Bad, Bad, Yogurt

Evening Chicas!

I had an awesome run this morning, although it was cold, cold, COLD! I went from running in 55 degree weather to 35 degree weather this morning! I’m trying to run outside as long as my body (and mind) will let me, because I’m dreading going back on the treadmill for the season. Does anyone else feel this way?

I was running late as usual, so I decided to eat breakfast at work. I remembered I had a Trader Joe’s vanilla Greek yogurt at work, so I took a few walnuts from home to stir in. When I actually looked at the date on the yogurt it said November 5. Hmm…I know you can usually eat yogurt a few days past the expiration, but I thought I’d get a second opinion from a coworker. She replied, “it’s yogurt, it’s already cultured so it won’t be bad.”

11.12 Greek yogurt walnuts

After smelling it, I added my walnuts and took a few bites. I realized that it was not a smart move. It was indeed cultured yogurt – a little too cultured for me – and I consider myself a very cultured person – he he! Bad, Bad, yogurt.

I threw it out – walnuts and all (goodbye $2.50) and starting trolling the halls looking for a second breakfast. My choices were very limited, either leftover Halloween candy or a questionable bag of crackers. But then, I saw this…

11.12 Nonnis biscotti

And Nonni’s Biscotti it was! I very rarely eat biscotti which is kind of strange since I’m a big fan of the big CRUNCH. This lovely came from a brand new container a vendor sent to our office – just in time too!

11.12 Nonnis biscotti2

Seeing as it was biscotti, I figured I should have something warm to go with it – enter Tazo Awake Tea…

11.12 Tazo Awake Tea

I just so happened to have one stashed in my desk. I proceeded to drink a HUGE mug of tea and crunch away on my breakfast…

11.12 Tazo Awake Tea 3

Work is picking up a bit, but not so much that I couldn’t meet my favorite guy out for lunch today. We made a last-minute date at Go Roma. I had a lovely pairing – soup and sammie…

11.12 Butternut squash - veggie panini

I haven’t had butternut squash soup in forever and today was the first time I had it at this restaurant. Fantastic! Very rich and creamy with a smooth texture.

11.12 Butternut Squash Soup

My 1/2 veggie panini with spinach, red peppers, and goat cheese also was well-worth the money. Yes, I ate the French fries. All of them.

11.12 veggie pannini

With such a big lunch, it was no snacking for me this afternoon. I wasn’t even interested. When dinner rolled around at 6:30 PM, I had regained my appetite but really didn’t feel like cooking anything challenging. So, it was warmed up pasta sauce with homemade turkey meat balls….

11.12 Pasta and Meat Sauce

11.12 turkey meatball

This is such a comforting dish, I was ready to curl up on the couch and take a nap after I ate.

I am getting very, very sleep, so I checking out for tonight. I have the day off tomorrow so I’m planning to do a little pre-Thanksgiving Christmas shopping – ho ho! If anyone knows of any good deals, please send the info my way.

Have a great night!


  1. haha I’ve always said the same thing. Yogurt, sour cream, and cottage cheese…I usually just eat them a good amount of days past the expiration date. I figured they’re already “sour” or cultured. But guess yours wasn’t too hot!

  2. yogurt and milk even last way beyond their ‘sell by’ date. i love the addition of the candy corn on the yog…very festive!

    delicious looking homemade turkey meatballs! you should post the recipe 🙂

  3. That sandwich looks delicious! Soup and a panini is such a comforting cold weather lunch :O).

  4. Hi there! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I’ve had a look around yours…there is so much good looking food, and I love your “no diet” philosophy!
    Running in the cold is SO hard! Nice work 😉

  5. The yogurt looks delish! And you know, now that I think about it, I don’t believe I’ve ever eaten butternut squash soup! I’m seeing it across the blogosphere but I don’t remember ever actually eating it. Hmm…. I’ll have to work on that!

    Your photos are gorgeous!!

    Wow. Can’t believe you ran outside. I’ve been considering running. Not sure yet, though.

    I’m lovin’ your blog – I’ll be back for sure!!


  6. Hi Tay, After eating that yogurt I had flashbacks of the 4th grade when I received a spoiled milk from the “milk lady”. From then on, I never drank milk before smelling it first! It happened to my sister too!

  7. Naomi, My husband saw your comment and said he would be happy to give me the recipe to post online. Woo, hoo! That’s a first for him!

  8. Hi Lara – Believe me, I’d much rather be running in San Diego like I was last week!

  9. Hey Raw Juice Girl – Thanks for stopping by! I’ve always wanted to try to make butternut squash soup at home but I’m not sure how it would be “from scratch”. I may try a soup starter from Trader Joe’s first.

  10. Aww that’s such a bummer when you find out a food that you made is bad!! I hate when that happends with the milk after I’ve poured it into my cereal… seems like such a waste!

  11. I am also dreading having to make the transition to the treadmill.

    I love Awake tea!

  12. I was searching to find out how long that Greek yogurt last after the sell by date. Which lead me to your blog. I did enjoy the story, but it didn’t really answer my question that I was searching for. I just finished my breakfast of multi-grain oats cereal with an out dated container of pomegranate flavored Greek yogurt. It was over a month past its date and it was as good as it normally is. I know that you are probably thinking that I might be crazy, but I always check the product before consumption. There is nothing worse than eating some thing that has spoiled or gone bad. I also believe that if it is OK to eat as long as it is not growing fussy things or giving off a strange odor.

  13. P.S. to the previous post the sell by date was only one day over a month. It was dated: 12/26/2012

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