With our willingness to experiment we have made some meals that will never be repeated.  One day Rob, who loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, had the brilliant idea of making PB&J yogurt.  He took yogurt, PB2, sugar-free raspberry jam and mixed it together to pack in his lunch for work.  Being committed to eat it at work, because of a lack of back-up options, he gagged it down.  It is fair to say, DON’T DO IT!

We have also learned a couple of lessons from the recipes in the book.  The first is that a cup of oats ground at home is different from a cup of Bob’s Red Mill Oat Flour.  The cup of oats thrown in the blender comes out to a little over 3/4 of a cup of oat flour.  Keep that in mind when you are making the delicious muffin recipes.

When making the Fiery Sweet Potato Chips for phase 2, watch them like a hawk and don’t put the baking sheet below the middle of the oven.  We have set the smoke detectors off… Twice…  Overall, it seems like a finicky recipe that you just have to get through with a little trial and error.  We have to admit they are even tasty when a bit dark.  They are fantastic when cooked just right.

Like anything new in life, there are lessons to be learned before perfection is achieved.  Though it is easy, for us anyway, to get into the groove of the SOS program, there are going to be hurdles and bumps in the road.  Stick to it, adapt and overcome to obtain your success!