Thursday, November 13, 2014

Takes One to Know One

This grocery delivery thing is working pretty well for me.  This week carrots were on sale - 2 lb. bag for 99 cents.  I ordered 20 lbs.

Whenever the person who does the shopping notices something they think is out of the ordinary, they call to confirm the item.  That's a good idea.  People make mistakes.  So when the shopper saw my order for 20 lbs. of carrots, he called me.  I assured him that I did indeed want 20 lbs. of carrots.

"You are a canner," he said.  I asked him how he knew that.  He said, "It takes one to know one.  I bought 16 lbs of carrots for myself.  I'm canning them this evening."  I remarked that I thought we may be a dying breed.  He said that he was pleasantly surprised to see young people he knew showing an interest learning the old ways.  I think that is a good sign.

The last canner load of carrots are bubbling away on the stove.  10 lbs. of carrots gave me 22 pints of diced carrots.  I shredded the other 10 lbs.  Both dehydrators are filled.  There is enough left for another dehydrator full tomorrow.  I like the shredded dehydrated carrots for soups or carrot bread or muffins.   And the dehydrated foods take up much less space than do the canned.

It is nice to be able to check off one more item from my list.

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have a winner of a shopper there :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Dani...You are right! It is nice to know that I'm dealing with someone who doesn't think I am completely nuts when I order 20 lbs. of carrots. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Now see, you may be helping cue another canner onto the sales!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Smart cookie. All that canning helps to heat the house during a cold snap. Much better than in July.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Gorges...Sounds like he is shopping the same way I do...watching the sales. I'd rather have a garden, but I can't. So I just do what I can and continue on.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Anonymous...Yeah, I'd much rather have the canners going now. I've canned both summer and winter. Summer is not much fun!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh those will be so yummy in a soup!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Mary...Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I've got dehydrated carrot slices and dices, but didn't have any shredded. A handful in soup or lots of other things will be really good. I like to toss some of the shredded in a pot of ham and beans, too. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!!

    ReplyDelete