The Crazy Suburban Mom: My Yoplait Yogurt twist of fate stationary giveaway

Thursday, July 16, 2009

My Yoplait Yogurt twist of fate stationary giveaway

Isn't fate a funny thing?

Remember when I joined Weight Watchers a week ago?

And oh, I lost 5 pounds the first week! And yes, I know that kind of weight loss won't keep up and I won't be saying I lost 5 pounds every week but hey, I really enjoyed writing that once.

The night I joined I went to the grocery store to buy some foods that were light and I liked. There is no point in filling your fridge with 2 calorie foods that you can't bear to eat.

One of the foods I got was Yoplait yogurt, which is the funny twist of fate part, so please bear with me here (there is a giveaway at the end for two of you). I got my Yoplait thick and creamy lights home and put one in the freezer because I like my yogurt slightly frozen.

The next morning I opened my email just like every other morning ...and there was an offer from the Yoplait people. They wanted to send me a free Thick & Creamy yogurt which was way cool and very timely. And clearly they didn't know I already had about 5 in my fridge! But that wasn't even the end of it. They also wanted to send me stationary and a pen.

I don't think I've spoken of my love for all things stationary? My ridiculous ability to aimlessly walk the aisles at Staples? My joy in finding new Post-It notes? My thing for Paper Planners? My love of pens? Oh man. I have a serious issues with these things.

And even that wasn't all.

The Yoplait people also want to send two of my blog readers sets of the stationary from Galison. And It's really adorable.

Yoplait Thick and Creamy Gift Photo

Will you look at those note cards?

That squeel-worthy stationary in the middle?

And on the left?

Those are all different sizes of post-its in the cutest permutations ever.

And a pink pen. I mean. Pink.

Pink as the Barbie Convertible I wanted when I was 8 and never got.


The stationary got me all off track. That's what happens to me every time.

Back to the yogurt! I took my coupon out this morning with the intention of getting another yogurt and perhaps doing something different with it. So I give you:

Yoplait Frozen Key Lime Pie Graham Cracker Smacker Stackers


Pardon my picture - I was experimenting with how much to put between the graham
crackers. Even though a few are yummily overloaded I still wanted some photographs.

1 carton key lime pie light thick and creamy yoplait yogurt
1 container vanilla no sugar pudding (refrigerated - single serve)
4 Tbsp light or no sugar cool whip
juice of half a lime
zest of half a lime

graham crackers

Mix together the yogurt and the pudding. When incorporated well add lime juice. Mix again and add the zest.

Add cool whip. Mix until just incorporated. Don't over mix as cool whip tends to disintegrate.

Break graham crackers in half and put about tablespoon (no more than two tablespoons) of the lime yogurt mixture on half of the graham crackers. Let them set, untopped in the freezer for about 15 minutes before topping them with another half of a graham cracker. Put them back in the freezer until you're really to gobble them up. *

I just had one and they are really really yummy. Mmmmm. Major Guilt-free Noms.

Cool and light, very refreshing and summery. Very much like an ice cream sandwich but crispier and not as dense. I've also got another flavor in mind for the Yoplait berry flavor I bought. I'm thinking Yoplait mixed berry yogurt and chocolate graham crackers, whatcha think?

Please leave me a comment for an entry and as always Ginger will be monitoring the giveaway. She's been sleeping during the last few and I've figured a way to keep her on top of this one.



I've put my laptop beside her muffin and she has a view of it all the time.

The one problem I'm having is she's discovered the laptop is toasty and now she want's to sleep on it, and she drools, but you can't have everything as they say.

So ginger will be monitoring the Stationary Giveaway from her new bed, my laptop.

If you want you can tell me something:

Maybe something you do with yogurt?

Maybe if you have a problem with stationary too?

Maybe how you explain to tech support that your computer wasn't exactly immersed in water but you dog just drooled on it?

Please one comment per person or I send Ginger to your house to drool on your computer.

And please leave your email or subscribe to this post or I won't be able to find you!

The entry period for this giveaway has ended - winners will be announced shortly.

* I did add a schooch of green food coloring to the smacker stackers because I was going to be taking the pictures. It's not necessary to do, they are a pretty very very pale green without the coloring*


Misguided Mommy 7/16/09, 2:31 PM  

NO WAY! That is the good stationary from Gallison. I am so frigging jealous you got that for FREE!

Umm, but your lime graham cracker thing kinda freaks me out. Now if you changed the lime pudding to chocolate pudding I could totally roll with it!

mama-face 7/16/09, 2:57 PM  

I have eaten yogurt and graham crackers for awhile, but never in such an extra special recipe sort of way. I just dunk the graham cracker right into the yogurt. How boring.

The post its...I love post it notes, and from what I can tell everyone in the house does because they always disappear. And the pink pen?

Wow, this is one of the best giveaways I've seen, truthfully.

icedteaforme 7/16/09, 3:52 PM  

In honor of ginger, I suggest the lemon flavored yoplait with those ultra thin Anna's brand ginger snaps....sooo good! those ginger snaps also come in other flavors, but i like the plain ginger ones the best....2 cookies are one point...hey i love stationary as well, so much so that I hoard it and never like to use the end of something, i have stuff from when I was in junior high, yes the dark ages, all papyrus, lol ... i wanna win this!

chicamom85 7/16/09, 3:56 PM  

First and most important, Ginger you are the most attractive doggy in the world(does that get me any points?). I love Yoplait, thick and light. I eat it every day. Key lime is my favorite pie and my favorite flavor. I have a muffin that I make that I add yogurt to the ingredients. It is a low fat and very delicious recipe that my family enjoys. Come to think of it, I will have to make a post on my blog with the recipe(does that give me any points?) Honestly though, the thick and creamy version has saved me from eating ice cream on many occasion. It is seriously good stuff.


Jeve (aka John and Steve) 7/16/09, 4:32 PM  

Congrats on the weight loss! That's amazing! Go Yoplait!!

Kathy B! 7/16/09, 4:38 PM  

Awesome job on your weight loss. Keep it up!

As for yogurt? I like vanilla with some fresh blueberries on top at this time of year... YUM!

Sofia Smils 7/17/09, 3:52 PM  

Ah crumbs. I think I'm a blog idiot. I just posted my comment on the Obama Trees one instead of here.

Ok, can I try again? Maybe I should go eat some Yoplait and see if it helps with concentration functions. ROFL!

Vonlipi 7/17/09, 4:18 PM  

Kind of the same feeling dessert wise...I make a package of fat free jello pudding with skim milk (according to package). I line an brownie pan (square one) with graham crakers, then a layer of pudding, then a layer of crackers, then a layer of cool whip. I put plastic wrap on it and stick it the fridge for a couple of hours. it's about 2 points per square. I prefer with vanilla or lemon pudding. :)

Sandy 7/18/09, 1:18 AM  

LOL...I thought of you today in the pen/post it aisle at Target, :-)

Glad I can finally comment, :)

Misguided Mommy 7/18/09, 10:05 AM  

okay so i was reading a comment above about dunking graham crackers in yogurt and it totally reminded me of when i was little and i would dunk graham crackers in chocolate milk. OH BABY.

which got me thinking WHAT ABOUT CINNAMON GRAHAM CRACKERS. It's like a whole new realm of snacks. Cinnamon with vanilla, cinnamon with chocolate and omg what about regular with pistachio....pistachio is divine.

Vonlipi had the best damn idea ever and now i'm thinking ooooh make a napoleon verson, cinnamon grahams with chocolate vanilla and strawberry or regular with chocolate cherry and pistachio like spumoni

and for crying out loud this comment is long....can you tell i like deserts and snacks?

what kind of snack do we get to talk about next week.

Misguided Mommy 7/18/09, 10:15 AM  

also wtf i have two kids and i dont have a single flipping graham cracker in this house TRAVESTY!

Christa 7/18/09, 2:46 PM  

ok so I'm about to make the key lime st uff in a regular pir crust...I hope this works.

The Crazy Suburban Mom 7/18/09, 2:55 PM  

Christa - It should work fine - it will definitely work if you add more coolwhip. cool whip freezes really well


Debbie 7/18/09, 8:39 PM  

I'm a real sucker for any office/desk supplies.
And what do I do with yogurt? I put it under my homemade granola, of course!

Mary 7/19/09, 7:56 PM  

You have to enter me in the giveaway! :p Please. :) I'm a serious stationary-aholic. You don't even know the half of it! lol.

Oh yeah, and I lost 70 pounds with WW before I got pregnant and then the pregnancy weight after my kid was born. I love their program and wish you luck with it. :)

mary b tanck at gmail dot com

denise 7/24/09, 8:43 AM  

I cannot believe I have never thought of putting yogurt with the boys' graham crackers. Thank you.

I LOVE stationery and this pack is SO cute!!


Luvdaylilies 7/24/09, 11:54 PM  

Yoplait has always been my favorite yogurt=) Love it!
Vanilla is my favorite flavor & sometimes I will top it with granola, very yummy! Try it=)
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Anonymous,  7/25/09, 9:29 PM  

Love Yoplait; love your post :) I think I would like to dog-sit Ginger. And I never would have thought to put the yogurt on graham crackers ... but it does look tasty!

Carol in E TN 7/25/09, 11:18 PM  

Your recipe sounds very tasty! I like yogurt straight out of the carton.

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