Milk Experiment

January 1, 2013


So apparently there is some ‘milk cliff’ thing going on with the government and perhaps the price of milk will double – or something like that. I barely know what is going on, but it just so happens that I started a milk experiment at the beginning of December that has been quite successful: I don’t buy milk anymore.

Crazy, huh? I was tired of the milk-buying cycle. I usually don’t quite finish a gallon a week, but on Sunday it was either buy a whole gallon and have way too much, or half a gallon and run out on Friday. I really only use milk for cereal and coffee, and I still had all that Bob’s Red Mill five-grain cereal to use up. What if I just gave up eating cold cereal, and bought some dry milk to stir into the hot cereal? (I only use a tiny bit.)

Well, it’s been very successful. I like the hot cereal, I’m actually eating less for breakfast than when I mindless shovel Life cereal into my face, and I’m not running out of milk.

…. except for the coffee issue. I have just been putting a spoonful of Nido dry milk (found in the Mexican food aisle) in my coffee, which is great. The Nido is dry whole milk, not that nasty dry skim that Carnation is trying to pawn off on us. Mmmmmmm…. it makes my coffee fatty and yummy.

It's four bucks a can.

Plus, if I add a little cocoa powder in addition to my sugar…. mmmmmmm….. now it’s a mocha!

Gotta shake it up. This jar only makes enough for three cups of coffee.

Dang it, now I’m running out of dry milk too fast! I see a flaw in my plan…..

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Milk Experiment”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I just read an article that said lactose intolerance in adults is way more common than I thought. It said something like 30% of adults are NOT lactose intolerant.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    I’m a little surprised you aren’t trying to make your own powdered milk. I’m sure you could figure out how to do that. Heh, then you could be on TV as a prepper.


  3. Michelle Said on:

    You should buy raw milk from a real cow!
    Much better.


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