The mini marathon of dehydrating is about finished. Here are the results.
4 medium sized heads of chopped cabbage = 2 quarts dried
10 lbs diced carrots = 1 quart and 1 cup dried
10 lbs. diced onions = 1 1/2 quarts dried
20 lbs. diced potatoes = 5 quarts dried
I also dehydrated 12 cans of diced tomatoes, but I am not overjoyed at how they turned out. Instead of getting small pieces of tomato, they kind of dried in a sheet like a fruit roll-up. The idea was to be able to toss a handful of tomato pieces into soup or stew. I broke the sheets into pieces and they fit in a 1 quart bag. I think I will probably run them through my little electric grinder and turn them into tomato powder to use as flavoring.
Finally got my kitchen cleaned up including the nasty science experiments from my fridge. I really don't know how I wind up with leftovers that I forget about until they growl at me. I need to be more careful about finishing up those odds and ends. I hate waste and I get irritated with myself when I have to toss what once was perfectly good food.
So I am off to do more fun stuff like a bit of rearranging in my living room in order to fit in one more shelving unit. This one will hold my quilting fabric and supplies with room to spare for the odd cases of home canned food that I can't fit on the other shelves. After which I plan to spend a few days sewing and reading and napping. Not necessarily in that order. :)
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