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handbagsatdawn33 Sun 12-Apr-20 19:18:16

All my local shops now only sell milk in big bottles.
We normally use about 1 pint per week, & even then it goes off before we use it all.

I hate waste, but don't know what to with the surplus, & freezer is full of more valuable things.

We don't eat puds; I'll occasionally make something that needs a cheese sauce, e.g. cauli a.g., lasagne, moussaka etc

I thought of paneer, but we use semi-skimmed & I believe paneer needs FF.

Any ideas, please?

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FawnDrench Sun 12-Apr-20 19:37:41

You can use semi-skimmed milk to make paneer.

ErrolTheDragon Sun 12-Apr-20 19:44:30

Quiche or egg custard? (If you have eggs, that is)

Make yogurt? If you strain it through muslin to make Greek-style, that uses quite a bit of milk.

MrsP2015 Sun 12-Apr-20 22:01:36

I'm buying milk for adults and dc (whole and semi) and getting pissed off with having so much left.
I make milkshakes with a lot of milk left in the day or 2 before its use by date so we aren't wasting as much and I'd have cereal for lunch or something.
We have no freezer room and even though I moan I'd rather have too much than not enough.

onlinelinda Sun 12-Apr-20 23:48:49

Rice pudding! Even if you avoid puddings. Lower calorie and easy in the oven.

Chochito Mon 13-Apr-20 00:18:10

Blancmange, you can make it with things like black pepper (works well with some fresh mint, or lemon) or coffee if you don't like sweet flavours.

ErrolTheDragon Mon 13-Apr-20 00:49:45

I can't imagine anyone who doesn't eat puds wanting to make an exception for blancmange, even with weird posh flavours.confusedgrin

fizzybootlace Mon 13-Apr-20 01:10:48

Maybe sweet or savoury pancakes or toad in the hole?

safariboot Mon 13-Apr-20 01:21:51

If the only reason you've got excess is because the shop wasn't selling a smaller carton, don't feel bad about not finishing it.

Cereal twice in a day won't kill you. Scrambled egg an option if you've got eggs. There are many sauce recipes that use milk, including creamy tomato sauces good for a pasta bake, but you'd need flour or a packet mix for most of those.

Ricekrispie22 Mon 13-Apr-20 07:17:13

Fish pie
Savoury bread pudding

NewToRenting Mon 13-Apr-20 08:50:11

What do you use the weekly one pint for? If it's just tea or coffee, maybe buy milk substitutes - coffee creamer/ milk powder/ condensed milk/ evaporated milk, single cream etc.

Chewbecca Mon 13-Apr-20 08:57:15

Toad in the hole or Yorkshire puddings.

mamaca Mon 13-Apr-20 09:10:26

Ricotta? I've been making my own using whole milk to make filling for ravioli, it's really easy. I used this recipe

Chochito Mon 13-Apr-20 15:09:25

Good point, ErrolTheDragon. grin grin

You could consider buying longer life milk in future, OP, if you don't like to throw away what's left at the end of the week (or the lifespan of fresh milk).

ErrolTheDragon Mon 13-Apr-20 16:08:09

Cravendale (or supermarket equivalent filtered milk) should keep for a week after opening.

ErrolTheDragon Mon 13-Apr-20 16:09:43

I still can't get my head round a pint of milk a week being enough for one person let alone more.... the OP obviously doesn't drink enough tea.grin

Chewbecca Mon 13-Apr-20 16:23:49

Agree, we are only a household of 3 yet we get through at least a pint a day.

handbagsatdawn33 Wed 15-Apr-20 17:32:05

Thanks for your comments.
Some suggestions are more appealing than others !

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EarlofEggMcMuffin Wed 15-Apr-20 23:35:43

Our fall back if we have milk that risks going out of date, is a batch of pancakes.
Or we will have (v old-fashioned, but quite popular) rice pudding, semolina, tapioca for sweet.

Custard over cake is another favourite.

Carbonara sauce for spaghetti?

handbagsatdawn33 Thu 16-Apr-20 18:12:22

I was chatting (i.e. shouting from 2m) to the owner of our village shop, & he's asked his suppliers about the large bottles. A lot of his customers are like me - don't eat breakfast cereals or puds.
The cynical response was "What are you worried about? They throw it away so you sell more."

BTW, long life milk goes off as quickly as fresh once the carton is opened.

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notrub Thu 16-Apr-20 19:25:36

Milk freezes really easily - I have a number of 1L fruit juice bottles (any bottle will do), so I always buy milk in the large size and immediately rebottle and freeze most of it.

You just need to remember to remove a bottle from the freezer the day before you want to use it, and after it's thawed, shake it as it separates a bit.

Oh and remember to leave some room in the bottle for the liquid expansion.

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