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  1. #1
    J. Clarke Guest

    Default Aldi milk dilemma

    Well, the new Aldi opened. Needed a quart of milk, so went by, they
    only have gallons but their gallons are cheaper than Stop & Shop's
    quarts. But I don't generally use up a quart before it goes bad. So,
    do a save a few cents and toss a lot more milk, or do I spend the extra
    and not toss as much of it?


  2. #2
    gloria.p Guest

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    J. Clarke wrote:
    > Well, the new Aldi opened. Needed a quart of milk, so went by, they
    > only have gallons but their gallons are cheaper than Stop & Shop's
    > quarts. But I don't generally use up a quart before it goes bad. So,
    > do a save a few cents and toss a lot more milk, or do I spend the extra
    > and not toss as much of it?
    >



    Buy the gallon. Make chocolate or butterscotch pudding, custard or
    pumpkin pie, or any other recipes that call for a lot of milk.
    You can probably also freeze some of it in cup or pint containers to use
    in cooking.

    gloria p

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    spamtrap1888 Guest

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    On Oct 15, 10:26*am, "J. Clarke" <jclarkeuse...@cox.net> wrote:
    > Well, the new Aldi opened. *Needed a quart of milk, so went by, they
    > only have gallons but their gallons are cheaper than Stop & Shop's
    > quarts. *But I don't generally use up a quart before it goes bad. *So,
    > do a save a few cents and toss a lot more milk, or do I spend the extra
    > and not toss as much of it?


    Do you know anyone else in the same boat? Maybe three of your
    neighbors only need a quart at a time.

    I've been trying to apply this principle, to no avail so far. There's
    an herb and spice company in SF that has really good prices, but the
    minimum quantity is a pound. By the time I used a pound of anything,
    it would have the flavor potential of wheat straw. But I figure if I
    could split pounds of oregano, marjoram, cumin, etc four ways I
    wouldn't be wasting anything.

  4. #4
    George Guest

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    On 10/15/2010 1:26 PM, J. Clarke wrote:
    > Well, the new Aldi opened. Needed a quart of milk, so went by, they
    > only have gallons but their gallons are cheaper than Stop& Shop's
    > quarts. But I don't generally use up a quart before it goes bad. So,
    > do a save a few cents and toss a lot more milk, or do I spend the extra
    > and not toss as much of it?
    >


    Storage life depends on how warm it gets. We were constantly throwing
    out stuff with our old fridge that didn't have uniform temperature in
    the box. If you tried to turn the temp down some areas would freeze. I
    keep the new one really cold and milk and leftovers last a really long
    time now (easily 1.5~2 weeks on an open gallon of milk).

  5. #5
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article <[email protected] ocal>,
    "J. Clarke" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Well, the new Aldi opened. Needed a quart of milk, so went by, they
    > only have gallons but their gallons are cheaper than Stop & Shop's
    > quarts. But I don't generally use up a quart before it goes bad. So,
    > do a save a few cents and toss a lot more milk, or do I spend the extra
    > and not toss as much of it?


    I suppose you could actually do the math and figure which is more
    economical -- you could make some guesstimates about how much you're
    tossing.

    Christine Dabney, I believe, freezes extra milk. Or maybe it's Jill
    McQuown.

    Or you could buy the gallon and give half to a neighbor. <shrug>

    If it were me, I'd probably pay more for the quart you'll use; to toss
    it is wasteful and a false economy. JMTCW.

    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    Holy Order of the Sacred Sisters of St. Pectina of Jella
    "Always in a jam, never in a stew; sometimes in a pickle."
    A few pics from the Fair are here:
    http://gallery.me.com/barbschaller#100254

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    Janet Wilder Guest

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    On 10/15/2010 1:36 PM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article<[email protected] omain.local>,
    > "J. Clarke"<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Well, the new Aldi opened. Needed a quart of milk, so went by, they
    >> only have gallons but their gallons are cheaper than Stop& Shop's
    >> quarts. But I don't generally use up a quart before it goes bad. So,
    >> do a save a few cents and toss a lot more milk, or do I spend the extra
    >> and not toss as much of it?

    >
    > I suppose you could actually do the math and figure which is more
    > economical -- you could make some guesstimates about how much you're
    > tossing.
    >
    > Christine Dabney, I believe, freezes extra milk. Or maybe it's Jill
    > McQuown.
    >
    > Or you could buy the gallon and give half to a neighbor.<shrug>
    >
    > If it were me, I'd probably pay more for the quart you'll use; to toss
    > it is wasteful and a false economy. JMTCW.
    >


    We freeze milk. We buy skim milk only. DH hates to pay almost as much
    for a half as for a gallon, so we transfer it to a freezable container
    and freeze half. I don't know how this would work with milk that had a
    fat content, but it's perfectly fine for skim.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

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    l, not -l Guest

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    On 15-Oct-2010, "J. Clarke" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Well, the new Aldi opened. Needed a quart of milk, so went by, they
    > only have gallons but their gallons are cheaper than Stop & Shop's
    > quarts. But I don't generally use up a quart before it goes bad. So,
    > do a save a few cents and toss a lot more milk, or do I spend the extra
    > and not toss as much of it?


    Find someone, a relative or neighbor or????, who also can't use a whole
    gallon and split it.
    --
    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

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    Bryan Guest

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    On Oct 15, 12:57*pm, "gloria.p" <gpues...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > J. Clarke wrote:
    > > Well, the new Aldi opened. *Needed a quart of milk, so went by, they
    > > only have gallons but their gallons are cheaper than Stop & Shop's
    > > quarts. *But I don't generally use up a quart before it goes bad. *So,
    > > do a save a few cents and toss a lot more milk, or do I spend the extra
    > > and not toss as much of it?

    >
    > Buy the gallon. *Make chocolate or butterscotch pudding, custard or
    > pumpkin pie, or any other recipes that call for a lot of milk.
    > You can probably also freeze some of it in cup or pint containers to use
    > in cooking.


    We just stopped at Aldi to get a gallon of milk. Theirs is cheaper
    than the supermarket, and tastes like it has more fat. I wonder how
    standardized whole milk really is. Anyway, the Aldi milk tastes a lot
    better. I'm going to see if the chocolate monster (wife) has cleaned
    us out of chocolate. A square of chocolate and a big glass of milk
    sounds wonderful.
    >
    > gloria p


    --Bryan

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    Kalmia Guest

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    On Oct 15, 1:26*pm, "J. Clarke" <jclarkeuse...@cox.net> wrote:
    > Well, the new Aldi opened. *Needed a quart of milk, so went by, they
    > only have gallons but their gallons are cheaper than Stop & Shop's
    > quarts. *But I don't generally use up a quart before it goes bad. *So,
    > do a save a few cents and toss a lot more milk, or do I spend the extra
    > and not toss as much of it?


    What I do is buy the gallon, freeze 2 or 3 quarts in Rubbermaid
    bottles, and I never run out of milk, at least to the point of having
    to make a special stop or run.


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    Robert Guest

    Default Re: Aldi milk dilemma


    "J. Clarke" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] in.local...
    > Well, the new Aldi opened. Needed a quart of milk, so went by, they
    > only have gallons but their gallons are cheaper than Stop & Shop's
    > quarts. But I don't generally use up a quart before it goes bad. So,
    > do a save a few cents and toss a lot more milk, or do I spend the extra
    > and not toss as much of it?
    >


    Use the extra to make cheese, yogurt, or just freeze it.

    Robert



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    itsjoannotjoann Guest

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    On Oct 15, 1:38*pm, Janet Wilder <kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    > We freeze milk. We buy skim milk only. DH hates to pay almost as much
    > for a half as for a gallon, so we transfer it to a freezable container
    > and freeze half. I don't know how this would work with milk that had a
    > fat content, but it's perfectly fine for skim.
    >
    >
    > Janet Wilder
    >
    >

    Whole milk freezes with no problem. The trick is to shake it
    vigorously after it has thawed to redistribute the fat.

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    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Aldi milk dilemma

    On Oct 15, 12:26*pm, "J. Clarke" <jclarkeuse...@cox.net> wrote:
    > Well, the new Aldi opened. *Needed a quart of milk, so went by, they
    > only have gallons but their gallons are cheaper than Stop & Shop's
    > quarts. *But I don't generally use up a quart before it goes bad. *So,
    > do a save a few cents and toss a lot more milk, or do I spend the extra
    > and not toss as much of it?


    The milk I buy from a large regional dairy usually has a "use by" date
    2 to 2 1/2 weeks in the future when I buy it. It should certainly
    last 2 weeks if it has been consistently properly refrigerated.
    Select your milk from the back of the shelf where it stays colder
    while it sits there. Also, the shelves are loaded from the back,
    usually, so the newer containers are in the back. (Don't store it in
    the door of your fridge, where it gets warm faster every time the door
    is opened - put it towards the back on a regular shelf.) One of the
    other local dairies' milk always went bad before 5 days was up, no
    matter if the date said 10 days....there was obviously a refrigeration
    problem somewhere along the delivery line.

    N.

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    Dora Guest

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    itsjoannotjoann wrote:
    > On Oct 15, 1:38 pm, Janet Wilder <kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> We freeze milk. We buy skim milk only. DH hates to pay almost as
    >> much
    >> for a half as for a gallon, so we transfer it to a freezable
    >> container and freeze half. I don't know how this would work with
    >> milk that had a fat content, but it's perfectly fine for skim.
    >>
    >>
    >> Janet Wilder
    >>
    >>

    > Whole milk freezes with no problem. The trick is to shake it
    > vigorously after it has thawed to redistribute the fat.




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    Dora Guest

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    itsjoannotjoann wrote:
    > On Oct 15, 1:38 pm, Janet Wilder <kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> We freeze milk. We buy skim milk only. DH hates to pay almost as
    >> much
    >> for a half as for a gallon, so we transfer it to a freezable
    >> container and freeze half. I don't know how this would work with
    >> milk that had a fat content, but it's perfectly fine for skim.
    >>
    >>
    >> Janet Wilder
    >>
    >>

    > Whole milk freezes with no problem. The trick is to shake it
    > vigorously after it has thawed to redistribute the fat.


    Agreed. Half-and-half doesn't freeze well, though - the cream becomes
    lumpy.


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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "J. Clarke" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] in.local...
    > Well, the new Aldi opened. Needed a quart of milk, so went by, they
    > only have gallons but their gallons are cheaper than Stop & Shop's
    > quarts. But I don't generally use up a quart before it goes bad. So,
    > do a save a few cents and toss a lot more milk, or do I spend the extra
    > and not toss as much of it?


    We use very little milk. I know I could buy it cheaper by the gallon, but I
    tend to buy single serve bottles. This last time I bought shelf stable
    cartons. They are still not opened.



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    Janet Wilder Guest

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    On 10/15/2010 3:04 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    > On Oct 15, 1:26 pm, "J. Clarke"<jclarkeuse...@cox.net> wrote:
    >> Well, the new Aldi opened. Needed a quart of milk, so went by, they
    >> only have gallons but their gallons are cheaper than Stop& Shop's
    >> quarts. But I don't generally use up a quart before it goes bad. So,
    >> do a save a few cents and toss a lot more milk, or do I spend the extra
    >> and not toss as much of it?

    >
    > What I do is buy the gallon, freeze 2 or 3 quarts in Rubbermaid
    > bottles, and I never run out of milk, at least to the point of having
    > to make a special stop or run.
    >


    It works well with skim milk because we do it, but I'm wondering what it
    does to milk with butter fat

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

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    atec77 Guest

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    On 16/10/2010 3:26 AM, J. Clarke wrote:
    > Well, the new Aldi opened. Needed a quart of milk, so went by, they
    > only have gallons but their gallons are cheaper than Stop& Shop's
    > quarts. But I don't generally use up a quart before it goes bad. So,
    > do a save a few cents and toss a lot more milk, or do I spend the extra
    > and not toss as much of it?
    >

    split it and freeze some

    --
    X-No-Archive: Yes


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    Arri London Guest

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    "J. Clarke" wrote:
    >
    > Well, the new Aldi opened. Needed a quart of milk, so went by, they
    > only have gallons but their gallons are cheaper than Stop & Shop's
    > quarts. But I don't generally use up a quart before it goes bad. So,
    > do a save a few cents and toss a lot more milk, or do I spend the extra
    > and not toss as much of it?


    Freeze what's left. Make icecream/gelato, make simple fresh cheese,
    rennet pudding.

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    J. Clarke Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >
    > itsjoannotjoann wrote:
    > > On Oct 15, 1:38 pm, Janet Wilder <kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> We freeze milk. We buy skim milk only. DH hates to pay almost as
    > >> much
    > >> for a half as for a gallon, so we transfer it to a freezable
    > >> container and freeze half. I don't know how this would work with
    > >> milk that had a fat content, but it's perfectly fine for skim.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Janet Wilder
    > >>
    > >>

    > > Whole milk freezes with no problem. The trick is to shake it
    > > vigorously after it has thawed to redistribute the fat.


    Freezing a gallon of milk does me no good. Once I thaw it I still won't
    use it up before it goes bad.

    Oh, and try making a Bechamel sauce with thawed milk and see how it
    goes.



  20. #20
    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

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    In article <4cb89f9e$0$30844$c3e8da3$[email protected] om>,
    Janet Wilder <[email protected]> wrote:

    > We freeze milk. We buy skim milk only. DH hates to pay almost as much
    > for a half as for a gallon, so we transfer it to a freezable container
    > and freeze half. I don't know how this would work with milk that had a
    > fat content, but it's perfectly fine for skim.


    It works for milk with fat as well, but needs to be thawed slowly in
    the refrigerator to taste/feel right for drinking.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

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