Saturday, January 30, 2010

Day 3 Dried Milk Dilemma

Yesterday was Friday, the week has sailed by relatively smooth. I must concede that drinking dried milk is not working. We drink 10-13 gallons of fresh milk a week. Even when the dried milk is prepared with vanilla, real cream, and/or a little yogurt as well, consumption has dropped to 3 gallons a week. I have used white sauce dishes, homemade vanilla yogurt, and cheese to get our daily Calcium requirement. For drinking I will have to start mixing chocolate milk.

Breakfast: Rice pudding assembled last night while cleaning up after dinner. It was quick to put in the oven at 6:00 and serve a hot breakfast at 7:00 when the children walked in the house. For a fruit, we ate grapefruit. I enjoyed family conversation while sectioning grapefruit for the little ones. It is nice to be eating somethings which require us to sit and spend 15 minutes at the table together.

Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with fresh carrot sticks. I used bottled generic "cheese whiz" with canned milk and lemon pepper, salt and garlic. The children ate it all. There are several ways to make mac and cheese. Preparedness is best accomplished when one can be versatile and use velveeta, real cheddar, or dehydrated cheeses, or boxes to make mac and cheese. Buying boxes is the most expensive and least flexible way to prepare this item even at 25 cents a box.

Dinner: Meatloaf, baked potatoes, canned corn, and cabbage walnut salad.

Snacks: yellow cake from scratch, chocolate chip cookies and oranges.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting! I'm going to follow you throughout. Back in the 70s my family was challenged to go 4 weeks without shopping...I don't remember how we did, but I do remember that we had to start right then as it was announced over the pulpit on Sunday -- no time to go to the store and stock up. Back then we were counseled to have 2 years' supply.
    Although I grew up on a dairy farm, as an adult we have stopped drinking milk. Less allergies, less congestion, and found better ways to get the calcium we need.
    Good luck!