Thursday, January 3, 2013

How to Use Milk that's About to Expire

My kids drink a ton of milk, so it's pretty rare that we ever have milk that expires. During the week of Christmas, we weren't home very much so I ended up with almost an entire half gallon that was going to have to be tossed that day.

I needed to make a few things that would take up a lot of milk and that could be stored in the freezer.

I know that milk can be frozen, but I cant' think of when I would use it. 

Here's what I made with my almost-spoiled milk...

Two batches of pumpkin pancakes! I also made three batches of regular pancakes. Store the mix in freezer bags and toss in the freezer. The night before you'll use them place one bag in the fridge and in the morning just snip off one corner of the bag and squeeze out your pancakes! 

Between the four batches of pancakes, the milk was almost gone....the last cup of it was used to make some alfredo sauce for dinner that night! 

Let nothing go to waste! 
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  1. Great idea! I would really like to cut down on food waste this year, I hate throwing things away that went bad. We buy deli lunch meat every week for our lunches but it only lasts about a week before it spoils. So whatever is left from that week, I chop up into an omelet on Saturday mornings :) It's nice to have a big breakfast spread on the weekends, and to use up something before it goes bad! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. That's a great idea too - lunch meat doesn't last long enough around here! Thanks for stopping by!