Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Staying Home ~ One Cube or Two?

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We are doing our best to stay home for (at least) the next two weeks. Let's hope if we all work together, we can flatten out that Coronavirus curve.

Now that we are here, what can we do with what we have?

I am trying to do a little something each and every day that will make "sense" in this time of uncertainty.  It may be not seem like much but it is in these tangible little things that help us a have a little sense of control.

Not knowing when I will be able to find milk at the store again, I bought two gallons of milk instead of our usual one gallon.  I know that we won't drink both gallons before the milk spoils. Rather than freezing the whole gallon as is, I decided to freeze milk in ice cube trays.  Each little "milk" cube is the perfect amount of milk needed for a cup of coffee!

I know there may come a day when a little milk cube in my coffee will brighten my day. ♥

16 comments:

  1. That's a good idea Gina! I'm looking back at your other posts too and you have such good information. I worked hard with an inventory of my fridge, freezer and pantry before we made our 'last' trip to the grocery store. I hope we can wait and maybe do a pick up order the next time and not even have to go inside. We don't mind staying home....as long as we can go on our hikes in the forest some. We went today and there we only saw 2 people on the trail...with their two dogs. Enjoy your evening my friend. And thanks for sharing your ideas with all of us! Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. Diane, yes, the great outdoors does help with any cabin fever! I looked into having groceries delivered but the only slots open are like a week later.

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  2. Hi Gina~

    I have two gallons in my freezer, I use milk every day for milk kefir, so I will need to figure out how to get some...soon. I think kefir is one thing that has helped keep us healthy through the winter. We also use Elderberry syrup. I know it's not a cure, but it has helped boost our immune system. I am trying to be frugal, haven't really changed too much, we don't really eat much and have plenty in storage. People here were just crazy...no toilet paper in the stores, bare shelves etc., so we are just waiting for the craziness to calm down before we even attempt a grocery store ;0)

    Stay healthy, Gina!! XOXO

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

    I love the little milk ice cubes, what a wonderful idea!!

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    1. Barb, I have heard about Elderberry syrup. I wonder if they still sell it online? I don't think the craziness will end any time soon. xo

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  3. Good idea Gina! I freeze small pint bottles although we dont drink a lot, but useful for sauces etc.

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    1. Barbara, that is a great idea! Sadly, I don't think I have any little pint size bottles. ♥

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  4. I try to keep evaporated milk in my pantry for emergencies. My grandparents always had one little can of milk in the fridge for their coffee and I thought it was so fancy when I was a little girl. It tasted much better than the regular milk we used at home. Now I use half and half and if I cant find it I will drink hot tea. I am becoming an aficionado.

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    1. My mom used evaporated milk in her coffee. I think I have some in the cupboard that was meant to be used for fudge. I'm not a huge tea drinker so definitely not a aficionado.

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  5. What a great idea about freezing the milk in ice cube trays! Hmm, I wonder if there are any of those in the basement. Stay healthy!

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    1. Robin, I didn't have any ice cube trays but the previous owners left some in the freezer. :-)

      PS Thank you so much for my card! Loved it!

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    2. No ice cube trays here, so I have added it to the list of things needed. And you are most welcome for the card.

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    3. Robin, I think I've seen ice cube trays at the grocery stores. I hope you find ones you like.

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  6. good idea, I don't drink coffee but hubby likes that Bliss creamer :)

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    1. Connie, I know some people love flavored creamers. I'm just old fashioned I guess! :-)

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  7. That’s a great idea, Gina. Having my one son here, I have no problem of using up milk. However, I’ll tell my sister about your method.

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