I needed to pick up a few things from Whole Foods this week – and couldn’t quite remember if we needed milk. It probably isn’t hard for most people, but one look inside my refrigerator and you see why it’s complicated in my house.
- Soy milk (original)
- Soy milk (vanilla)
- Whole milk (cow, lactose free)*
- Whole milk (cow)
- Almond milk (unsweetened)
If I’m doing a lot of cooking or having guests over, then I would likely also have on hand:
- Half & Half (cow)
- Soy milk (unsweetened)
No wonder I run out of room in my refrigerator so often! And no wonder its not as easy as having a quick peek inside to determine if I need more ‘milk.’
While we always hoped/assumed that my milk-allergic child would one day outgrow his allergy, and we could return to a cow-focused milk family, other family members have developed a preference for soy milk such that even if his food challenge this summer is successful (fingers crossed!) the plight of the quick grocery trip won’t end anytime soon.