Sunday, September 8, 2013

No-Budget Ice

No, it's not a lot of frozen yogurt! It's no-budget ice.
I like things that are so low-budget that they are actually no-budget. We are planning to slaughter a couple of obnoxious roosters this week and I need some ice water for chilling the carcasses after they are all butchered. I don't like to buy ice because it seems silly to pay for frozen water, you know? I don't have an ice maker in my refrigerator, either, and I only have four ice cube trays. So last night I got out a few old yogurt tubs, filled them water, put the lids on them, and popped them in the freezer. I made Gigantic Homemade Ice Cubes. For this particular application (chilling chickens) I think I'll just use them whole in a cooler full of water. If I needed smaller pieces I could just put the giant cubes (okay, cylinders) in a plastic bag and hit them with a hammer. 


There now, wasn't that easy?

5 comments:

  1. Easy peasy! For travel, we freeze gallons of water to keep the food cold and then we can drink them if the water doesn't taste good where ever we are.

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  2. Yay! We do the same for ice for our cooler. They stay cold longer and it contains the water so everything doesn't get all wet as it melts. :)

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  3. What a wonderful idea! I end up buying ice blocks when we go camping, but after reading this post, I am thinking...how silly! So glad to have stumbled upon you!

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    1. Thanks, JK. I'm glad you're here! I've bought big blocks of ice in Mexico before but never here. I take it they sell blocks in the U.S., too?

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