I don’t normally do this, post three times a day, but if I don’t do this now I’ll either forget or put it off til later. Then, it won’t be the same. I’ve also wanted to share a little about my shop, but that will have to wait til later.
The other day, when I was putting the last of the pool stuff away I noticed a full gallon of milk sitting on the table. Oh no! I felt it, it was warm. It had been sitting out for 24+ hours… so I figured I’d look up if I could do anything with it. Brought it upstairs, marked it and told the men folk not to drink it.
We don’t like to throw food away, especially milk…there’s gotta be something it is good for. Right? Yes there is… but first what’s the difference between spoiled milk and sour milk?
According to healthline.com, “spoiled milk usually refers to pasteurized milk that smells and tastes off due to the growth of bacteria that survived the pasteurization process. … On the other hand, sour milk often refers specifically to unpasteurized, raw milk that has begun to naturally ferment.”
Help me! The milk has gone bad!
Here are some things you can do with any milk that has started to go bad…
first, be sure that the milk your using is just a little bit off. Is it still at the point when it’s too icky to drink plain or put in coffee, but before it gets really bad? If it’s started to separate, get lumpy, or the color has changed it’s too far gone.
make your face glow: lactic acid in milk is great for your skin. Dilute some milk with water, splash on your face and rub it into your skin, rinse with plain water. This [should] make your face firmer and smoother
take a skin boosting bath: add a cup or two to your bath, if the smell id too strong, add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil *if you are allergic to milk, you shouldn’t bathe in it!
help your plants grow stronger: dilute some of the milk with water and pour into your flower pots or flower gardens (in the garden, the smell of sour milk will help keep the deer and voles away)
mix into your pets food
make some cheese: if you are up for this challenge (I’ve never done this), you can make cottage cheese right in your own kitchen
tenderize meat: soak your meat in sour milk before cooking; can also be used for/as marinades, soak dried grains, wheat berries and barley in sour milk
thicken up soups, stews and casseroles
use it baking recipes: corn bread, scones, pancakes, banana bread are just a couple of examples
polish silver: place silver in a bowl, cover with spoiled milk and let sit over night, rinse in the morning
remove limescale deposits: pour the sour/spoiled milk over the stains and let sit, then scrub the stain and milk away
sour milk will get rid of blueberry stains
protect your intestinal tract: try sipping on (a little) curdled milk, especially if you seek an all-natural remedy, but maybe talk to your doctor first. The beverage creates lactic acid in your digestive tract, which is benificial to harmful bacteria.
raw milk doesn’t have to be “caught” as fast, in other words, you can let it go a little further than pasteurized milk, here in the US, it’s hard to get raw milk
the clabber, or the thick, sour stuff that results when the milk turns, is great on a salad
all the things mentioned above can also be used with raw milk
I think the milk’s gone bad…
and if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll go take a milk bath now! hope you have a great day! thanks for stopping by!!
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