Post by mightyspuds on Jan 25, 2012 13:14:02 GMT -8
Here is last weeks ,some,of the dehydrating.Cabbage,cilantro and bell peppers.The cilantro would be maybe a 1/4 qt mason jar after powdering in the blender.
The cabbage is super in soups.If you do cup o noodles,or better yet,ramen in the packages for meal at work,the cabbage will rehydrate right along with it and adds lots of nutrition for a CHEAP work lunch.
Did you know most people spend more on lunch and coffee at work than they do commuting? There is room for some serious savings there!
Post by mommajeane on Jan 25, 2012 17:02:16 GMT -8
They look so pretty on your new shelves! How did you do the cabbage? Did you buy it bagged and then dry it or did you chop up a whole cabbage? I have never tried drying cabbage before...now I want to try it.
Some friends I use to work with kept track of all the money they spent coming and going home from work and it added up to over $600.00 for the month. They just couldn't believe they spent so much! They then switched to making their own lunches and bringing fruit from home and a big thermos of coffee with them. I rarely ever bought something just for me it was always tight with money.
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Spuds.ypu should have a life time supply of celery now. I dried some years and years ago in the oven before I had a dryer. Still have lots and can not use or the dried spinach I bought to try. This dang diet really messes things up. I had worked out a fast soup recipe using the spinach and other dry stuff. Good as the canned about. I liked it. Fine pasta, spinach and boullion and TVP and tomato and dried bells. I would do two bows fast with it. I was planning to bag some to have ready to fix faster. TVP is soybean and no idea how much Vit K in it. Soybeans not bad that way but the oil is what I have to not use.
I have to get my freezer boxes up here to freeze beans or soup. I need to cook more from scratch as this canned soup went up 30%.
And having stuff on the shelves where you can easily get to it will be help and you will use it. I can have a little cabbage but has to be boiled and drained. MY bierrock recipes are down home. They freeze okay. Some how I will have to figure out how to measure to get only my limit of cabbage in one.
Stuff can add up fast. I would go home for lunch and would have something ready to heat and eat. I could put out frozen beans or soup in soup plate it was thawed ready to heat. I only had a mile to drive. If people knew I was in the building they would pound on the door to get in. I had a lunch hour.
Spuds, don't you have a cherriy pitter? I can remember putting cherries with out one and we all pitted. Pie cherriesa nd finally canned seed and all. Had to do it to get done. I liked a few pints of sweet cherries and couple pounds or less of the white for marchinos. Not as solid as boughted but good to use. I could not afford to buy. The crank pitters will not make them fancy but it works. Back then with family I stocked the cellar.
THis coming week I go to big city on the senior bus to the doctor. 6 month check and it as at 11.30 and the bus bunch go out to eat about noon. I will take a sandwich and cookies and water and do it that way and eat later on the bus. It takes time there to dialate my eyes. But where they go to eat if you do it adds up $8 to $10 with tip. Vernal that driver goes cheaper place as I guess what they want. MacDonald's . I do want to get to some stores too. Cheese and peanutbutter will work or what I have on hand that day. I do not want to make her stop anywhere special but the eye dr. She would stop and let me run in to BurgerKing afterwards I know. What I take would be safer to eat on my diet.
I still have dried celery and at that time I did in oven. Too diarectic for me. Little in stuff only now.
Dry and put up all you like to eat and can use.
If I had to buy lunch I would get a corn dog and potato salad at the store if I could not get home for lunch. That added up too.
How did you do the cherries . I have 18 lbs of the Mount Rainier to do...... I would lke to dry some- has anyone dried them in the sun- it has been warm... Or how do you can them? first time I have had so many
How did you do the cherries . I have 18 lbs of the Mount Rainier to do...... I would like to dry some- has anyone dried them in the sun- it has been warm... Or how do you can them? first time I have had so many
First off...so NICE to meet you and WELCOME!
We rinsed,....then just roll a knife around cherry and pop out the pit,drop in a quart of water with a tsp of vitamin C powder,soak about 5 minutes....lay flat on dehydrator tray and away you go until your level of dryness reached,ours are just slightly pliable,wont crack when bent.
We havent canned any yet in our preservation exploits.
That is good. I did celery years ago and filled a couple jars. Got at farmer's market cheap as suckered.. Froze bigger pieces. Paid $1 for 3 bunches and it has lasted and lasted. I know in pantry but could not find for Xmas dressing. I need work on that pantry. I have onion I should dry.
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