I Miss Milk

I have Nesquik and nothing to do with it.

And I want it.

I want milk on my cereal.

I want a little glass of milk to drink with a cookie or two.

OK, so there's milk available here, but other than being a white liquid, there is no comparison.

My memories of milk in Ukraine revolve around big dirty tank trucks with hoses hooked onto the back and grandmas yelling through the neighborhood, "Mo-lo-ko!" People would bring their own 2-liter bottles and fill up from the hose. Sadly, that milk has the most chance of tasting like milk, but those trucks...ugh.

I haven't seen those kind of trucks in Kiev anyway, so we buy the boxed, ultra-pasteurized stuff. I'd prefer giving my kids something I know is clean rather than risking dysentary.

The kids drink it fine, but it tastes boiled and weird. And not even Nesquik or Reese's Puffs can help it. That's how icky it is.

I'm not a huge milk drinker anyway, and I wasn't counting on it being something I'd really miss. But I do.

I'm trying to bake up a healthy baby here and keep my bones from turning to mush in the process. Calcium from other dairy and orange juice is OK, but I really just want milk. And maybe a milk mustache.

Enjoy a glass for me today, OK?


Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

No milk? Egad!I love me a big glass with cookies or a peanut butter & jelly sandwich. I could try to e-mail you some, if you thought it would help.

Janelle said...

Pregnant and no milk?!? Guess you'll have to eat a lot of ice cream to make up for it! Or do you not have ice cream either? That would be sad.

You're right though, you've got to bake up that little girl strong so keep finding ways to get your calcium!

Real said...

I know what you mean. When we have spent time in Europe...that boiled, boxed drink has just been really nasty. Even rehydrated powdered milk here is so much better than that stuff. I'm lactose intolerant and don't drink much milk, but sometimes you just gotta have it! maybe you could take your boys on a day trip to a farm?

Z. Marie said...

I've been lurking on your blog a while but am just now getting around to commenting.
Luckily we now have milk imported from the U.S. available in some stores. And yes, I'm one of those people who will pay the equivalent of up to $10 for a gallon of milk.
But before that, I was trying to figure out an alternative the UHT boxed crap that's labeled milk. And the church cannery powdered milk from our food storage wasn't much better (although my cleaning lady seemed to appreciate it when I gave it all to her).
So I now can recommend the powdered variety made by Bob's Red Mill (sold through Amazon and shipped via pouch). Even my husband will drink it.

Liz said...

(I had a nice glass of whole milk just for you :) )

Linda Stahr said...

If you want some of Bob's Red Mill... I'll get you some. They're not too far from me, and they are, indeed, better than the 4.5% milk that you're getting in a box there. Just out of curiosity, is your Nesquick Pink, or Brown??? Enough of that can mask ANYTHING!!!

For easier Bob's, just go to www.bobsredmill.com The milk is $9.44 for 1.75 lbs. I'm not sure how much milk that makes, but I am indeed a fan of Bob's!

By the way... I need an address to send you a cool little home made something. So... stick it in my e-mail and I'll get something in the mail to you!