101 uses for cottage cheese tubs

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101 uses for cottage cheese tubs

Post: #95926 QuakerBear
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:51 am

I'm adicted to the stuff so produce about two a week.

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1. Cress growing recepticles.
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Post: #95936 ina
Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:02 pm

2. freezer containers
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Post: #95945 red
Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:26 pm

3. plant pots
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Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:01 pm

4. Seed storage
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Post: #95967 hamster
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:18 pm

5. Similar to what Red said, but also to stand pots in if you don't plant.

6. Useful for putting home-made hummous, tapenade, guacamole etc in.

7. If you buy marinaded olives from a market/deli counter they might let you use your own tubs (though never actually tried this one).
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Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:31 pm

8.creating poor quality string telephones?

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Post: #96000 mrsflibble
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:38 pm

9. taking salad out for picnics
10. keep buttons in them

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Post: #96111 Thomzo
Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:17 pm

11. Jelly moulds (best to let the jelly cool a little first or they might melt).
12. Sccop for pet food
13. Use with a piece of card to catch mice or spiders.
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Post: #98309 citizentwiglet
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:47 pm

Erm, forgot to see what number we're on...

To put paint in for small 'uns to do potato-stamping pictures (the pots the paints come in never seem big enough to dunk a spud!)

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Post: #98381 witch way?
Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:03 am

15? For putting your own home made cottage cheese in? Its time consuming and can take a whole morning or afternoon but its a great excuse in winter for 'hanging round the stove', and you can do other stuff in between. If you get really good (I'm not quite there yet) you can keep your own mother cultures going.

ps. a really quick and easy soft cheese:

Heat 2.25L pasturised milk (whole, not semi or skimmed) to 175F. Add the juice of 2 large lemons and stir well. Cover and leave for 15 mins. Pour into colander lined with muslin. Tie corners and hang to drain for 1-2 hours. Add salt and herbs to taste. Will keep covered in fridge 1-2 weeks.

Should I add that under recipes or does everybody already know it? w.
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Post: #98392 Annpan
Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:24 am

Please add it to the recipes WW... do you really heat the milk to 175oC :shock: :shock: :shock:

Would it not all burn or boil away?
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Post: #99313 witch way?
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:59 pm

Hi Annpan, sorry for delay, had visitors for a few days and not been able to get near computer. Yes milk is OK at 170F. It forms a skin and looks like its just about to 'go' but hasn't boiled over on me yet. Good Luck. ww.
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Post: #99316 Annpan
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:08 pm

Thanks WW, but, are you saying 170oF or 170oC - your first post says oC... which looks very hot indeed, and would surely boil over and burn
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Post: #99491 witch way?
Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:32 am

Oops :oops: Sorry. Should be F. (From a book from USA and they work in F not C). ww.
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Post: #100296 Thomzo
Sat May 03, 2008 11:30 am

16. Mixing up polyfilla (guess who's just been decorating?).

17. Decant small quantities of emulsion paint into one to save lugging a huge tin up and down the ladder when you are touching up the paintwork.
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