Sunday, March 28, 2010


I was asked just today, actually, about how much juice and milk we go through in any given week. The ladies I was with made the natural assumption that we must go through a ton because of our family size. They were shocked to discover that we only go through about 2 gallons of milk/1 large jug of juice a week. That's including both consumption and baking.

How do we do it?

We dilute.

I've always cut juice almost in half with water ever since we started having children. We didn't have a whole lot of money when we first got married and starting having babies so I scrimped wherever I could. After a while, it became habit. Our kids don't know the difference because it's all they've ever known.

It's only been recently that I've started diluting our milk. I got the idea from New Life on a Homestead. At our Aldi store, the price for 2% (our usual) is identical to the price of whole/vitamin D milk (approx. $2.09/gallon). So I simply started purchasing vitamin D milk and diluting it (almost in half) for both consumption and baking purposes. NO ONE'S noticed the difference!


Cn8dnchick said...

Good for you! The juice is probably MUCH BETTER for the kids being diluted a half anyway because of the sugar. And it's a great way to save money!

Michelle M. said...

I read about this on her blog, too. I've always diluted juice, but I, personally, do not like the way milk tastes diluted. Maybe that is because I am diluting skim. So I should probably purchase 1 or 2% and try that. I think rather than diluting, I would rather just like my husband and kids to drink more water. That would fulfill the same purpose (as far as drinking is concerned), right?