is ongoing here in my little apartment.
My local grocery had boneless, skinless chicken breast on sale for $1.99/lb. 14 pints are in my pressure canner.
Frozen hash browns were on sale for $1.99 per 2 lb. bag. I bought 4 bags. They filled 11 dehydrator trays and are drying as I write. I really like having the dehydrated hash browns on hand. I put about 2/3 of a cup of them in a bowl, cover with boiling water, and within about 15 minutes they are ready to fry up for one generous serving. I've tried making my own from raw potatoes, but without success. Potatoes have to be blanched before drying. The thin slices and 1/2 inch cubes work well, but the homemade hash browns tend to fall apart. The frozen ones are already blanched, so all I need do is spread them out on the screened trays, set the dehydrators at 135 degrees and let them go.
I'm working on building my food storage back up. I used a lot of it over the winter when I was staying home most of the time. And I was really glad to have it. So each week I'm buying the sale items I can use. Prices are going up at an alarming rate, so whatever I can preserve now will save me money in the long run. As I no longer own a vehicle, this kind of shopping figures out to lots of bus rides, but it is worth it for me.
Having your own land and raising your own food is wonderful. I would much prefer to be doing that. But when in a place where that's not going to happen, there are still ways to preserve food. It is called doing the best you can with what you have to work with.
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