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#1 of 6 Old 09-06-2008, 12:38 AM - Thread Starter
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In our area, we can only buy 1 liter bottles of milk. After a week, the milk is icky, and gets worse fast. (It might be worth noting that I'm on the picky side, when it comes to milk's age.) However we primarily only use milk for morning oatmeal, and not much, at that. By the end of the week, we still have about 3/4 of the liter left--sometimes more, sometimes less.

What are some things I could do with this milk, whether cooking-related or bathroom/bodycare related?

Also, if I switched to cream, which is sold in 1/2 liters, what could I use the week old cream for... the same uses as the old milk?

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#2 of 6 Old 09-06-2008, 01:33 AM
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You can freeze milk, my mom did it all the time. Just pour what you know you won't use into a freezer container and freeze till the next week.
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You could always turn milk into yogurt or cream into butter. Or both/either into ice cream.

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You can make smoothie popsicles. If you add fruit and honey and then freeze it no one will notice if the milk is a lttle sour.
Also, if you make smoothies regularly, you can freeze the milk in ice cube trays, pop 'em out and store in a bag in the freezer and use them in your smoothies. My DH likes his smoothies super cold and doing this really males a difference.
Also, I sometimes use milk to cook rice. It makes a nice creamy consistency. I'll add veggies and tuna or cooked chicken to make a casserole tha my kids are crazy for.

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I forgot about freezing milk! I sent my MIL an email asking for what to do with frozen cream and spacily accidentally wrote "milk" and she had given me all kinds of recommendations. Rice pudding. Milk-based soups.
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You can milk yogurt or kefir for smoothies. Also kefir lasts a lot longer in the fridge than regular milk so you make kefir as soon as you know what you won't be using and then you can use the kefir for cooking or smoothies later since it helps preserve the milk.

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