Back before the days that supermarkets opened 24/7, Easter eggs went on sale fromJanuary 1st and strawberries were available all year long, milk came in glass bottles with different coloured foil lids and was delivered from the “Milk Man”.
Fast forward 10 years and the “Milk Man” is a rare breed of near extinction workers but on the good side you can shop 24/7, make a strawberry pavlova at Christmas and eat Easter eggs all year round. The glass bottles have been replaced by plastic.
Its’ amazing what you remember from your childhood. Early memories of milk take me back to preschool drinking warm milk through a straw whilst being read a story, this was always preceded by falling asleep on the play mat. Another fond memory of milk was the famous advert in the late 80’s. Two boys were siting around the dinner table talking about football (soccer). Boy 1was wearing a Liverpool football shirt (during the 80’s Liverpool dominated English football) and speaking in a thick scouse accent says the following to his friend:
Boy 1: “My mum says Ian Rush (famous Liverpool football player) says, if you don’t drink your milk, you’ll end up playing for Accrington Stanley”.
Boy 2: “Accrington Stanley? Who are they?”
Boy 1: “Exactly”
Accrington Stanley had unfortunately been relegated out of the football leagues the year before but for milk it had captured the hearts of millions of young boys.
25ish years later I still love milk. My favourite recipes for milk is an energy boosting milkshake. After going for a long run (which I do a lot) I make this with ice cold milk, sit back work out if I’ve burnt enough calories to eat cake.
500ml Ice cold milk,
1 Ripe banana
2 Tablespoons honey
25g Rolled oats
Place all ingredients except the ice in a blender or liquidiser. Blend, pour in to a glass and top with ice.