I know a lot of you have larger families than we do. We have only two children. Two children who LOVE milk. So we go through a LOT of the stuff. Being a one income family, I cut costs where I can. So I had several options looming before me on the milk front, 1) buy a cow; 2) stop drinking milk; 3) powdered milk.
Now I know, that to some of you, the thought of number 3 above is probably the least appealing of those scenarios. However, I've found that powdered milk, that has been REFRIGERATED prior to drinking tastes just like skim milk. Please note I said REFRIGERATED; that is the key, do not drink it at room temp or at tap water temp, just sayin'.
A 4lb. box will make 20 quarts (5 gallons). I use the Martins store brand and it costs me $11.19 (costs may vary in your location). The beauty to it, besides the lower costs is that I don't have to store several gallons of milk in the fridge, nor do I have to make milk runs to the store during the week (which inevitably causes needless spending on something else that jumps in the cart mysteriously of its own free will).
So there you have it folks, a little something that's definitely working for me in more ways than one!
Head on over to We Are THAT Family for more Works For Me Wednesday!