The portion of the post is “sponsored” by the fictitious product “Powdermilk Biscuits” “Made from whole wheat raised in the rich bottomlands of the Lake Wobegon river valley by Norwegian bachelor farmers” —Garrison Keillor
The other day, a regular customer to our Front Porch Farm Stand got to talking about raw milk – how expensive it is for a family with kids. Of course, the conversation turned to how I grew up on raw goat’s milk and how our dietary habits have changed over the years.
She wondered what we drank. I said that we really don’t drink milk at all. Our family has never been big on drinking milk. But when we use milk, we found a way to stretch it.
Stretch Your Stores
I remember my grandmother mixing powdered milk into regular whole milk as a way of making the milk go further. She used the instant dry milk and, back then, that did help to make the price of milk more economical.
We rarely use whole milk, but use (Organic) Non-Instant Powdered Milk in our coffee and when baking. I like to mix up a enough powered milk in a quart canning jar and store it in the fridge for a week’s worth of use.
Powdered milk is a very good source of protein and we use the non instant (and, thus, more expensive) kind for more nutritional value. We find that having fresh milk around when we don’t drink or even use that much tends to be a waste as it will spoil. Having powdered milk around solves the dilemma for us.
Here are some ideas for using Dry Milk:
1. Add to pancakes.
2. Mix in muffin batter.
3. Add to scrambled eggs before cooking.
4. Mix in biscuits.
5. Mix dry milk ahead and refrigerate for drinking.
6. Cook hot cereal in dry milk.
7. Prepare hot chocolate.
8. Make Rice Pudding.
9. Make easy vanilla pudding.
10. Make cold chocolate milk.
11. Make the night before to pour over breakfast cereal.
12. Whiz a milk shake.
13. Prepare macaroni and cheese.
14. Make cream of potato soup.
15. Mix in bread dough.
16. Mix in casseroles.
17. Mix in cornbread.
18. Use in cake batter.
19. Add extra dry milk powder for added protein and calcium.
20. Add two tablespoons to fortify liquid meals with more protein and calcium.
21. Add to mashed potatoes.
22. Make into buttermilk.
23. Add to hot drinks instead of creamer.
24. Use in cookie recipes.
25. Take on trips to use for breakfast cereal.
26. Take camping.
27. Take backpacking.
28. Add to master mix for baked products.
29. Make a cream sauce for pasta.
30. Reconstitute and add to regular milk to reduce cost.
31. Make potato soup.
32. Make evaporated milk: one cup dry milk mixed with 2/3 cup water is the equivalent of 1 can of evaporated skim milk.
List Courtesy of BePrepared2Day
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