But timing is everything. The greengrocer had just put out a whole bunch of marked down produce. So, I loaded up with everything we could use. I headed towards the checkout counter with a little trepidation.
What a beautiful sight!
Mike had gone for cat food and pop. He was already checking out by the time I got there. In the not-too-distant past, he would have made me put all but one bag of each back, but this time he didn’t bat an eye about it. the man behind me eyed my produce and asked if I was having a big chili-fest. “No,” I smiled. “This is all going into the dehydrator.”
My ticket came to $12.56
- 3 packages tomatoes @ 49¢
- 4 packages tomatoes @ 29¢
- 5 bags bell peppers (5 /bag) @ 1.19 / bag
- 5 bags jalapeños peppers @ .49 / bag
- 2-pound bag green beans @ 39¢
Tonight when it cools down a bit, I plan to put up the jalapeños in the FoodPantrie. No heat or electricity to run that one. Some will be sliced cross-wise, some will be sliced length-wise, and some will be dried whole. These are for Mike, as I don’t eat them.
Tomorrow morning before church I will take the peaches out of the dehydrator, blanch the tomatoes, and toss them into the machine. I’m thinking I will either chunk them for sauce or maybe slice lengthwise. Haven’t decided yet. I know there will be little bits and pieces, these will be pureed for sauce.
After lunch we’ll steam the green beans for lunch. Then I will address the bell peppers. I’ve got about 25 peppers. I’ve never tried this before, but I think I will remove the tops and seed a few to dry whole. Did this will poblano peppers and they worked fine. I want to use these for stuffed peppers. The rest I’ll cut into strips for stir-fry and such.