Thursday, April 24, 2008

Milk and Miscellaneous

Milk
I wrote a post last week mentioning how much milk my husband and I go through. I received a couple of good comments about it. I thought I would mention that I do drink water, as well, though not as much as I should. I tend to drink more water in the summer when I often have an actual craving for it. In the winter, I crave the creaminess of milk. Still, I should work on this one!

Also, someone mentioned mixing half real milk with half powdered milk. I'm a little leery of liking that since skim milk is already so watered down. The comment did make me think, though, about mixing up powdered milk for baking. Does anyone do this? Can you taste the difference? Is powdered milk a lot less expensive than real milk?

Miscellaneous
The CVS and Walgreens rebates are finally paying off. I felt like I was spending a lot of money during the first month, but now I'm reaping the rewards by paying for everything with Extra Care Bucks and my Walgreens gift card. Check out the stuff I got today! I paid about $1 out of pocket, the rest was paid for with coupons, ECB and my gift card!

7 comments:

Mrs. Micah said...

Powdered milk with skim isn't always bad. We do it...but a lot depends on how much powdered milk costs in your area (apparently it's quite varied).

wealthy_1 said...

Good deal at Walgreens and CVS. That's very impressive--only spending $1.00

BTW, if you're interested, I've tagged you for six-word memoir.

I hope you get more good deals!!!!!

Becky@FamilyandFinances said...

I guess I'll have to check out how much powdered milk costs in my part of the country! Thanks :)

Leah said...

Score on the goods, Beck! Kudos to you!
LP

L@SpillingBuckets said...

I drink a lot of milk too, especially Organic Valley... so delicious....

Anyways, I love Aveeno lotion, and it looks like you got a lot for super cheap. Great stash. ;)

That One Caveman said...

I'm a big milk drinker, so I commonly run us out of milk before the next store run. Powdered milk has really filled the gap. It definitely tastes different and is thicker than normal skim. I have thought about mixing it with regular skim, but I have always run myself out before I think to do it! :)

Becky@FamilyandFinances said...

Hmmm, I definitely need to do more research into the powdered milk thing. I really like the idea of at least keeping it on hand in case we run out of the good stuff!