We're talking about food here. Since the debt ceiling bill passed and no doubt will be signed, reports indicate that we ain't seen nuthin' yet as far as food inflation is concerned. We have always said, "Stack it to the rafters." Now might be the time to go beyond.
Due to physical restraints and just plain old age, I have my groceries delivered. This service makes life much easier for me as well as many others of my vintage who find mobility to be a problem. But once in a while they get it wrong. Just a minor thing.
Right now I am concentrating on dehydrating food. Four bags of frozen hash browns dried overnght and are cooling down so I can package them for storage. Hash browns are really handy to have. I just soak enough for a meal in water for about 20 minutes, drain and fry.
I had ordered 6 bags of frozen corn to dehydrate. What I got was 6 cans of corn. Sigh. The corn is still food and the cans will go on the shelf. The corn to dehydrate will be ordered for the next devery.
Frozen veggies are my favorite for dehydrating. They have already been blanched for freezing, so all I need to do is spread them out on dehydrator trays and dry them. Many vegetables do not rehydrate well enough to use as a side dish. I mostly add them to soups I make in the crockpot where they do rehydrate over time or I turn them into powders to add as flavor to many dishes.
Corn, however rehydrates well But mostly I grind it up in my mini food processor and add it to my cornbread recipe. Adding the corn gives cornbread a wonderful corn flavor.
And now I am off to my kitchen where I wil cry for a time. No, I am not sad. But I do have onions to peel and chop for drying.
A question before I go. Has anyone ever dehydrated meat? I have seen videos on the subject, but still am not sure about trying it. I am thinking mostly chicken or hamburger, as I use those two more often. If anyone has any thoughts on this, please share.
Please, my friends, do not slack off on your preparations. The current administration will gladly provide illegales with cell phones, housing, food stamps, medical care and anything else they need. However, you - American citizen - are on your own. Do whatever you can to make it through hard times.
And by all means - pray!