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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Emergency Cooking Challenge: Use up 1 gallon of milk

I just discovered an unopened gallon of milk that expired on Friday that I want to use up today. I have to take the boys to a birthday party in a few minutes, but when I get home, I plan to cook up a storm. On my list so far are:

2 loaves of Whole Wheat Milk Bread (our favorite homemade sandwich bread - recipe to come later)
double recipe of Waffles
pudding (chocolate and vanilla)

I'm probably going to need one more recipe. Any suggestions?

13 Comments:

  • At 6/13/10, 11:13 AM, Anonymous Carrie said…

    if pudding wasn't already on your list i definitely would've add it. but i'd just drink the rest. my last bottle of milk didn't actually go bad until a week after the expiration date.

     
  • At 6/13/10, 12:18 PM, Anonymous Kristia@FamilyBalanceSheet said…

    is it whole, part, or skim? you could make ice cream, although whole would be better. Can you freeze it for later use?

     
  • At 6/13/10, 12:33 PM, Blogger Chief Family Officer said…

    @Carrie - I've already got drinking milk that's about to expire. I'm not sure what's happened, but we must be consuming less milk, because my shopping is all off!

    @Krista - It's 1%, I think. I do have cream, though, so I guess I could combine the two. I'd better the ice cream machine in the freezer, stat. Thanks!

     
  • At 6/13/10, 2:03 PM, Anonymous ras said…

    Macaroni and Cheese. It always uses a lot of milk, it keeps well and usually kids love it.

     
  • At 6/13/10, 3:19 PM, Blogger juau4 said…

    Potato Soup uses a good bit of milk. It's tasty but I'm not sure how much kids like it.

     
  • At 6/13/10, 7:01 PM, Blogger Chief Family Officer said…

    @Kristia - Sorry I misspelled your name the first time!

    @juau4 - Hmm, maybe I'll make some for dinner this week. Thanks!

     
  • At 6/13/10, 7:01 PM, Blogger Chief Family Officer said…

    @ras - Why didn't I think of that?

     
  • At 6/13/10, 7:42 PM, Blogger Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said…

    I'm pretty sure you can freeze milk. Just save some for a later batch of waffles or whatever.

     
  • At 6/13/10, 10:22 PM, Blogger Kacie said…

    Make some brownies. Pour big glasses of milk to wash 'em down :)

     
  • At 6/13/10, 11:46 PM, Blogger Camille said…

    I recently cut back to a half gallon a milk because we just weren't going through it all fast enough. I ended up in the same predicament! You can freeze milk if you end up with a lot leftover!

     
  • At 6/14/10, 9:17 AM, Anonymous Jennifer I said…

    Yogurt.

     
  • At 6/14/10, 3:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This won't help this time but in the future. I collected 8 of the Coffeemate creamer container (1 qt plastic). I always buy two gallons, due to the price cut. When I get home, I pour into the containers and freeze seven of them. When the container in the fridge gets about half full, I pull out a frozen one. By the time it is defrosted, we have finished the other. I placed a stickee on the outside of the fridge with the date I put it in the fridge. I have at least a week in the fridge. Now, I always have milk.

     
  • At 6/18/10, 12:08 AM, Blogger Tina said…

    I'm a bit late with this, but have you ever tried 5-Minute Ice Cream? It calls for heavy cream, but I always use whatever milk I have in the house. Cut back on the vanilla, too.
    http://www.instructables.com/id/5-minute-Ice-Cream/

    I have no affiliation with this - I just love it.

     

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