The other day I was making coconut milk for the first time and needed a cheesecloth, but I don’t own one. I read that I could use a coffee filter, but when I tried that it was too flimsy and tore. I also read that I could use a pillowcase, but that just sounded way too messy. So, I thought about it for a minute and then an idea came…
I could use an old nylon pantyhose stocking!
I rummaged through my unmentionables drawer and found a pair of old pantyhose, cut off one of the stockings and rinsed it out well.
Guess what? It worked perfectly!
As a bonus, when I was finished, I just turned it inside out, washed it out well, and then hung it over my old paper towel holder to dry. So easy to clean up and reusable, too.
So, there you have it. A cheesecloth alternative. Yay for frugal kitchen tips!
What are some alternative & frugal kitchen uses for items you already have around your home?
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