supposed to be the American football championship) didn’t lend itself to increasing appetites as much as it did to causing brain explosions of wonder at the ineptitude and apparent disinterest in the game by the Denver Broncos.
My favorite part of the game was seeing this on Facebook:
With all this food variety, I forgot until this morning when I was making my lunch for work that I had bought a big tub of Greek yogurt with honey. I got out a bowl to put it in to take it to work (for our company Christmas party’s gift exchange I got Pyrex glass storage bowls – SCORE!)
I spooned in the yogurt and then licked the spoon. Oh ohhhhh whaaa??? Perhaps I have never had Greek yogurt with honey for this is yogurt of the gods handed down by Athena or another beautiful yogurt goddess. I made Brigid try some, she was duly unimpressed as 14-year-olds are want to be. Ahhh , Greek yogurt with honey, where have you been? Why have you waited so long to make yourself known to me? I kept eating it out of the container, it was like eating cheese cake filling. So. Good.
I finally put it away but I didn’t want to. I wanted to eat it all and go buy more so there would be a Big Fat Greek Yogurt Family in my fridge. I only wanted to be friends with honey Greek yogurt, I called it “honey” too because I loved it so much.
As I walked away from the fridge I began to wonder, what is it about this yogurt that causes such an instant and passionate response from the loins of my taste buds? Why?! Why is this yogurt so different and creamy and perfect? Like edible alabaster Greek goddess yogurtness?
Wait a minute.
I opened the fridge and looked at the yogurt container, searching for the familiar words. The words I see on all the yogurt containers I buy….”non-fat” or at least “low-fat”. Nope. My crush on the honey Greek yogurt was a fully saturated fat love.
Why did I love this yogurt so much? Because it was full fat cream yogurt honey love and fat tastes good.