Yesterday I decided that among a number of other cost-saving moves I will no longer spend $4.00 for a gallon of milk, but instead will use the less expensive kind. I went to Wegman’s, got a box full of one-quart packets of Nestle Carnation Instant Nonfat Dry MILK, fortified with Vitamins A + D. Then went to Big Lots to get a pitcher to mix the stuff up in. Ah! I found one of those one-litre glass decanters, the kind I used to drink restaurant vin ordinaire from, with a plastic lid. Literally perfect, and it cost only $4.00. It adds a touch of elegance that offsets the feeling of cheapness that comes from mixing my own.
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