Valentine’s Day came early today.
My friends at Stonyfield sent a Happy Valentine’s Day package of chocolate….
chocolate yogurt that is.
I tried Stonyfield’s Chocolate Oikos when the flavor was first released a couple of years and remember enjoying it, but didn’t like how it could only be found at the Whole Foods near me at the time. It’s only in recent weeks that I’ve seen the flavor suddenly popping up at my Publix – smart move Stonyfield.
The Chocolate and Caramel Oikos are only sold in four packs and are a tad on the small side. I bulked up the Chocolate Oikos today with fresh strawberries and walnuts.
The Chocolate Oikos was just as I remembered – a little on the thin side with a strange resemblance to chocolate milk. It reminded me more of melted chocolate ice cream than creamy greek yogurt. It was good, but I wish it was a little thicker. Come to think of it, I think that’s the real reason I never went out of my way to purchase more.
The Chocolate Oikos was a fun mid-day treat, but I think it would be just as easy to make your own at-home version of the chocolate yogurt with plain yogurt and chocolate Hershey syrup. Has anyone tried that? I think I just might!
Dinner tonight was super easy and took just 20 minutes to make.
I started by following the directions on the back of the quinoa package to prepare 3 cups of cooked quinoa. It was one part quinoa, two parts water, and 15 minutes of cook time – done.
While the quinoa cooked on one burner, I used the another to heat up some chopped sausage, garlic, corn, zucchini, and yellow squash.
When the quinoa was done, I added all of it to the veggie pan with two heaping spoonfuls of fresh goat cheese. The goat cheese melted with the quinoa and made a yummy creamy sauce for the dish.
Plated with walnuts on top.
Derek proclaimed it was his favorite dish of the month. I think it was the goat cheese – he’s a sucker for goat cheese.
I thought it was good too. Nice and simple, yet very flavorful.
For dessert I had my last piece of birthday Key Lime Pie.
No plate needed.
And Derek is in bed before. This may be a first.