Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Economical or excessive?

I know which one my hubby would say.

One of my commandments in life is "Thou shalt not pay full price for washing powder, toilet paper, feminine hygeine products or dishwashing detergent. Ever."

There are a lot of other products that I rarely pay full price for, like breakfast cereals, frozen peas and icecream but these 4 are not negotiable! 3 of them because they are on sale at a great price often and the 4th? Because I can't see why little absorbant things are so expensive.
Maybe all that pretty blue fluid that they use in adverts is really expensive and they need to cover costs...

So even though we have a huge pantry, it is full. Usually stockpiling the freezer with meat on special and the pantry with food works well as I make a huge saving in the long run.

But when you discover two 1.2kg boxes of Weetbix plus a 3rd just barely started, all ominously hovering at their best before date, you think that maybe you have been a little bit excessive...(and your husband knows that you have...) And oh, that's right, just because 3 children loved Weetbix 6 months ago doesn't mean that they like the horrible stuff now.

So what to do? It's not as easy to dispense of excess oat cereal biscuits as it is for say, apples or eggs. There the possibilities, while not endless, are pretty generous. I spent the weekend making some chocolate Weetbix slice (doubling the recipe used 6 of the darn things) and some Weetbix marshmallow slice (woohoo! Another 12 out of the box) Much enjoyed by the Weetbix-loathing hoards...


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So that leaves me with 2 and 5/6 of a box left in the pantry.
So I am open to suggestions. Any recipes which use a couple of kilograms of Weetbix?
Any good crafting ideas using Weetbix? Surely the way that it cements onto any surface when left to dry and refuses to move ever again means that it must have some useful crafting properties.
And me? I have learnt my lesson. I will never ever again stockpile Weetbix. But everything else is still fair game.
...until I end up with a couple of hundred tampons and come asking for ideas...

8 comments:

CurlyPops said...

I've heard of people substituting crushed up weetbix for breadcrumbs in meatballs or hamburgers.... but I really want to see what you can craft with a tampon!

Word verification is PUNISH...weird

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Oh please don't go there with the crafty things for tampons, I remember the thread on crafty mamas with all the craft for feminine hygiene products, it was weird LOL.

Weetbix, there is a weetbix cake recipe floating around on the internet somewhere, i will see if I can track it down.

zofia said...

Oh Miss Mae! Bet you're bouncing off the walls tonight!!

Tania said...

I have long been of the opinion that leftover (soggified) weetbix is the stuff that houses should be built with. Think mudbrick and get crafting lady!

Claire said...

Oh Gosh you have me in stiches just about everytime I read your blog!!
Hmm ideas for weetbix - this is their recipe site for ideas.http://www.weetbix.co.nz/recipes.aspx
Not sure I like the idea of weetbix in my smoothie, but hey if the kids don't know.......
Do you have a dog? Maybe you could mush them & add to the dog food...

Carolyn said...

wheetbix makes good bricks! Anythning can be stuck together with it!

My stockpile was tissues. now we have run out LOL!

Karen said...

LOL...your blog always gives me a big laugh Tassie. Can't help with the weetbix stockpile though other than you can courier them over here if you get desperate. My two little ones go through 7 a day between them. They've been watching those ads with Brett Lee I think - haha.

MoederKip said...

LOL - I just love that photo. :-)
Good luck with the weetix... and tampons... just don't mix them up!