Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Shannon is hosting a special WFMW today. She's asking for kitchen tips and ideas, anything that makes your kitchen run smoother.
Here's my tip. It's a pretty simple one. It's a way that I stretch drink mixes in order to make them last longer and also reduce the amount of sugar that my kids ingest.
Whenever I mix drinks from a powder (lemonade, gatorade, etc.) I try to use less than is recommended on the instructions. In other words, I mix it weaker than recommended. I don't make it a lot weaker - if the directions call for 6 scoops for 2 quarts I try using 5 or 4.5. My kids don't even notice. Frankly, I think it's because the directions on the drink mix call for more than is actually needed. Afterall, the company wants to sell more drink mix, right? Therefore it's to their advantage to get you to use a lot and use it up faster. Similarly, I don't use the full amount of sugar called for when mixing Kool-Aid either. And I usually add a little more water when I'm mixing canned frozen fruit juice.
Call me cheap if you want, but it works for me!
Check out Rocks in My Dryer today for tons of great kitchen-y WFMW ideas.