It turns out the reason I was feeling so draggy was because I was fighting an infection. I had a cracked tooth that couldn’t be saved so it was pulled AND (there is a connection here) so I have to eat soft foods!
It hasn’t exactly been a fun week. I’m not sleeping well. I have what feels like a huge hole in my mouth. But everyone has been kind and caring and done their very best to take good care of me. I am really a huge dental coward and have had a few negative experiences at the dentist in the past. Some of my teeth are just bad. Like – they probably shop-lift and litter and I’m sure some of them smoke out behind the bleachers.
It took a real effort on my part to take myself to the office of the endodontist for a consult. And to learn I would not be having a retreat of a root canal (that my own dentist had termed “really difficult, I wouldn’t touch it”) but instead would need to have the problem tooth extracted was both a relief and something else to be anxious about. However, I was sent to an oral surgeon right away that afternoon. I picked up Rem on the way for support and to drive home after, the deed was done in fairly short order, and I was asleep for the procedure. That helped a LOT!
Anyway, the silver lining is that eating ice cream is expected and even encouraged after such an experience. And this recipe uses Greek Yogurt and peanut butter so it is full of protein. So the day after the procedure, Rem went to the store to pick up the ingredients, and we made it together.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt
Barely Adapted from Alaska From Scratch
14 oz. sweetened, condensed milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups plain Greek yogurt (I love Fage brand, and used the 2%)
1 cup milk (ours is 2%)