Okay, this may seem a silly thing to be excited about, but I found an easy way to make a whole gallon of yogurt at one time without a bunch of jars and dishes to wash.
Yesterday, like every day, I was getting the milk can ready for the morning milk to be brought in. We have an abundance of milk right now and I had a gallon without any jars to put it in. So I poured it in a pot figuring I'd do something with it. I ended up heating it up, adding yogurt culture, then incubating it in the pot in the oven for about 6 hours. I just covered the pot with towels and occasionally let the oven heat to 110, then turned it off.
It came out great and we ate a whole gallon of yogurt for breakfast this morning. It was almost like a free breakfast and everyone got to choose their own flavor.
The kids thought it was great, but pointed out I shouldn't do it everyday or they'd get sick of it like they have oatmeal. Oatmeal used to be a treat to them, but now they are always happy to have something different.
I wonder if toasted oats on top of yogurt would be any good? I think it would make the kids groan to see it though!