Friday, September 5, 2008

when life gives you sour milk...

... make dinner!

Sunday, I opened a brand new gallon, only to spit out my first sip in disgust. Bad. Really bad. Rinsing my mouth out straight from the faucet BAD. Then I was mad. A whole gallon (two days before the date on the jug!) - that's not a cheap loss, at organic prices.

Not one to waste, though, I put it back in the fridge, and started thinking of how to use it. This week, I've made several from-scratch recipes that use milk/buttermilk...

For the Labor Day cookout:
Homemade Macaroni & Cheese (2 c. of milk - when it's baked, you can't tell it was sour; also, I use 2 c. cheese and it's much cheesier)

Last night's dinner:
Whole Grain Buttermilk Pancakes (double batch, 2 c. of milk) - I'll be posting this recipe over the weekend!

Then, for tonight's dinner:
"Healthy" Fried Chicken Breasts (soaked in 1.5 c. milk)(how to make panko breadcrumbs - I just used up some heels of bread loaves!)

Buttermilk Biscuits (1/2 whole-wheat and they still were light & fluffy! double batch, 1.5 c. milk)

I topped it off with salad with creamy Italian dressing & ginger-peach iced tea... sigh! I love a good homemade meal!

I still have some milk left, so I'm thinking of making some more biscuits & freezing them for an easy meal side. The recipe was easy & soooo good!

1 comment:

sweetfunkyvintage said...

such an example of a "when life hands you lemons" sort of an attitude!