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.
This is the typical selection of ‘milk’ beverages:
- 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.