Wednesday, June 17

Word-to-the-wise Wednesday #1

Some little tips I've recieved put into practice this week:

Use skim milk or whole milk powder in your recipes that require milk. I did this last week with my macaroni tuna bake that required 4 cups (1 litre) of milk. I couldn't notice the difference, and when you think about it - all those pasta and sauce sachets have powdered milk in them!

Woolies have generic milk powder for $6.46 for 1kg - this will make 10 litres.
(Thanks to gottalittlespacetofill for that one)

Quick kids' activity
Crowns can be made from paper or card (A4) by cutting a zig-zag directly across the centre (cut length-ways) and then attach the ends and let the kids go for their lives - colour in, stickers (I got cheapies from the post-office) and then they played for ages with them.. and we'll get some more days play from them too.

Rig up a patio clothes line
Weve got two of these but basically all it is is a retractable line and we zig-zag ours along our patio/deck hooking it around strong cup hooks which we've put in window frames/deck supports. I can get about 1.5 loads on each line (it's 15m long) . Cost about $15 from bunnings, hooks $3 for 4. This is the key to us not using our dry at all this winter!

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2 lovely comments:

Amanda (frugalmama) on June 17, 2009 at 9:50 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

i priced this in coles ages ago and it wasnt any cheaper than real milk so thanks for the tip! i actually dilute milk with water! doesnt that sound scabby! but we go through at least 10 litres a week. so when the 3 litre bottle goes down a 1/3 i fill it up with water and no-one has even noticed. they go through so much milk they get their calcium. will try powder, though. any other tips? thanks liss!

Liss on June 17, 2009 at 7:22 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Um 65c a litre is much cheaper than I can get milk anywhere else? I wouldn't be drinking it though - but that's me :P I've bought powdered skim and powdered full cream.


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