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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Not Crying Over Spilled Milk...

Our milk wasn't spilled... it was frozen.  Since I got the new freezer, I've been buying a couple of gallons of milk at a time (Aldi 99cents!) and freezing the ones I'm not using.  That way I'll have milk at all times, and not have a need to run to the store for more should we suddenly run out.  I read the tips and trick on how to freeze milk in the jug, but it's not really working out.  The jugs break even when I leave plenty of room for expansion, or it takes FOREVER to defrost a rock-solid frozen jug of milk.  A few days ago I pulled a frozen jug out of the freezer and put it in the fridge to thaw because we were coming down to the last bit in the jug we were using.  Well, last nite it was still frozen pretty solid when I needed it.  I picked it up out of the fridge and noticed that some of it had thawed, and the plastic had split... so the thawed milk had seeped out.  I wanted to try to save the milk and move into a different container to thaw, but that ended up being a lot more trouble that I thought.  Michael took over and well...it was more trouble than he thought too...

Getting the rock of milk out of the jug was difficult
Getting the rock of milk into the new container was difficult
Well, close enough - it's still milk, right?
I think I'm gonna call it quits on the freezing milk thing.  I just hope Aldi keeps selling it for 99cents!

5 comments:

Paygethepirate said...

Target sells milk for only a quarter more (and they have been for a log while now) so I'm sure if their price goes up it won't go up more than a quarter

Rebecca said...

$.99 for a gallon!? wow. I haven't bought a gallon of milk in years though. I get one quart per week since I'm the only one who drinks it. $1.39 for a quart at Brookshire's :/

Jordan Singleton said...

I wouldn't be surprised if Aldi's cheap packaging is the reason it splits often for you. I'm all for their cheap food, but, that is one of the corners that they cut.

Aviles said...

I freeze milk all the time. It's the Aldi containers. I can never get them to hold either. WM and Target containers hold as well as the other big brands. I only stock up when I can get those brands for 99 or less.

Joanne said...

I never thought of freezing milk, although we don't go through enough of it. We do, however, stock up on bread when it's on sale and freeze that. We easily go through a loaf in about 5 days.

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