My New Baby--Another Step To Frugality.
I bought this little yogurt maker awhile ago. My husband likes to take yogurt to work with him each day to eat for breakfast. On sale I could usually pick it up for .50 a carton. That was running $14 a month. Not too bad, but when looking at the additives, etc. that was in the carton, I thought I might be able to make my own, nonfat yogurt and flavor it myself. This little machine cost $19. It paid for itself in the second month. The nonfat milk we were already buying anyway. I had the additional cost of the nonfat dry milk and one .33 cent carton of plain yogurt to use as a starter. Now I make a batch each week. It takes about five minutes of work, and four hours to set up. I flavor it with honey and vanilla and toss in frozen blueberrie, raspberries or whatever. It's not as firm as that you buy, but it's certainly cheaper and more healthful--and it's delicious!